Kupwara: The administration in this north Kashmir district has beefed up security cover for the minority communities, amid fears of large-scale exodus after a spate of killings by suspected militants last week.
Addressing a news conference here on Monday, the Deputy Commissioner (DC) Kupwara, Imam Din said that security cover for the minority communities have been beefed up and that no element will be allowed to damage the social fabric and communal harmony in the district, an official spokesperson said.
The DC, he said, condemned the recent target killings of minorities and said that unscrupulous elements have attempted to damage the communal fabric of the society in J&K which upholds a long history of brotherhood and hospitality.
“The DC said that he along with SSP Kupwara have interacted with the migrant community both residing at Migrant Colony and other places and various issues were discussed on the spot with them adding that the security cover has also been beefed up for the community. On the demand of residents, solar lights have also been installed in the Migrant Colony,” he said.
The official spokesperson further said that the District Magistrate assured all necessary support to the migrant community from administration, police and public about their safety and security, adding that there is no need to panic.
“The DC said that a Nodal officer has also been designated to keep close liaison with the migrant community for instant redressal of their issues,” he said.
Din, he said, also urged all stakeholders to come together and denounce the “nefarious elements” who are hell bent to damage the peaceful atmosphere.
According to the official spokesperson, SSP Kupwara, Yougal Manhas while addressing the media assured full cooperation to the community and said that the police will not allow any element to damage the peace and congenial atmosphere in the district.
“He said that necessary security has been provided wherever required,” he added.
Police Establishes Minority Distress Helpline
Meanwhile police has established a helpline number for the minority community in the Valley.
Kashmir Police Zone in a tweet quoted Inspector General of Police (IFP) Kashmir as saying that a minority distress helpline has been established at PCR Kashmir.
IGP also said that the people from minority communities can contact the above-mentioned number for assistance.
“Kashmir Police established Minority distress #helpline at PCR Kashmir. In case of #emergency, one may call for #assistance on 0194-2440283: IGP Kashmir,” Kashmir Police Zone tweeted.
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