Jammu- Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Monday said the security situation in the Union Territory has improved significantly and terrorism is “taking its last breath” here.
Accommodations for employees belonging to the Kashmiri Pandit community in Kashmir have been arranged, and allocation will be completed expeditiously, he said.
“The security situation is better than it was in the past. With confidence, I can say that terrorism is taking its last breath,” Sinha said while addressing Kashmiri Pandits at Mata Bhadrakali shrine on the outskirts of Jammu city.
Sinha said that in the past, terrorists have targeted soft spots to instil fear within the community.
“The neighbouring country is deliberately attempting to keep the pot of terrorism boiling in J-K. We are making every effort to ensure the security of vulnerable groups, including Kashmiri Pandits and minorities. The police and security forces are working tirelessly towards this goal,” he said.
Jammu-based Mata Bhadrakali temple, a replica of a temple located in Kupwara district of north Kashmir, celebrated Maha Navami which was attended by LG Sinha and Kashmiri Pandits from various parts of Jammu.
The LG highlighted the cultural renaissance in the country under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and restoration of important ancient and religious sites with the broader objective of the welfare of the society.
He said the J&K Administration is working with complete dedication to create a favorable scenario for the permanent settlement of Kashmiri Pandit community in the valley.
Sinha said the government employees from the Kashmiri Pandit community will be offered land at subsidised rates in Srinagar for housing purposes.
“We will ensure this arrangement is made promptly. My administration and office are open for the people of the community to address their genuine concerns,” he said.
“Enhanced security measures will be implemented at these accommodations across Kashmir. A proposal has been submitted to the Home Ministry and we expect a prompt response leading to its implementation,” he added.
Sinha further said that a nodal officer has been appointed in LG Secretariat to address all the issues and concerns of the KP community.
The members of the community, he said, can also take up issues with Divisional Commissioner, ADGP, IGP and concerned Deputy Commissioner and their matter will be taken up on priority.
The LG directed KK Sidha, Commissioner, Relief and Rehabilitation for regular allotment of completed houses in Kashmir valley and submit a report on the requirements and gaps in terms of infrastructure and other facilities. He also highlighted various initiatives taken by the administration for the welfare of the community.
Earlier, Sinha extended Maha Navami greetings and assured all necessary support from his administration to Mata Bhaderkali Asthapan Trust (MBAT) for the early completion of the ongoing construction work of the temple.
He also appreciated the efforts of Mata Bhaderkali Asthapan Trust in building requisite facilities for pilgrims including socio-cultural centre and Shaheed Sthal to honour the martyrs of Kashmiri Pandit Community, Army, Police and Central Armed Police Forces.
Greets People On Dussehra
Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha has greeted the people on the eve of Dussehra.
In a message, the Lt Governor said: “On the joyous occasion of Dussehra, I offer my warm greetings and good wishes to all. The festival of Dussehra, also known as Vijayadashmi, marks the triumph of righteousness over evil and inspires the people to lead a pious and virtuous life by following the high moral values and right conduct of Maryada Purushottam Lord Ram.
May the festival usher in happiness, prosperity and well-being of all”. (With PTI inputs)
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