Internet resumption once situation turns ‘more normal’: LG
Srinagar, Dec 4: Internet
services would be restored in Kashmir in phases once the situation turns
“more normal”, Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor GC Murmu said on
However, he gave no timeline for restoration of internet
services, which were snapped across all platforms in the Kashmir valley on the
intervening night of August 4 and August 5.
The Centre announced abrogation of Jammu and Kashmir’s special
status under Article 370 of the Constitution on August 5.
“We are reviewing it (internet ban) and as it
(situation) becomes more normal, we will do it (restore) phase-wise. We have
already discussed it with our administration and we are taking it up,”
Murmu told reporters on the sidelines of the passing-out parade of police
recruits at the Police Training Centre, Sheeri in north Kashmir’s Baramulla
The L-G described the situation in the valley post
abrogation of Article 370 as “very good”.
“I think the situation is very good, it has improved
very well. The police have been doing a yeoman’s service and there is a high
level of coordination among all the forces here. People’s participation is very
good, they are coming out and are interested in development,” he said.
yeoman’s service in J&K’
The L-G Wednesday said that the synergy and coordination
between Police and Civil Administration is vital for the development in Jammu
and Kashmir, asserting that Police was performing yeoman’s service ensuring
safety and security of the people.
Speaking at the Passing Out-cum Attestation Parade, the Lt.
Governor observed that the Jammu and Kashmir Police is doing a commendable job
in ensuring law and order and maintaining peaceful environment in the region.
“Jammu and Kashmir being one of the oldest forces of the
nation has faced all the challenges very boldly and they have ensured peaceful
environment in the region,” the Lt. Governor said.
The Lt. Governor
lauded the role of Police and Civil Administration for their services during
Government’s ambitious Back to Village Programmes which aim to provide
governance at the people’s doorsteps.
The Lt. Governor stressed the importance of greater synergy
between Police and Civil Administration to provide hassle-free services to the
people and help the Government to realize the dream of development in Jammu and
He observed that the Police and Paramilitary forces have
remained on the forefront to ensure smooth conduct of activities like Panchayat
elections, BDC polls and Back to Village Programmes. He said it is good to
learn that the people are coming out and helping the Government in the
The Lt. Governor said, besides ensuring law and order in the
region, the Jammu and Kashmir Police has a greater role to play in implementing
the fruitful welfare schemes and programmes of the Government with utmost
devotion and dedication in an accelerated manner.
Urging the Police Department to ensure that people’s
grievances are addressed on priority, the Lt. Governor said that
‘People-friendly Policing’ is call of the day which will yield greater results
in ensuring the law and order, peace and tranquility in the region.
“This is a historical
event. From today, you (Passing out cadets) will be joining the mainstream
police ranks and playing your roles in safeguarding the interests of the
nation,” the Lt. Governor said.
On Developmental Projects, the Lt. Governor urged people to
avail the developmental schemes of the Government. He said that several
projects have been listed as “Languishing”, assuring that the administration
was taking every possible step to clear all such projects for the welfare of
Jammu and Kashmir. He said that around 2500 projects were reviewed out of which
around 1000 projects are going to be completed sooner.
Earlier, the Lt. Governor inspected the Parade and took the
salute. Nearly 950 trainee constables passed out after completing their basic
In his welcome speech, Director General of Police, Dilbag
Singh hailed the government, especially the Lt. Governor, for taking keen
interest in Police welfare. Addressing the pass-outs, the DGP complimented them
for undergoing nine-month rigorous training successfully. He said that with their joining the Jammu and
Kashmir Police would become stronger and hoped that the passing out cadets will
work for the nation with dedication. He congratulated the award-winning cadets
and also the families and relatives of passing out trainees.
The Principal of the STC, Showkat Ahmad Dar, highlighted the
profile of the new recruits and also gave a brief about the pieces of training
conducted for them.