Srinagar, Sep 26: National
Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval chaired a high-level meeting here on Thursday
and directed security officials to intensify anti-militancy operations and work
towards improving the life of common people in Jammu and Kashmir, officials
Doval, who returned to the national capital after arriving
here on Wednesday, held a series of meetings with security officials and
bureaucrats during which he made it clear that common people should be able to
exercise their daily routine without any fear from militant groups, they said.
This is his second visit after the Centre abrogated
provisions of Article 370 in the state on August 5 and bifurcated it into union
territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh, which will come into being on
October 31 with the swearing-in ceremony of first Lt Governors.
During the meeting, the National Security Advisor (NSA)
reviewed the developmental schemes for people and asked officials for their
speedy implementation, which includes providing best health care, shipment of
apple boxes out of the Kashmir Valley, among other things.
Doval, as per the government spokesperson, enquired about
the law and order situation, and position of essential services and supplies in
the Kashmir Valley.
The NSA complimented the Jammu and Kashmir administration
and security forces for their work and maintaining law and order in the entire
He appreciated that no complaints regarding the human rights
violations were reported from any part of Kashmir Valley during the past over
one and half month. He urged the security forces to keep maintaining good
conduct and maintaining peace in the State.
It was the second visit of National Security Advisor to the
Kashmir Valley after 5th of August, 2019.
Advisor K. Vijay Kumar, Director General of Police, DG CRPF,
Addl. DG Law and Order, Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, IG Kashmir, Zonal
DIGs and representatives of different security agencies accompanied the NSA
during his visit to various places of the valley.
Doval called upon the Para-military forces, Police and civil
administration to win hearts and minds of the people and immediately respond to
the emergencies and any issues raised by the people. He was apprised that Pak
sponsored militant outfits were indulging in various atrocities on the people,
killing shopkeepers, threatening and intimidating fruit growers etc. He
directed all the concerned departments and agencies to take strict action
against such elements and facilitate the common masses as much as possible.
The NSA also appreciated the medical, essential supplies and
insisted that these be maintained.
In view of the reports that militant outfits may carry out
some demonstrative and sensational acts of militancy, the security of vital
installations must be ensured and all arrangements regarding strict vigilance
and keeping the troops on alert be made a priority.While interacting with the Army and BSF, the NSA
stressed that in view of the reports of large scale infiltration attempts,
anti-infiltration grid along the border be kept at high alert and wherever
attempts of infiltration are reported, strong action must be taken.