Governor’s admin faces uphill task

Governor’s admin faces uphill task
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The civilian killings in Kashmir are emerging as a big challenge for the government and these have to stop.
The Governor N N Vohra has to ensure that security forces follow the Standard Operating Procedure in letter and spirit to avoid the civilian killings. People are hoping that situation would improve in Governor’s rule and forces would be made accountable. But situation is still grim and the Governor’s administration would have to ensure that people feel the change on the ground.
Kashmir has seen a rise in civilian killings at encounter sites during clashes between forces and protestors who swarm to a place where militants are holed up in order to break the siege. Police record reveals that at least 106 civilians died in forces’ firing near encounter sites since January 2017. These killings have continued in the ongoing Governor’s rule in the state following the fall of the PDP-BJP government last month.
The Governor’s administration has been assigned an uphill task as Kashmir continues to be on the edge. The Governor Vohra has to ensure that peace is restored and people are pacified. This can happen by reaching out to people and addressing their genuine grievances.
Since the day Governor Vohra has taken the charge he has taken slew of measures to address the issues concerning the people. Now his administration has to ensure that the steps taken by the Governor Vohra are implemented on the ground and the people are given a chance to breathe freely.
The Governor’s administration at the first instance has to clear the mess. And it’s a big assignment. Politicians also know it very well that they cannot come back till situation improves.