Kashmir on high alert

Kashmir on high alert

The Jammu and Kashmir Police and other security agencies have beefed up the security in and around the Srinagar city ahead of Republic Day.
Two grenades attacks in 2-days at Rajbagh and Lal Chowk have rattled the security apparatus. These attacks have put the security apparatus on high alert. Militants striking twice in Srinagar is an indication that militants may try to disrupt the Republic Day function in Srinagar and other parts of the Valley.
At present the focus of the security agencies has shifted on ensuring incident free Republic Day. The Police have set up nakas and check points across the city to thwart any possibility of militants carrying out a strike to register their presence in the city.
On Friday police issued an advisory in view of threat of attack during the forthcoming Republic Day. Police have asked its officials and personnel to remain alert round-the-clock to prevent militants from infiltrating in the city.
Police have asked the people to cooperate and not to feel harassed. Even the schools have been asked not to allow any strangers and keep the students safe.
It’s not for the first time that stringent security arrangements have been put at place across the Valley ahead of January 26. It happens every year and people have become used to it. The area around SK Cricket Stadium in Sonawar has been turned into garrison to keep the militants at bay. The grenade attacks in the city have pressed the alarm bell. J&K Police don’t want to take any chances and have intensified the searches to track the militants who have probably entered into the city and have announced their arrival by lobbing grenades at Rajbagh and Lal Chowk. Next 8-days are going to be tough for security agencies and the people.