‘Participation of youth in different events led to normalcy’
Srinagar: Noting that infiltration attempts by militants from across the Line of Control (LoC) into Indian side have increase in the recent time, Director General of Police (DGP) of J&K Dilbagh Singh on Friday said that alert troops are capable of tackling any situation.
“In the recent times, infiltration attempts have increased from Rajouri, Poonch in Jammu and Kupwara, Baramulla in Kashmir from Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK),” the DGP told reporters on the sideline of Prize distribution function of the 32nd Police-Public Mela 2020 in Srinagar.
However, he said troops are capable enough to tackle such attempts. “Cross border infiltration has been a cause of concern but all attempts of pushing militants in our side are being foiled,” Mr Singh said.
He said every militant, who has infiltrated into this side, is being neutralized and forces are keeping a watch on such activities.
Normalcy due to youth participation in different events
Meanwhile, DGP Singh said that involvement of people, especially youth, in different events has helped in maintaining normalcy and improve police-public relationship in Jammu and Kashmir.
Singh said under the aegis of PWWA Chairperson and its members the Police Public Mela which once started as a small activity has gained a significant place in terms of healthy relations between J&K Police and public.
He said this mela has facilitated better relations between Police and public. “Every year the mela was organised twice but due to COVID-19 it could not be organised in 2020 in the way that used to be but still we managed to organise raffle draw because tickets were already sold out,” he said.
The DGP said good police public rapport has brought dividends and by involving the people of Jammu and Kashmir in various activities the bond has grown stronger. “Involvement of people, especially youth in different sports events at Police station, district, range or zonal levels have helped in maintaining normalcy in J&K,” he said, adding that organising Civic Action Programmes and Police Community Partnership Group meetings with the common people has played a very important role in restoring and prevailing peace here.
While thanking the people of Jammu and Kashmir for their support and cooperation in maintaining peace, the DGP hoped that the support and cooperation of people will continue in future as well. He said the current situation in J&K is far better than what it used to be. He said good atmosphere will benefit the children and youth who have suffered a lot over the past many years. He said the safety of people of J&K is always our top priority.