Peace returning to Kashmir: DGP

Srinagar: Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh on Friday said the anti-peace elements, who were “instigated” by separatist and other elements on the “directions” of Pakistan have been “wiped out” in Kashmir.

He said that J&K has lost a number of people due to the violence and most of those bad elements responsible for the death and destruction of people of J&K have been wiped out.

“The thorns that were sown over the years have been almost wiped out and now there are a few left and they will be wiped out very soon,” DGP Singh told reporters in Srinagar on the sidelines of a cycle race “Pedal for Peace” in Srinagar.

“ ..Hurriyat and Jamat-e-Islami were inciting the youth to violence on the instructions of Pakistan. They used to play a bloody game in Kashmir and almost all these elements have been wipedout.”

He gave credit to the people of Jammu and Kashmir for the prevailing peace and said that their support and cooperation to the J&K Police has been immense.

DGP said that there was an atmosphere of peace and people are now breathing freely in all the districts of Kashmir. “Today we feel that the era of destruction is over and now is the time to move forward,” he added.

He said the people of most militancy hit areas were now choosing sports and other competitive fields as their career.

Earlier, as a part of the celebrations of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, Jammu and Kashmir Police organized a cycle race “Pedal for Peace” this morning under its Civic Action Programme (CAP).

The race was divided into seven different categories wherein 2264 professional & non professional cyclists participated. Special attraction of raffle draw was introduced in the event for the first time.

Dilbag Singh and Financial Commissioner (Additional Chief Secretary) Home Department J&K, R K Goyal graced the occasion at the Flag In presentation ceremony.

Speaking on the occasion, the DGP expressed his gratitude to the senior officers of Police, Civil administration, people and above all the participants for making today’s event a grand success and bigger as compared to its previous seasons.

Addressing cyclists the DGP said that every pedal is changing the scenario of Jammu and Kashmir towards a new milestone of a more peaceful environment.

R K Goyal speaking on the occasion, said that he feels extremely happy to be a part of this great event.

He said that the events of J&K Police always have a special charm and depict the vibrancy of the department. He said that today’s participants who are of different age groups encourage everyone that age is just a number. (UNI)

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