Committed to eliminate terror ecosystem in J&K: LG

Reviews security, development scenario of Kashmir

Srinagar: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha Thursday said that the administration is committed to eliminate the terror ecosystem & ensure inclusive and progressive development of Jammu and Kashmir.

The Lt Governor chaired a high-level meeting to review the security and development scenario in all 10 districts of Kashmir Division.

The Lt Governor tweeted: “Chaired a high-level meeting in Srinagar today to review the security and development scenario in all 10 districts of Kashmir Division. J&K Administration is committed to completely eliminate terror ecosystem & to ensure inclusive and progressive development of UT.”

Meanwhile, a local news gathering agency has quoted reliable sources as divulging that the Lt Governor has chaired a meeting today to finalise the ‘winter strategy’ to be adopted by the security agencies during the winter months—‘November to March’.

“The meeting was aimed to work out a plan to ensure there is no disturbance to the prevailing peace and to further cement the peace in UT to provide more relief to common people,” a source revealed.

He said that with an aim to see a record number of tourists during winter months, the meeting discussed various means to ensure safety and security of all guests including foreign visitors to the Valley.

Those who participated in the meeting include Principal Secretary home department, R K Goyal, Chief Secretary A K Mehta, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Vijay Kumar Bhiduri, DGP J&K RR Swain, ADGP Law and Order Vijay Kumar, IGP Kashmir V K Birdi and Deputy Commissioners of all ten districts besides other officials from the civil administration.

An official present in the meeting said that LG Sinha stressed on keeping the development momentum on during the winter months stating that “winter months shouldn’t become a hurdle in the ongoing development in the Valley.” He said that developmental works should be speeded up till the snowfall is witnessed in Kashmir.

Sources said the Lt Governor while expressing satisfaction over the peaceful atmosphere prevailing in Kashmir, said that more efforts need to be put in to eliminate the terror-co system and the remaining terrorists. “Security forces have to ensure that peace becomes a permanent feature in J&K,” he said.

This is the second security review meeting chaired by LG in Srinagar in a fortnight. Earlier, on November 1, LG chaired a Unified High Command meeting in Srinagar. (With inputs from KNO)


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