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Be humane, Mehbooba tells Army, police

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti   | Photo Credit: R.V. Moorthy

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Asks forces to exercise restraint while countering militants

Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday directed all security agencies, including the Army and the police, “to adopt humane approach and exercise maximum restraint” during the counter-militancy operations in the State.

Chairing a meeting of the Unified Headquarters in Jammu, Ms. Mufti reviewed “overall security scenario” emerging in the wake of rising militancy and the grim situation along the borders.

Addressing the heads of the security-related wings, Ms. Mufti said, “The security agencies should adopt a more humane approach while dealing with the situation.”

A government spokesman said Ms. Mufti “advised the security agencies to exercise maximum restraint and strictly ensure safety and security of people and their properties”.

With growing number of youth joining militancy in both north and south Kashmir, the Chief Minister underlined that “the need of the hour is to engage meaningfully with the people, particularly youth, so that they are able to contribute to the society and its welfare”.

She called for “increased community policing activities and enhanced outreach by the administration”.

Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh was also present in the meeting.

It was also attended by General Officer Commanding in Chief, Northern Command, Lt. Gen. Devraj Anbu and Director General of Police, S. P. Vaid.

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