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J&K Governor reviews security scenario, directs administration to remain alert

Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik.

Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik.   | Photo Credit: Nissar Ahmad

Jammu and Kashmir Governor reviews security scenario with Army’s Northern Command chief in Srinagar

Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Monday night reviewed the security situation and emphasised the need for constant alertness and preparedness to deal with any eventuality, after the Centre scrapped Article 370 of the Constitution which accorded special status to the state.

According to a Raj Bhawan spokesperson, the government held a meeting with top officials and reviewed the prevailing security and law and order scenario in the State.

The governor’s advisors K. Vijay Kumar, K.K. Sharma, K. Skandan and Farooq Khan, and Chief Secretary B.V.R. Subrahmanyam attended the meeting, he added.

Mr. Kumar, Mr. Skandan and Mr. Khan, who returned to Srinagar from Jammu after taking stock of essential services, briefed the Governor about the adequacy of essential supplies and delivery of various public services to the people, including electricity, water supply and health care services.

 

The Governor stressed the need for ensuring safety of general public and advised the administration to give due consideration to the genuine needs of people in the current scenario, the spokesman said.

Mr. Subrahmanyam informed the Governor that there was no dearth of essential commodities in Kashmir Valley and that the stock would last for over three months.

Reviewing the law and order situation and preparedness of the government machinery, Governor Malik emphasised the need for constant alertness, preparedness and synergy among various departments and agencies to enable dealing with emerging situation in a coordinated and effective manner.

 

The Governor reiterated the need to constantly maintain a close watch on the ground situation and underlined the importance of sustained efforts to bring peace and harmony in the society for the overall benefit of people.

Governor Malik has appealed to the public and leaders of various social, religious and political organisations to cooperate with the government machinery in the maintenance of law and order in the state, the spokesperson said.

Army’s Northern Command chief meets Governor

The Army’s Northern Command chief Lt. Gen. Ranbir Singh met Governor Satya Pal Malik on Monday night and briefed him about internal and external security situation, a Raj Bhawan spokesman said.

Lt. Gen. Singh, accompanied by General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the Srinagar-based 15 Corps Lt. Gen. K.J.S. Dhillon, met Mr. Malik at the Raj Bhawan and informed him about the security management in the State after the Centre abrogated Article 370 of the Constitution, which accorded special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

The Army officer also apprised him of the preparedness for addressing any eventuality, the spokesman said.

The governor laid stress on realtime coordination between security forces and agencies for ensuring safety of the people and protecting territorial integrity of the state, he added.

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