Security of vital installations in Kashmir stepped up.
Srinagar: Kashmir Valley has been put on high alert after reports that Pakistan-sponsored militants may carry out attacks in coming days.
This came after national security adviser, Ajit Doval, reviewed the security and law and order situation in the Valley at a meeting of senior officials here on Thursday.
An official spokesperson here said Mr Doval also inquired about the position of essential services and supplies in the Valley.
The spokesperson said that Mr Doval who was on ‘one and a half day’ visit to the Valley complimented the Jammu and Kashmir administration and security forces for their “good work” and maintaining law and order in the entire region. “He appreciated that no complaints regarding the human rights violations were reported from any part of Kashmir Valley during the past over one and half month. He urged the security forces to keep maintaining good conduct and maintaining peace in the state,” the spokesperson said.
It was the NSA’s second visit of the Valley after the Centre stripped J&K of its special status under Article 370 and split the state into two Union Territories on August 5.
The official spokesperson said that K. Vijay Kumar, adviser to J&K governor on security, Dilbag Singh, director general of J&K police, DG of CRPF, additional DG law and order, divisional commissioner, Kashmir, IG Kashmir, Zonal DIGs and representatives of different security agencies accompanied the NSA during his visit to various places of the Valley.
“Mr. Doval called upon the paramilitary forces, J&K police and civil administration to win hearts and minds of the people and immediately respond to the emergencies and any issues raised by them,” the spokesperson said. He added, “The NSA was apprised that Pak-sponsored militant outfits were indulging in various atrocities on the people, after which he directed all the concerned departments and agencies to take strict action against such elements and facilitate common masses as much as possible”.
An official statement added, “In view of the reports that Pakistan-sponsored terror outfits may carry out some demonstrative and sensational acts of terror, the NSA directed that security of vital installations must be ensured.”