Hindustan Times (Jalandhar)

J&K pan­chayat polls: Me­hbooba asks forces to be ‘more hu­mane’

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JAMMU: Amid a spike in border skir­mishes and in­sur­gency, Jammu and Kash­mir chief min­is­ter Me­hbooba Mufti on Tues­day asked se­cu­rity ap­pa­ra­tus to adopt a more hu­mane ap­proach while deal­ing with the sit­u­a­tions.

She was chair­ing the uni­fied high com­mand meet­ing to re­view the se­cu­rity sce­nario across the state. Me­hbooba’s meet­ing comes ahead of im­pend­ing pan­chayat polls be­gin­ning Fe­bru­ary 15.

Shar­ing the devel­op­ment on her Twit­ter han­dle, she wrote: “Chaired the Uni­fied High Com­mand meet­ing re­lated to se­cu­rity mat­ters of the state”.

Deputy chief min­is­ter Nir­mal Singh was also present in the meet­ing.

Ad­dress­ing the meet­ing, Me­hbooba stressed upon the se­cu­rity agen­cies to adopt a more hu­mane ap­proach while deal­ing with the sit­u­a­tions and strictly en­sure safety and se­cu­rity of peo­ple and their prop­er­ties.

Me­hbooba Mufti said 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 stressed on in­creased com­mu­nity polic­ing ac­tiv­i­ties and en­hanced out­reach by the ad­min­is­tra­tion.

The meet­ing was also at­tended by chief sec­re­tary BB Vyas; GoC-in-C North­ern Com­mand Lt Gen Devraj Anbu; prin­ci­pal sec­re­tary, home, RK Goyal; GoC of 9 Corps Lt Gen YVK Menon; GoC of 14 Corps Lt Gen SK Upad­haya; GoC of 15 Corps Lt Gen JS Sandhu; GoC of 16 Corps Lt Gen Saran­jeet Singh; di­rec­tor gen­eral of po­lice SP Vaid; prin­ci­pal sec­re­tary to chief min­is­ter, Ro­hit Kansal; ADsGP, AG Mir and Muneer Ah­mad Khan; ADGP, CRPF; di­vi­sional com­mis­sioner, Kash­mir, Baseer Ah­mad Khan; in­spec­tors gen­eral of BSF and CRPF, Jammu and Kash­mir Fron­tiers and other se­nior of­fi­cers.

The Uni­fied Com­mand is the apex de­ci­sion-mak­ing body on se­cu­rity af­fairs in the state which has the rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the army, para­mil­i­tary forces, po­lice and in­tel­li­gence agen­cies and is headed by the chief min­is­ter.

The meet­ing also comes just a week af­ter a Hizb-ul-Mu­jahideen com­man­der, in an au­dio-clip, threat­ened to pour acid into the eyes of those who will con­test the up­com­ing Pan­chayat elec­tions. The threat via video has sent se­cu­rity es­tab­lish­ment into a tizzy.

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Me­hbooba Mufti

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