Amit Shah reviews security in J-K, directs to strengthen security grid

5 October, 2022 | Pragati Singh

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The Minister also examined the operation of the security grid and progress achieved on several areas on the security agenda in previous sessions to diminish terrorist occurrences and the separatist...

Union Home Minister Amit Shah urged on Wednesday, at a security review meeting here, to reinforce the security grid to guarantee zero fear of terrorists and separatists.

The Minister also examined the operation of the security grid and progress achieved on several areas on the security agenda in previous sessions to diminish terrorist occurrences and the separatist networks’ control on the system. Shah gave the order earlier in the day at a security assessment meeting.

The conference was attended by the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Manoj Sinha, as well as other top officials from the Government of India, including the Army, Central Armed Police Forces, Jammu and Kashmir Police, and Union Territory authorities.

The Minister directed security personnel and police to conduct proactive counter-terrorism operations in order to realise Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of a prosperous and peaceful Jammu and Kashmir.
Shah praised the security forces and the government of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir for their efforts in keeping the streets peaceful and considerably restoring the Rule of Law.

Noting that the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign received unprecedented support during the Independence Day celebrations, the Home Minister urged the security forces and police to continue their concerted efforts to eradicate terrorism via rigorous and well-planned counter-terrorism operations.

The cases registered under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act were also reviewed and it was stressed that the investigation should be timely and effective.

“The agencies concerned should work on improving capacities for ensuring quality investigation. The Terror eco-system comprising elements that aid, abet and sustain the terrorist-separatist campaign to the detriment of the well-being of the common man requires to be completely dismantled,” said the Home Minister.

Shah is on a three-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir since October 3.