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Sunday, January 17th, 2021

All necessary measures should be taken

In the wake of Central Government’s decision to revoke Article 370 and Article 35 A of the Constitution which granted special status to the state of Jammu and Kashmir, Haryana Chief Secretary, Mrs Keshni Anand Arora today reviewed the safety and security measures of the state through Video Conferencing with all the Divisional Commissioners, Range Inspector General of Police, Deputy Commissioners and Superintendents of Police here today. She issued necessary directions to maintain law and order situation in the state.

              The Additional Chief Secretary, Home, Mrs Navraj Sandhu has also issued advisory in this regard subsequent to decisions taken by Union Cabinet today concerning Jammu and Kashmir.  The Divisional Commissioners, Deputy Commissioners and Superintendents of Police have been directed to ensure safety and security of all individuals hailing from Jammu and Kashmir, particularly students studying in various parts of the State.

            She said that law enforcement agencies have been placed on high alert to pre-empt any breach of security and public order. All necessary measures should be taken to maintain communal amity, particularly in sensitive and fragile areas.

            She directed that adequate publicity should be given to sensitize the concerned sections of society against mischief and breach of security by miscreants. Abundant caution be exercised regarding false, malicious and unverified messages, that can disturb public tranquility, both in electronic and print media and social media and people should be made aware through media.  Proper vigil should  be kept on public utilities including water and transport and it  should also be ensured that health, fire facilities and other logistic facilities are geared up to meet any potential exigencies.

             In the meantime, Haryana Police has also issued an alert across the state after the decision of Central government on Article 370 of the Constitution, which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir State. Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Mr Navdeep Singh Virk said that all Commissioners of Police and district Superintendents of Police had been directed to take adequate steps for safety and security of Kashmiri students studying in various educational institutes in the state. “Steps must be taken to ensure their safety not only at their places of education or stay but also if they decide to head back home”, added Mr Virk.

            In view of the possibility of disrupt peace by anti-national elements, he said that Police officers have been directed to take necessary precautions and to mobilize all possible resources to avoid any eventuality or unlawful act in the state. Police presence in crowded or vulnerable areas should be increased till August 17, 2019.  Apart from this, adequate security, traffic and law and order arrangements should be made at sensitive places.

          Mr Virk said that Police Officers have been asked to increase security at bus stands and railway stations so ensure safety of Kashmiri people and other travelers. It has been directed them to avoid any probable mischievous act and to maintain peace, communal harmony and law and order in their respective jurisdiction.

          The ADGP said that Union Ministry of Home Affairs has issued an advisory to all security forces for remaining on alert following revocation of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir. The States have been asked to maintain vigil against circulation of false, unverified news, rumours and unscrupulous messages on social media aimed at disturbing peace and pubic tranquility and inciting violence and communal discord.




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