Sources told Kashmir News Service (KNS) that top officials of home ministry briefed home minister Rajnath Singh on the situation in Jammu and Kashmir. “The Home Minister Lauded security forces for dealing with internal and external threats in Jammu and Kashmir and assured them of the Centre’s full support in maintaining peace in the state,” sources in the MHA said.
Sources said that the Home Minister, appreciated the way army, police, CRPF and BSF have dealt with law and order problems, militancy within the state and infiltration bids from across the Line of Control.
Sources told KNS that Home Minister, however, asked the security grid to remain alert ahead of the winter as there might be attempts from across the LoC to push in militants into the Kashmir Valley.
Sources said that Home Minister was briefed about the various measures taken to check infiltration and on the counter-insurgency operations in the hinterland.
Sources further said that the security for the ongoing urban local body and upcoming Panchayat elections also came up for discussion.
Sources adding that the Home Minister asks the state government and security officials to take further steps that will ensure a general sense of security among the grassroots level representatives.
Complimenting the role of the State Police and other security agencies sources quoting Rajnath said, “It is always a challenging and daunting task for the security agencies in Jammu and Kashmir but due to sincere and effective efforts of all security agencies, they are ensuring peace in the state.”
Sources said that the Union Home Minister also stressed upon better coordination among agencies and the civil administration. “To foil any attempt by troublemakers to disrupt peaceful atmosphere, close liaison should be maintained at every level and the officers supervising different components should be briefed accordingly,” sources quoting him said.
According to sources he also said that a comprehensive security grid and deployment mechanism needs to be formulated to counter any untoward incident. “The Union Minister also stressed on maintaining alertness on the borders,” they added.