J-K bandh call: security stepped up in the valley
Security has been tightened in Kashmir valley in view of a bandh call given by J&K High Court Bar Association, even as the civil secretariat and other move offices open here tomorrow.
Srinagar: Security has been tightened in
Kashmir valley in view of a bandh call given by J&K High Court
Bar Association, even as the civil secretariat and other move
offices open here tomorrow.
Director General of Police Kuldeep Khoda today reviewed
security situation in the valley during a high level meeting
and asked officials to keep a close eye on anti-social
elements and sympathisers of militants.
The Bar association has asked people to observe a
complete bandh tomorrow to protest against what it called
"collapse of judiciary, maltreatment meted out to political
prisoners, and veiled attempts to change the demographic
position and identity of the state".
Both factions of Hurriyat conference led by Syed Ali Shah
Geelani and Mirwaiz Umer Farooq have extended support to the
Addressing the meeting, the DGP said that all wings of
police must have a close and greater synergy with other
security agencies to achieve the desired results.
Senior officers briefed the DGP about the arrangements
made in connection with the Darbar move, a bi-annual tradition
under which government offices function six months each in
Jammu and Srinagar.
The darbar closed in Jammu on April 30 and will reopen
The security arrangements for the upcoming Amarnath Yatra
were also discussed and SP Ganderbal gave a briefing about his
recent expedition to the holy cave, a spokesman said.