J&K witnesses incident free R-Day
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Last Updated: Thursday, January 26, 2012, 21:22
Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday witnessed an incident-free Republic Day with an impressive turnout at the main function at the MAM Stadium which was packed to capacity for the first time in 22 years of militancy in the state.

Governor NN Vohra unfurled the tricolour and inspected the parade by contingents of the Army, BSF, CRPF, J&K Armed Police, J&K Police, J&K Auxiliary Police, J&K Prison Police, J&K Fire and Emergency Service, J&K Forest Protection Force and NCC cadets.

Vohra appreciated the role of security forces in preventing cross border infiltration and asked security forces to maintain constant vigilance along the border line to foil their designs.

"Adversary elements across the border have not given up their malicious resolve to disturb and destabilise our country," he said in his Republic Day address.

In Srinagar, Finance Minister Abdul Rahim Rather unfurled the national flag at Bakshi Stadium.

An official spokesman said the day passed off peacefully across the state.


First Published: Thursday, January 26, 2012, 21:22

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