Security in Kashmir reviewed following Pampore attack; Amarnath Yatra to begin soon

Security arrangements for Amarnath Yatra were also discussed in the meeting for its peaceful and smooth conduct.

Srinagar: Top security officials on Sunday reviewed the security in Kashmir Valley in the wake of the deadly Pampore attack and the upcoming Amarnath Yatra.

A meeting of the officials was chaired here in the afternoon by Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police (DGP) K Rajendra Kumar.

He stressed on the need for effective and responsive mechanism among all security forces and Intelligence agencies to maintain peace and security in the state.

"Peace is imperative for development and growth in different fields which should be maintained at all costs," Kumar told the meeting.


Senior officers of Police, CRPF, BSF, Army, ITBP and Intelligence were present in the meeting held at the Police Control Room. Jammu IGP attended the meeting through video conference.

The meeting deliberated on various important issues relating to the internal security situation in the state, a police spokesman said.

Officers representing different agencies briefed the meeting about the measures taken on different fronts to safeguard the interests of the state, he said.

Kumar said rule of the law should be ensured at all costs and nobody should be allowed to disrupt the peaceful atmosphere in the state.

He added police along with other security forces are firm to tackle any situation and all subversive acts by the militants will be faced with fortitude.

"The desperate attempts by the militants to target security personnel would not deter us to prevail complete peace in the state," Kumar said, adding all security forces in the state will collectively eradicate the menace of terrorism.

Referring the recent attacks by the militants targeting the security personnel, the DGP said that men in uniform are retaliating with the a view to avoid killing of innocent people.


He said the forces are exercising restraint while responding to such acts in order to avoid collateral damages.

He also asked the officers to implement the common strategy, already framed to deal the situation and said joint meetings and input sharing will give better results of the strategy adopted by the agencies.

"Convene joint regular meetings to share the inputs and

strengthen the communication to foil nefarious designs of the anti-national elements," Kumar said.

Security arrangements for Amarnath Yatra were also discussed in the meeting for its peaceful and smooth conduct.

The annual pilgrimage will begin from the first week of July.

The meeting was informed that all required arrangements have been finalised for a safe and secure pilgrimage.


The DGP asked for smooth regulations of traffic on the national highway and other routes leading to the Holy Cave via Pahalgm and Baltal, so that the pilgrims and commuters do not suffer due to traffic jams.