Take care of human rights while fighting militants: J&K DGP

Security agencies should take care of human rights while fighting militants in the Valley, Jammu and Kashmir police chief said on Friday.

Last Updated: Feb 18, 2011, 19:06 PM IST

Srinagar: Security agencies should take care
of human rights while fighting militants in the Valley, Jammu
and Kashmir police chief said on Friday.

Director General of Police Kuldeep Khoda, who chaired a
high level security meeting of top officers of civil
administration, police and other security agencies, directed
officers to adopt a people friendly approach in security
management.
The meeting of top security officers comes at a time when
the police have been involved in a crackdown against
protestors to ensure that there is no repeat of last year`s
summer unrest.

More than 100 civilians were killed when protests,
triggered by the killing a teenage student in June last year,
erupted in the Valley in 2010.

"DGP laid stress on maintaining strict vigil and caution
to thwart the evil designs of anti-national elements," a
police spokesman said.
A number of issues relating to overall security and
maintenance of law and order were discussed at the meeting.

"He (Khoda) asked the officers present in the meeting
to adopt a public friendly approach while making security and
other arrangements so that people do not face any problem. He
directed the security agencies to take care of human rights
while fighting militants," the spokesman said.

PTI