New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Saturday directed the police to take stringent action without mercy against those whoever indulging in any sort of violence, arson or rumour mongering, irrespective of political and religious affiliation.
Malik, who reviewed the present law and order situation in the state in the aftermath of the deadly Pulwama attack, announced the decision during a high-level meeting at the Raj Bhavan.
Meanwhile, DC Jammu Ramesh Kumar said that the curfew imposition will be continued for the night. "Precautionary measures are taken so that no violence takes place. There were no reports of violation of curfew in the day, except little disturbances. We'll decide in the morning whether to continue it or not, after assessing the situation," Kumar said.
A nation-wide outrage has been triggered following the death of at least 40 CRPF jawans personnel in a terror attack in Pulwama district in south Kashmir. The deadly attack has been claimed by Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed, prompting protests and demands that severe punishment be given to the neighbouring country.