Militancy on its last stage in J&K : DGP

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Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police Dilbag Singh on Friday said that militancy was at its last stage but drug menace remained a challenge in J&K.

Talking to media on the sidelines of ‘Meri Matti Mera Desh’ event, the DGP said the militancy in Jammu and Kashmir was at its last stage as there is the lowest number of militants’ presence.

As of now even as the drug menace remained a challenge for the law-enforcement agencies to tackle. The top cop made the remarks on his visit to frontier north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

“There is however a challenge posed by the rise in drug trade which needs to be tackled by the law enforcement agencies”, DGP said.

He highlighted the increasing number of large-scale events with enthusiastic local participation, indicating a renewed sense of normalcy in the region.

“Activities that were once restricted due to religious and social concerns are now being conducted seamlessly, fostering community interaction and unity”, he remarked.

Singh, voicing his concern over the challenge of drug trade said that after decades of militancy, Pakistan has now shifted its strategy towards a “Drug War.”

He stated, “War against drugs needs combative efforts. Just like we fought militancy, we will wipe out this drug menace from J&K, hopefully, but we need the active support of people, civil society, and youngsters at large.”

As the Independence Day celebrations approached, DGP Singh assured the public that adequate arrangements have been put in place at every district, range, and union territory level.

He expressed hope that all functions, including the main Independence Day event in Srinagar, will be conducted peacefully.

Singh said that preparations are underway on different stages for the smooth conduct of the Independence Day functions on August 15 in Jammu and Kashmir.

He said Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha also held a meeting in view of the Independence day celebrations.

The DGP said several meetings regarding security arrangements were also held on various stages in which police and civil administration officials participated to finalize the arrangements for the Independence Day functions.

He said a mega “Tiranga” rally will be organized on August 13 under the initiative of “Mere Maati Mera Desh”. The Police chief said that a plantation drive was also carried out today in Kupwara.

He added that similar activities are going on in all districts of the valley.

The DGP said presently several programmes are being organized under the Mere Maati Mera Desh throughout the country including Jammu and Kashmir.

Singh said several buildings were inaugurated today and were dedicated to the police personnel who lost their lives in the line of duty and paid homage to them.

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