Munir Khan: ‘We will try our best to restore peace in Kashmir’

In his new avatar as the head of the police for the Kashmir region, Munir Khan believes he would employ all his efforts to restore peace in Kashmir as he took command of the police force in Kashmir on a day when the bodies of twenty protestors were torn up by pellets fired by the forces in Shopian.

Khan urged students to concentrate on their education as he feels no one can excel with education. “I appeal to the students to concentrate on studies and academics. Without education, no one can excel in his life. Be it a sportsman or any other working person,” Khan told, a local news gathering agency in Srinagar.

“If the students have any grievances, they should approach the appropriate forum where their grievances will be redressed. Stone pelting and taking to streets does not suit students who are the future of our society,” he said. On the prevailing volatile situation, the IGP said that the police will try its “best to set things right” in Kashmir. “We will try our best to set things rights and restore peace in Kashmir. Things are not as bad here as are being portrayed,” he said.

Asked about the continuous detention of the Hurriyat leaders, the IGP said that “if situation improves, we will see about all things.” “We allowed him (Geelani) for medical consultation today,” the IGP replied when asked about allegations that the police had denied the veteran separatist leader’s request to see his doctor.

On his message to the people of the Kashmir valley, the IGP said that peace should prevail in the state if people want to move ahead in progress and prosperity. “I am a lover of peace and my message to all is to help in bringing peace. Peace should prevail. I appeal all, with hands folded, to help in peace. Let’s us all live in peace,” he said.

“It is not an IGP saying, but Munir Khan, a concerned citizen of the state, who represents the police, and who has concern for businessmen, tourists, students and all the people of the state,” he said.

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