Governor, N N Vohra, reviewed the security in a meeting with Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, at the Raj Bhavan today after the rise in inciddents of militant atatcks.
Governor and Chief Minister discussed issues relating to the continuing attacks on police personnel, including the “gruesome massacre of Ayoub Pandith Deputy SP in the Jamia Masjid area and ‘what is required to be done to support the families of those who lay down their lives in the line of duty.’’
Based on his earlier discussion with Union Home Minister the Governor also discussed with CM the urgent steps required to be taken to provide bullet proof vests and vehicles and other protective equipments required to the police officers working in the field.
Chief Minister briefed the Governor about the action under way to finalise the GST framework for enforcement in J&K. The two agreed that any delay in regard to this important matter would have serious adverse consequences for J&K’s economy and the welfare of its people.
Governor and Chief Minister also rapidly reviewed issues being faced in the educational arena and the possible steps for safeguarding the interests of youth, particularly the careers of school and college going students.
Meanwhile Northern Army Commander, Lt Gen D Anbu, along with the Chinar Corps Commander, Lt Gen J S Sandhu, today visited the army formations and units deployed in South Kashmir for the Amarnath Yatra and took stock of the security and administrative arrangements for the yatra which is scheduled to commerce from 29 June.
Army Commander stressed upon the need for close coordination with civil administration to ensure a smooth and efficient conduct of the yatra. The Army commander “appreciated the synergy being maintained amongst all security agencies for conduct of the Amarnath Yatra .’’
General officer, also called upon the Governor,i N N Vohra, during his day long visit to the Valley and discussed the prevailing situation. The Governor was apprised of the key security initiatives that have been put into place by the army to ensure full-proof security during the Amarnath Yatra and in Kashmir Region