Amit Shah directs naming prominent public places in J&K after slain policemen

Amit Shah directs naming prominent public places in J&K after slain policemen

Srinagar: Home Minister Amit Shah has directed naming prominent public places in Jammu and Kashmir after policemen killed while fighting militants.

Briefing media in Srinagar, Special Secretary (internal security) AP Maheswari said that Shah called for “zero tolerance” towards militancy and funding in the Valley.

Lauding the J&K police in fighting militancy, he said that the home minister directed state government to “commemorate the martyrdom of its policemen in their hometown and villages” every year.

Meanwhile, State Chief Secretary B V R Subrahmanyam said that the Home Minister Amit Shah impressed upon security forces in Jammu and Kashmir to show zero-tolerance towards “terrorism and take strict action against terror funding in the state”.

Shah, who is on a two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, gave these directions during a security review meeting with top officials from the state government and the Centre. Governor Satya Pal Malik was also present in the meeting.

Subrahmanyam said that the home minister called for tightening the noose around militancy in Jammu and Kashmir.

“There should be zero-tolerance towards terrorism and terrorists. There should be continued strict action against terror funding. The Rule of Law should be enforced,” Subrahmanyam said, quoting the home minister. (With inputs from PTI)