Time to forget past and work to strength peace: DGP
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SRINAGAR: Director General of Police Dilbag Singh Thursday said that it’s time to forget the past and work together in strengthening the prevailing peace to build a better future.
He was speaking at a function of Thana Diwas organised at Zainapora Police Station in District Shopian. Financial Commissioner (Additional Chief Secretary) Home Department J&K, R K Goyal also presided over the function.
ADGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar, DC Shopian Sachin Kumar, SP Shopian Ms Tanushree, Addl. SP Ifroz Ahmed, CO 178 CRPF Bn Surjit, CO 14 CRPF Bn Shalinder, BDC Chairman Gh. Hassan Dar, BDC Chairman A K Pandita, members of PRIs, well known sports personalities of the district and huge gathering of people attended the function.
The DGP said that the youth who have traveled to different parts of the country would know the vastness of flora & fauna of the country. “Our country is unique in nature in which people of different faiths, castes, colours are living together”. He said that the youth of Jammu and Kashmir over the past three decades have witnessed destruction of life and property. “It’s time to forget the past and work together in strengthening the prevailing peace to build a better future,” he said as per a statement issued here. Referring to the innocent killings, the DGP said no religion teaches murder of humanity, killing of innocent people. “We have to work jointly to stop those who are against the peace, brotherhood and harmony,” he said in a statement to GNS.
He said that Police and Civil Administration are making their efforts to provide different services to the people at their doorsteps. Assuring the redressal of the issues highlighted by the people the DGP said that the administration will find solutions to these issues. He said the Block Diwas and Thana Diwas are initiatives to provide better services to the people.
“Pakistan has been sending weapons to drag youth on the path of destruction. With intensified efforts and strong response of J&K Police and CAPFs coupled with rejection by the youth, it is now pushing drugs to harm our younger generation.” He said J&K Police under its social responsibility is running Drug-de-Addictions Centers to help the drug affected persons.
He assured favourable action on all the grievances put forth by the participants during the interaction. He directed SP Shopian to organise a special guidance/counseling camp for the aspirants of UPSC. He also said that J&K Police would ensure to guide the youth in different sports activities. Referring to the opening of new cinema halls in Shopian, Pulwama and Srinagar, the DGP said that the means of entertainment are meant to enjoy good times and have peace.
In his address R K Goyal expressed pleasure to visit the place and interact with the people. “We have all come to listen to you. Thana diwas is an initiative taken under the directions of Lt. Governor J&K Shri Manoj Sinha to extend Police services to the people of J&K,” he said, adding, “Thana Diwas is a medium to come more close to the general people. Since its launch it has been organised in all the districts of J&K continuously this year.” On Thana Diwas and Block Diwas officers of different departments come more nearer to the general public and listen to their grievances, he said.
He said that Nasha Mukhti Abhiyan is going on to eradicate the drug menace as well to aware people especially youth against the ill effects of drugs. “We have to take action against all those involved in drug peddling and its trade,” he added.
Earlier ADGP Kashmir Zone Vijay Kumar speaking on the occasion said that Shopian Police has done good work on all fronts under the supervision of current District SP Ms Tanushree. “I hope that she will continue to work with more energy,” he said.
J&K Police, he said, has organised various sports activities and will continue to provide all support to the youth for sports. He directed SP Shopian to organise sports activities for girls of the district as well. Referring to the issue of drug abuse, he said, parents have an important role to mould the young minds of youth in right direction. “They should watch the activities of their children.”
Meanwhile Speaking to the media the DGP said that some elements are disturbed by witnessing “growing peace in Jammu and Kashmir and are making attempts to disturb it.”
Besides J&K Police, and other security forces, he said, it’s the responsibility of the people to consolidate “this peace further”.
“Across the border (militant) training camps/ launch pads are still active. Infiltration attempts were made from LoC and IB, J&K Police and security forces have tracked down many of these infiltrators,” he added. The DGP said that during the current year around three dozen Pakistani militant affiliated with JeM and LeT were neutralized which indicated involvement of Pakistan and its agencies in fomenting “trouble” in Jammu and Kashmir. The DGP said that every visitor who goes back from here has a different opinion as he is all praise for the people, tourist industry and the way they are being conducted by the administration and security forces.