Take action against those indulging in violence: J&K Governor

Governor Satya Pal Malik on Saturday convened a high-level meeting to review the law and order situation in the aftermath of a major attack on a CRPF convoy in Pulwama, which left at least 40 jawans dead on Thursday.

A Raj Bhavan spokesman said the Governor directed the police to take strict action “without mercy against those indulging in any type of violence, arson or rumour mongering irrespective of political and religious affiliation”.

The Governor, the spokesman said, also reviewed the situation of students from Jammu and Kashmir in various universities and colleges across the country.

He was informed about “minor developments” that happened in Baba Fareed Institute of Technology, Dehradun, Maharishi Markand University, Ambala and Chitkara University, Batti (H.P.). In all three places, liaison officers worked with the deans and vice chancellors to ensure safety of J&K students, said the spokesman.

Mr. Malik also asked all political parties and senior political leaders to appeal to people to maintain peace and harmony. “Political parties, in case of any untoward incident, should report it immediately to the police or to anyone in the government who will respond immediately rather than escalating the situation by calling for counter strikes in other parts of the State,” he said.

Dr. Jitendra meets governor

Meanwhile, Minister of State, Prime Minister’s Office, Dr. Jitendra Singh also called on Mr. Malik at the Raj Bhavan.

A spokesman said the Governor and Dr. Singh discussed prevailing law and order situation in Jammu. They hoped that the situation will normalise soon as the people of Jammu region are known for upholding the values of communal harmony and mutual brotherhood, said the spokesman.

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