Azad chairs Kashmir Unified Command meeting
21 May 2007
Indo-Asian News Service
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir's security scenario was reviewed at a Unified Command meeting here Monday chaired by Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad, even as he urged officials to respect the sensibilities of the people while conducting anti-militancy operations in the state.'Due care should be taken to avoid public inconvenience during the movement of convoys,' the chief minister told the meeting that was attended by top civil, army, police, intelligence and paramilitary officers.He complimented the army and other security forces for their 'commendable role in controlling terrorism, restoring peace and protecting lives of the people'.The chief minister also directed the security forces to ensure security for the general public, tourists and pilgrims.Lt. Gen. A.S. Sekhon, who heads the Indian Army's Srinagar-based 15 Corps, briefed the meeting about the joint operations being carried out to eliminate terrorism, saying that in coordination with the other security forces, the police and intelligence agencies, the problems of the people would be mitigated while controlling violence.The state chief secretary and the police chief listed out the various measures that are being implemented to improve the security situation and also to resolve various long standing problems of people caused by militancy in the state.