March 2016 News

Protect Human Rights During Anti-militant Ops: DGP

12 March 2016

Srinagar: Director General of Jammu and Kashmir Police K Rajendra Kumar on Saturday said 'special care' should be taken to ensure that human rights are not violated during anti-militant operations and stressed on better synergy among law enforcing agencies to ensure safety and security of people. 'While dealing with the (law and order) situations, the police should take special care of human rights and every effort, precaution should be taken to avoid collateral damage,' Kumar said while chairing a high-level meeting here. This came after the army had sent a warning on protests during encounters. The meeting, attended by senior police, paramilitary and intelligence officers, was convened to take stock of the law and order situation in the Valley, an official spokesman said. Emphasising on adoption of an 'effective strategy' to check 'anti-national' elements, the police chief said while conducting operations it should be ensured that common people are not inconvenienced. Kumar called for strengthening of the intelligence grid and stressed on greater coordination among different law enforcing agencies. The DGP said better policing and people's cooperation are mandatory to achieve desired results. The spokesman said the meeting also discussed various issues like the annual Amarnath pilgrimage which is scheduled to commence on July 2 and proposed local bodies elections in the state.