Take strict action without mercy against those indulging in any type of violence irrespective of political & religious affiliation: Governor

Jammu: Governor Satya Pal Malik has instructed officials to take strict action without mercy against those indulging in any type of violence, arson or rumour mongering irrespective of political and religious affiliation, a government handout stated.

Malik convened a high level meeting at the Raj Bhavan today and reviewed the present law and order situation in the state in the aftermath of the militant attack on a CRPF convoy which left 49 CRPF personnel dead and scores other injured at Lethpora Awantipora village in Pulwama district on Thursday.

Other than goverenor and his advisors,   B V R Subramanyam, Chief Secretary, Dilbagh Singh, Director General of Police, Umang Narula, Principal Secretary to Governor, and Shaleen Kabra Principal Secretary, Home were present in the meeting.

The Governor also reviewed the situation of students from Jammu and Kashmir State in various Universities and Colleges across the country.

He was informed that the liaison officers appointed at all major locations were working effectively and coordinating with University Authorities and local Police ensuring the safety of our students, the press statement said.

“Some minor developments 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/ Vice Chancellors to ensure safety of J&K students,” the statement added.

The Governor directed Divisional Commissioner, Jammu to hold another Peace Committee Meeting today and appeal to all parties to maintain peace and harmony.

The Governor asked all Political parties and senior Political leaders to appeal to people to maintain peace and harmony.

He stated that the situation in Jammu has been restored back to almost normal and it should be our collective endeavour to maintain this.

The Governor appealed to the people to maintain peace and communal harmony so that the forces trying to disrupt the peaceful environs for their petty interests are defeated.

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