Militancy down, not over in J&K: DGP Dilbagh Singh

‘Using our resources to keep VDCs motivated; Any move by MHA will led to strengthening of VDCs further; 

Jammu, Mar 03: Stating that the improvement in the overall security situation in J&K was a welcome step but nevertheless militancy was still a challenge as it was not over even though it has come down significantly.

Talking to media men on the sidelines of a sports event in Jammu, the DGP said that situation indeed has improved in J&K but militancy was still a challenge as it wasn’t over yet.

“After a long time and after hectic efforts, such a peaceful situation is being seen in Jammu and Kashmir. But militancy was still a challenge as it was down but not over,” the DGP said.

“We are acting against people who are running machinery of militancy in Jammu and Kashmir and such people have been dealt with to a larger extent and efforts will continue further to corner them.”

Replying to a query about revamping of Village Defence Committees in Jammu and Kashmir as Village Defence Groups, DGP Singh said that talks of strengthening and revamping VDCs are going on since long and matter is before the Home Ministry.

“Agencies from Pakistan are trying to spread militancy in regions having peaceful situation. Police and security forces are foiling such designs and the efforts to foil such designs from across border will remain continue,” he said, adding that “the decision on VDCs is part of efforts under which we are trying to make best use of our resources on ground and to keep them well motivated so that nefarious designs on ground are foiled.”

He, however, said that any decision by Home Ministry will be for strengthening VDCs and for betterment of its members.

About the sports tournament organised in Jammu, Singh said that situation was not much favourable in past due to COVID as well as due to security situation but things have improved now and police are taking best possible steps to channelise the talent of youth in Jammu and Kashmir who are having immense talent.

“JKP in a mission called Civic Action Programme sponsored by Government of India is providing a platform to youth to showcase their talent.” JKP chief further said.

To a question regarding killing of a panch yesterday at Kulgam district the DGP said that the victim was a contractor and a public representative and has been shot dead for no fault. kno

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