Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Police chief R R Swain on Monday stated there was a decline in militancy in Jammu and Kashmir nevertheless it has not been utterly worn out, and requested his males to work in direction of peace so voters and candidates can participate in elections with out worry.
In his New Yr message to police officers, Swain stated the problem for 2024 is to not let the dismantled terror ecosystem “take roots or resurface even marginally in any type”.
The Supreme Court docket lately directed the Centre to carry the long-awaited meeting elections in Jammu and Kashmir by September 30 this yr. City native our bodies and panchayats within the union territory have accomplished their five-year phrases.
In his five-page message, the director common of police (DGP) stated, “We must be absolutely ready to make sure a peaceable setting… the place atypical younger women and men with out pedigree however dedicated to clear governance and well-being of their voters be at liberty to vote as voters and compete with one another to be voted to energy as candidates with out the worry of the lurking gun of the separatists and the gentle separatists used by way of the hapless terrorists.” He stated the peaceable setting is a prerequisite for investments, employment technology and institution of latest enterprises.
“However the progress made, let me remind you all that there is no such thing as a room for complacency. We nonetheless face challenges. Terrorism is down however not utterly worn out. We simply can not afford to decrease the guard.
“The enemy is and can proceed to attempt totally different techniques to derail peace. We have now to defeat any such transfer earlier than it takes root,” Swain stated.
He stated whereas there needs to be zero tolerance in direction of any exercise or particular person posing a risk to the peace and stability of the nation and security of the native communities, “we have now to indicate actual empathy and compassion for our fellow peace-loving residents”.
“Until yesterday, the problem was to dismantle the fear ecosystem by which important progress has been achieved, and now, the brand new problem is to not let it take roots or re-surface even marginally in any type,” he added.
Swain stated the pressure additionally faces challenges of drug menace and narco-terrorism.
“It’s a safety risk in addition to a social evil. We have to work relentlessly to uproot it. We owe it to the society that J&Ok police shall hold our future generations free from this menace,” he stated.
Swain additionally talked in regards to the problem posed by synthetic intelligence (AI) warfare and warned that the risk goes to get stronger within the close to future.
“So, whereas we proceed to enhance upon the normal strategies and practices of sustaining peace in addition to counter-terrorism efforts, we have to hold honing our expertise in expertise and AI-backed policing with an urgency,” he stated.
Lauding the function of the police pressure, the DGP stated over 1,600 police personnel have made the supreme sacrifice within the line of obligation prior to now three a long time of terrorism.
“This proud skilled pressure has given huge sacrifices to get J&Ok out of the clutches of sponsored terrorism and guarantee an enabling setting for fostering peace and improvement,” he stated.
He stated Jammu and Kashmir Police is a novel police pressure within the nation because it has the “onerous” accountability of sustaining regulation and order on the streets and battling terrorists with and with out weapons.
Swain additionally hailed the pressure for taking part in a lead function in realising the imaginative and prescient of ‘Naya Kashmir’ as envisaged by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The DGP stated police personnel and their households confronted pressures prior to now from “bullies and goons working secretly on behalf of the terrorist and secessionist networks”.
“We’ll do the whole lot attainable to combat any try and vilify you solely as a result of you’re a member of JK Police,” he stated.
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