Many Areas In J&K Cleared Off Militancy, Its Ecosystem: LG Manoj Sinha

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir’s Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha Sunday said that many areas in the UT have been cleared off the militancy and its eco-system stands fully damaged while efforts are on to root-out militancy from the entire region.

He, however, said narco-terrorism, if not handled in time, will emerge as a cancer. Addressing the passing out-cum attestation parade of 538 new recruits at Police Training Centre (PTC) Manigam, Ganderbal, news agency KNO quoted LG as having said that police along with other security forces through its human and technical intelligence have been able to clear off many areas in J&K from the menace of militancy and its ecosystem. “But more needs to be done to root out the terrorism completely from J&K. Narco-terrorism is fast emerging as a biggest challenge and if it is not dealt in time, it can take the shape of a cancer. For eradicating militancy, you need to destroy all its off-shoots and tools supporting it,” the LG said.

He said that police in J&K were facing multiple challenges on many fronts. “In other states, challenges for police are less compared to J&K. Here, police have to maintain law and order, deal with social crimes, criminals, also with militancy and subversive elements,” the LG said and hailed the police force for facing all challenges bravely and in a professional manner.

He said that the police force is fast learning the art of countering technical and social media propaganda through the same means. “We have counter the social media propaganda by using online means and the police force is working hard on that front,” Sinha said.

He said that administration has been providing full support to police over the years and no stone will be left unturned to make the police force more efficient in the times to come. He said that new recruits who completed their course are not trained to do just normal policing, but to handle law and order, deal with militancy and are also trained to use computers to stay connected through CCTNS—(KNO)SRINAGAR: A woman from south Kashmir’s Kulgam district has written Aayat-ul-Qursi (greatest verse of Quran according to hadith) by designing it on a hand-made shawl.

Shaheena Banoo (42) wife of Ghulam Rasool Lone, who is a resident of Hariwath Gopalpora Kulgam has worked for several days and nights to ready the shawl.

A white colour shawl about five feet white and three feet tall is embossed with the Quranic verses.

Quoting Shaheena news agency KNO reported that she has been associated with handicrafts for the last two decades and has trained dozens of women in handicrafts so far who are now earning their livelihood well.

“I had taken a loan from the government some three years before and started a centre at home to train women folk and for the last three years, I have trained dozens of girls who are earning their livelihood themselves,” she said.

“It took me months together to prepare this shawl and money does not matter whatever it will fetch as it is holy Quran written on it,” she added.

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