While presiding over the police-traders meeting held today at SKICC, the Inspector General of police (IGP) Kashmir, AG Mir has said, “My priority is to provide a secure environment in the province and my success in this regard, can be measured by the number of successful business days you have.”
While highlighting the traders-police partnership for overall benefit of society, the IGP, Kashmir has said, “Drug addiction among the youth has emerged as a biggest social menace and we as a society has to come forward to eradicate this threat. Militancy has taken a toll of our previous generation and now Drug addiction is posing as an alarming threat to the next one. The onslaught of the drug addiction needs to be fought collectively in which schools, teachers, parents traders, druggists and chemists and police have a vital role to play.” He added that police on its part has taken various measures and looks forward to take new initiatives in its effort of eradication of this menace.
As per a statement the IGP has stressed upon the police officers to take effective measures to contain the acts of burglaries that pose an economic threat to trader community as it brings financial losses to their businesses. In this direction the process of installing CCTV’s at various vulnerable places has been started. He has also asserted that police has to change its attitudinal behaviors while dealing with general public by ‘good manners and humility and polite and firm behavior’.
The IGP has said, “A mechanism has been put in place where in counseling is being provided to the stone pelters so that they will get a chance to stop such miscreant activities”, besides, the IGP has assured that it is after the police gets all the relevant evidences with respect any person involved in stone pelting that their arrest is effected.
IGP has emphasized upon the traders to utilize RTI Acts and Public Services Guarantee Act. He has further informed them, “Among the services that have been earmarked in the public services guarantee’s Act, police five services come in the ambit of our department. I appeal them to take full benefits of these acts.”
The interactive meeting of police and representatives of traders bodies, was attended by DIG South Vijay Kumar, DIG North J P Singh, DIG Central Afad-ul-Mujtaba, DIG Traffic Jagjit Kumar, all District Senior Superintendent’s of police and Superintendent’s of Police , all Zonal SP’s of the District Srinagar. Among trader federation, the meeting was attended by President Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers association Mohammad Yasin Shah, Senior Vice President Manzoor Ahmad Bhat , Secretary General Bashir Ahmad Kongposh and the representatives of district trader’s bodies.
The President Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers association Mohammad Yasin Shah in his address in the meeting has said that he has firm faith in the initiative of police-public interaction that has always been promoted by the trader’s federation since 2011. He has said, “The police is the face of the government and so the behavior of police with the general masses should be comforting.”
The representatives of traders bodies of Kupwara, Baramulla, Sopore Ganderbal, Islamabad, Shopian, Lal chowk and Regal chowk Srinagar also attended the gathering. In their addresses they sought more and more such interactions at district levels as well, so that the gap between the police and people is bridged. They sought police action in checking corruption and waywardness in the society. They have also impressed upon the Police Officers to take measures to check the incidences of burglaries in their respective areas. They also sought Police help in eradication of menace of drugs. Some of the speakers sought police recruitment drives in their areas.