Haryana Police issued order for security of Kashmiris living in state

February 25, 2019 04:15 PM

CHANDIGARH: Haryana Police has issued directions to prevent acts of violence, discrimination and other coercive acts against Kashmiris (including students enrolled with the institutions) and other minorities, in the state.

While stating this here today, ADGP, Law and Order, Mohd. Akil said that a written communication has been issued to all Commissioners of Police, District Superintendents of Police, Superintendents of Police, Railways and DCP Panchkula to take all possible steps to ensure the safety and security of Kashmiri students, Kashmiri traders, other persons of Kashmiri origin and other minorities in the wake of the terrorist attack in Pulwama on February 14, 2019. They have been directed to take prompt and necessary action to prevent incidents of assault, threat, social boycotts and such other egregious acts against them.

Mohd. Akil said that they have also been directed to intensify collection of intelligence inputs and the intelligence machinery be sharpened. He said that deployment of police force at strategic locations be made with a view to maintain peace, law and order, and harmony. This should be done in consultation with the respective Deputy Commissioners, he added.

He said that Reserve Force in anti-riot gear be kept ready for movement at short notice and maintain close co-ordination with the State and Central Intelligence agencies. The entire security apparatus be kept at high alert and strict action must be taken against anybody found indulging in disruptive activities or taking law in his hands. Senior police officers would personally keep a watch on this situation and headquarters be kept informed of all-important happenings, he added.

Apart from this, Mr. Deepak Gahlawat, SP, Law and Order has been appointed as the Nodal Officer to prevent acts of violence, discrimination and other coercive acts against Kashmiris including students enrolled with the institutions and other minorities. His contact numbers are Mobile 99965-22224, Office 0172-2587625 and State Control Room, Panchkula 0172-2570070.

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