LG advocates measures to fight radicalisation of youth

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 10/22/2020 1:13:02 AM

‘Don’t touch the innocents and don’t leave the culprits’

SRINAGAR, Oct 21: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor (LG) Manoj Sinha advocated comprehensive measures to deal with radicalization of youth and round the clock monitoring of social media content to prevent provocation and its misuse.
Addressing policemen on the occasion of the Police Commemoration Day at Zewan on the city outskirts, the LG Sinha showered praises on the J&K Police for dealing effectively with the law and order and militancy.
"Indoctrination is not limited to an individual taking up a gun. There is a huge online and offline propaganda. Our neighbour sitting thousands of miles away is trying to provoke a large section of the society (in Kashmir) and lure young minds," the LG said.
He said that J&Ks’ strategy on counter-radicalisation should involve community elders and influential people to promote the message of peace and harmony. “I would suggest a regular change in the strategy to deal with the militancy funding from our neighbour,” LG Sinha said.
He said: "To deal with militancy-funding, there is a need to change our strategy regularly so that we tackle it with a comprehensive response."
He suggested round the clock monitoring of malicious content on social monitoring. “I am sure that those involved in dealing with the provocative social media content will devise an effective mechanism to deal with the challenge to prevent provocation and misuse of social media,” the LG said.
Hailing the Jammu and Kashmir Police for maintaining law and order and at the same time, dealing with militancy in the Union Territory, the LG said he is sure that the force will continue to safeguard the reputation and pride of the country.
He asked the police to go tough against the anti-peace elements. “Police policy must be Begunah Ko Chedo Mat, Gunahgar Ko Chodo Mat (don’t touch innocent and don’t leave culprits),” he said.
The LG said that “militancy sponsored by the neighbour” has been effectively dealt by the police force. “Our police force is playing a significant role in tackling militancy. In J&K, every school, institution and office must know the role police is playing. People should know that if they sleep, it is because of the policemen who remain awake throughout the night on streets,” he said as per KNO.
The LG hailed police for effectively dealing with the law and order challenges. “I am glad that in the two years, policemen from J&K have been awarded 684 medals. As far the support J&K police needs from the administration, I assure them the full support,” he said.
Lt Governor observed that the ex-gratia relief of policemen and SPOs has been increased since 2018 and other pay disparities have also been resolved.
It is a proud moment for me that JKP has attained top position across the country in community engagement, he said. He also called upon the jawans of JKP to participate in Fit India Movement and encourage others as well.
The Lt Governor also lauded the female officers of Police and other Security Forces and termed them as true examples of women empowerment.
DGP, J&K, Dilbag Singh read out the names of Police Martyrs to acknowledge the supreme sacrifices made by them, while the parade presented 'Shok Shastra'. The arms are reversed and a two-minute silence is observed in the honour of the departed souls.
In the memory of those Policemen who were martyred during the past one year, a Roll of Honour was presented by various contingents.
Speaking on the occasion, DGP J&K paid homage to the martyrs of JKP and other forces. Nation will always remain indebted to our brave soldiers who lay down their lives for the sovereignty and integrity of the nation and for providing a safe and secure environment for our people, he said. He also saluted the families of the martyrs and expressed his heartfelt sympathies with them. He expressed his gratitude towards the Centre and the UT Government for taking various initiatives for the welfare of the Police personnel and their family members.



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