Terrorism is yet to be over in J&K: Former DGP Kuldeep Khoda

 Says Pakistan used its all channels, agencies to disrupt G20 but failed

Srinagar, June 06 (KNS): Former Director General of Police J&K, Kuldeep Khoda Tuesday said that terrorism is yet to be over in Jammu and Kashmir. He added the recent successful conduct of G20 summit was historical event of international standard and “Pakistan despite using its all channels and agencies have failed to disrupt its proceedings”.


“Terrorism still exists in parts of Jammu and Kashmir and is yet to be over completely. The recent Dangri incident in Rajouri district was unfortunate and tragic one. Poonch and Rajouri areas were peaceful but Pakistan is trying to rejuvenate its activities through penetrating from these districts. Pakistan has decided to strike these border districts in order to inflict fear among common people,” former DGP Kuldeep Khoda in an exclusive interview with Kashmir News Service (KNS), said.


He said the victim families of the slain civilians in Dangri Rajouri should be given due compensation without any delay. “The J&K government should expedite the compensation process to the victims as it will rebuild their confidence on the administration,” he said.


The former DGP said that G20 summit was an international standard level event which was successfully held in Srinagar. “There were grave challenges to Police, security and paramilitary forces, army and other intelligence agencies but all contributed in a tandem and ensured peaceful and incident-free summit.Click Here To Follow Our WhatsApp ChannelThe summit disseminated positive message worldwide. Though Pakistan tried a lot and used its all channels and agencies to disrupt its peaceful conduct but it failed and exposed. They influenced OIC member countries and pleaded them to boycott the summit. We know China has pro-Pakistan foreign policy as far as India is concerned,” Khoda said.


He also said that the G20 summit was purely a tourism conference and important for Kashmir. “Tourism has vast stake in J&K’s economy. The summit will greatly boost J&K’s economy in future and it will improve means of livelihood as well,” he also added.


While responding to a query about decline in stone pelting incidents in Kashmir valley, the former DGP said citizens are important ingredients of society and have first and foremost role in peace building measures. Besides, there is a role of government agencies to put a full stop on anti-national activities. “From last 3 to 4 yours NIA, ED and other probing agencies nailed the elements behind terrorism in J&K. Funding channels that led to youth towards separatism and anti-national activities were chocked. The ring leaders have been arrested and lodged in jails. This mechanism closed doors for those had inclination towards joining militancy and separatism politics in J&K,” the former DGP held.


Speaking on the issues facing by SPO recruited in J&K Police, the former DGP said there should be permanent and encouragement policy for these “irregular” forces so that they will render more in restoring peace in the region. “The SPOs have an important role in bringing peace and maintaining law and order situation. This force played unforgettable role in Poonch and other areas in wiping out militancy. Unlike past there number is high today so there should be a concrete policy for them as they are well-trained personnel and should be preferred in the department,” he added. (KNS)

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