Jammu and Kashmir: Chinar Corps Commander Lt General K J S Dhillon and J&K DGP Dilbag Singh conducted a joint Press Conference in Srinagar, talking about the situation of the valley. Lt General K J S Dhillon said, “Situation on the LoC is under control and very much peaceful. Infiltration bids from Pakistan side are being successfully thwarted.” Also, he said, “Type of IEDs we are examining and the IED expert terrorists, we are capturing and eliminating point to the fact that Pakistan is trying to disrupt peace in Kashmir. We assure ‘Awaam’ of Kashmir that no one will be allowed to disrupt peace.”
Likewise, Chinar Corps Commander Lt General K J S Dhillon said, “A Pakistan Army landmine has also been recovered from one of the caches of terrorists. This clearly indicates that the Pakistan Army is involved in terrorism in Kashmir, this will not be tolerated.” “An M-24 American sniper rifle with a telescope was also recovered from a terror cache along Shri Amarnath Ji route”, said Lt General K J S Dhillon.
Afterward, he said, “We had done an in-depth analysis of terrorism in Kashmir. 83% of local people who pick up weapons had a record of stone-pelting. I request all mothers if today your child throws stones at security forces for Rs 500 then he’ll become terrorist tomorrow”. Furthermore, Jammu & Kashmir Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh also spoken up about the current situation in the valley. He said, “The overall number of active militants in the Valley & in the Jammu region has come down.”
Similarly, the Additional Director General of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Zulfiqar Hasan said, “Amarnath Yatra has seen the unprecedented turnout and in spite of many threats it has been peaceful, there have been serious attempts to disrupt the yatra but were unsuccessful due to hard work of security personnel, the use of technology and the cooperation of people.
Moreover, SP Pani, IGP Kashmir, said, “This year more than 10 serious attempts (terror attack attempts) were made at different places in the valley. In these IED modules, several terrorists like Munna Lahori before that Kamran, Usman were arrested.
Furthermore, Dilbag Singh, DGP, said, We had been into a number of activities since last few months. Our troops that have been deployed did not get a chance to relax for a while.” “We’re getting inputs that violence levels are likely to be increased by militants. So, we’ve tried to strengthen the grid on the ground. Also, we’ve been told that troops must get time to relax. This is the time for turnover. But grid will be in as much active form as required”, said DGP.