PULWAMA — Jammu and Kashmir’s Director General of Police (DGP) RR Swain held a Public Darbar at Awantipora area in Pulwama district to address the security situation and grievances faced by the public, especially in South Kashmir.
Swain assured the media that the security situation was well under control, with successful management of law and order, street violence, and the smooth functioning of business establishments, schools, and colleges.
However, he acknowledged the challenge of foreign militants infiltrating into the region, particularly in Rajouri-Poonch and to some extent in Kashmir. Swain highlighted that the majority of militancy issues in J&K originated from outside, emphasizing the commitment to deal with this challenge, and expressed optimism that local support would play a crucial role in apprehending ‘foreign terrorists’.
The DGP mentioned that the first grievance redressal in South Kashmir witnessed a significant turnout, with various issues such as cheating, domestic violence, and land disputes brought to the forefront. Swain stated that efforts were being made to resolve these issues and emphasized the importance of community involvement.
The Public Darbar initiative, led by DGP Swain, has gained popularity as a beneficial platform for the public to engage with law enforcement directly. Hundreds gathered at District Police Lines (DPL) Awantipora, presenting approximately 1200 applications during the Darbar. On-the-spot directions were given to address many concerns, and for pending cases, DGP Swain assured the formation of a committee.
Several attendees shared their experiences, highlighting the positive impact of the initiative.
A woman from Anantnag expressed hope for employment for her son, while an elderly man from Budgam praised the platform for addressing land ownership issues. Another individual from Pulwama commended the DGP’s swift action against an official, underscoring the importance of holding similar Public Darbars in every district for timely issue resolution.
The attendees collectively emphasized the need for widespread redressal programs to swiftly resolve the concerns of the less privileged population.