JAMMU — Jammu and Kashmir’s Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Thursday said that security agencies have launched a final assault on militancy and its eco-system to ensure everlasting peace in the Union Territory.
Addressing the Republic Day gathering at Moulana Azad Stadium Jammu, LG Sinha, as per the news agency KNO, said that the morale of security forces is high in J&K and all efforts to destabilize the peace are being given a befitting reply. “Security agencies are busy in the last assault on the terror, its ecosystem and its supporters to ensure everlasting peace in the UT,” Sinha said.
The LG said that the administration and the Centre have taken a series of steps for the welfare of security agencies operating in J&K. He said that the administration received 8400 applications from Kashmiri Pandits, whose land and property were grabbed forcibly in 1990. “Administration is working to ensure such properties are retrieved and handed over to Kashmiri Pandits,” he said.
He said the J&K situation was returning to normalcy and the evil designs of the enemy are being foiled. The LG said that the year 2022 saw a 55 percent decrease in civilian killings and there is a significant dip in the killing of security forces personnel as well.
He said a series of developmental initiatives are going on in J&K to push UT to new heights of achievements. “Srinagar and Jammu will soon have metros, the tubes on the Srinagar-Jammu highway are also being set up on war footing,” the LG said.
He said that for the first time, J&K will have a Women Industrial Estate while promotions of almost 2000 officers that didn’t take place since 2001 are being cleared. The LG said that the special focus of the administration is on the youth as J&K’s 70 percent economy is dependent on agriculture.