Don’t touch innocents, don’t leave culprits: LG Manoj Sinha tells police

Calls for ‘comprehensive reforms’ for dealing with radicalization of youth

Srinagar, Oct 21: The Jammu and Kashmir Lt. Governor, Manoj Sinha Wednesday asked the police “don’t touch the innocents and don’t leave the culprits”.

He said this while addressing the police commemoration day at Zewan.
Praising the police for professionalism, the LG said that police is doing a commendable job on the anti-miltancy front.

“If people sleep at ease, it is because of the police force who work tirelessly to protect the J&K UT from the evil forces and militants who are supported by our neighbour,” Sinha said according to the KNS correspondent.
He added the mesage from the police should be clear and loud that “Begunah ko mat Chedo, Gunahgaar ko mat chodo (don’t touch the innocents and dont leave the culprits).”
LG Sinha said police and administration is committed to resolve the issues confronted by the policemen and the families of “martyrs of cops.”.
” Nation owes them their welfare. They and their families sacrifice everything for the Nation. We will ensure their career progression and all welfare measures.”
He stressed on the need for comprehensive reforms for dealing with the radicalization of youth and called for a regular monitoring of social media content.
He asked the police to further strengthen its community support base across J&K.
LG Sinha said he is sure that a mechanism has been put in place to deal with the radicalization and more efforts need to be applied people to strengthen the grid to prevent youth from treading the wrong path.
“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, everyone should know the role of pelice Police in this direction. It is because of the policemen who keep vigil during night, that people are having sound sleep,” he said.

The LG hailed police for effectively dealing with the law and order challenges. “ bagging 684 medals says a lot about exemplary work done by police. I assure them the full support,” he said—(KNS)

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