SRINAGAR — The Director General of Police (DGP) of Jammu and Kashmir, Dilbagh Singh, stated on Saturday that while efforts are ongoing to establish peace as a permanent feature in the Union Territory, police have brought the fight against militancy nearly to its logical end.
According to the news agency Kashmir News Observer (KNO), DGP stated that J&K has been hit by the threat of militancy for more than thirty years during his speech on Police Memorial Day at Zewan in Srinagar.
“The fight to wipe out militants from J&K territory is coming to its logical end. The efforts are on to make the prevailing peace in J&K as a permanent feature,” according to the DGP.
He stated that, while efforts to disrupt peace from the outside persist, police are working hard to foil all such attempts.
He stated that eight policemen, including officers, were killed in anti-militancy operations this year. “Some officers from the army and other forces also lost their lives,” he went on to say.
According to the DGP, the situation in Kashmir has changed dramatically in recent years. “J&K is on the path of peace and development,” he told reporters.
According to the J&K Police Chief, 1606 police officers have been slain in the line of duty thus far.
“Today, we stand with our martyrs and pay rich tributes to them.” “J&K and the entire nation owe them a great debt,” he said, adding that the entire police force stands in solidarity with the families of police martyrs.
Meanwhile, the J&K Police Department organized a blood donation camp, in which 200 officers took part and donated blood.