Doval meets Malik; discusses security situation

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 8/10/2019 11:24:36 AM

NSA visits Srinagar; interacts with jawans, people

SRINAGAR. Aug 9: Ajit Doval, National Security Advisor, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today.
Doval, who is taking stock of the ground situation in J&K, discussed with Governor about the prevailing scenario here and in this context Governor and NSA emphasised crucial importance of reaching out to people and helping them meet their daily needs besides ensuring their safety and security.
They expressed satisfaction regarding the overall situation which is by and large peaceful. Governor also discussed about the arrangements made by the Administration to facilitate people for observance of Eid-ul-Azha with religious fervour and gaiety.
Earlier, Doval visited downtown Srinagar and spent over two hours in the area interacting with jawans and local people. Doval, who is in Jammu and Kashmir to review the situation after Centre scrapped Article 370, also had lunch with CRPF personnel.
On August 7, Doval visited Shopian and met with some local people as part of his visit for an assessment on the situation in Jammu and Kashmir. Doval was seen interacting with a few people in a shut-down market over food and inquired about their well being. He also explained to them the Centre's decisions and assured them that their welfare was the government's prime concern.
Meanwhile, Srinagar Police assured people saying "Srinagar Police is here to help you". "Srinagar Police is here to help you. For the families, students, businessmen staying outside the valley and wishing to know the welfare of their near and dear can send an advanced SMS stating full details of families here," the police said.



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