ADGP Kashmir Zone chaired a joint meeting of Police and CAPFs officers with regard to Muharram
Srinagar, July 26:Today, the Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) Kashmir Zone Shri Vijay Kumar chaired a high-level meeting at Police Control Room Kashmir, bringing together officers from the Police and Central Armed Police Forces to discuss Muharram arrangements, challenges, security measures and procession management.
IG CRPF Shri Ajay Yadav, IG BSF Shri Ashok Yadav, IG CRPF Shri Gyanendra Verma, DIG Police South Kashmir, North Kashmir & Central Kashmir Ranges, DIG CRPF, DIG ITBP, DIG SSB, SSP Srinagar and SSP Security participated in the meeting.
Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar, holds deep religious significance for all Muslims in general and Shia sect in particular and it is essential to ensure a safe environment for the commemoration events & processions keeping in view all the aspects of public order. The meeting, presided over by the ADGP Kashmir, focused on devising comprehensive strategies to tackle potential challenges and maintain order during this sacred period.
Key points discussed during the meeting included: – Security Measures in terms of personnel deployment and technological enhancements, to safeguard public gatherings and religious processions, Crowd Management; to prevent any untoward incidents and maintain a peaceful environment, Traffic Management; to manage traffic flow smoothly during Muharram processions, ensuring minimal disruptions in view of the inputs and apprehensions received from intelligence agencies and law-abiding citizens. SSP Srinagar was also advised to use technology like drones to monitor crowd gathering and preventive measures.
Close coordination between the Jammu and Kashmir Police and Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) was stressed upon, leveraging their combined expertise to ensure a well-coordinated security response.
The authorities also deliberated upon need to foster open communication and engagement with the community, seeking their cooperation in maintaining a safe and peaceful atmosphere.
The ADGP in the meeting directed the officers to ensure strict compliance to the orders from Civil Administration with regard to certain Processions especially on 8th of Moharram.
ADGP Kashmir also called upon all citizens to be vigilant, report any suspicious activities and cooperate with the authorities to make Muharram a safe and secure occasion for everyone.