Governor NN Vohra convened a high-level meeting at the Raj Bhavan on Saturday to review the security situation in Kashmir in the backdrop of the killing of three civilians in Kulgam.
Governor had especially invited Lt Gen Ranbir Singh, Northern Army Commander, to participate in the discussions.
Expressing deep anguish on the loss of civilian lives, including a teenage girl, the Governor reiterated the vital importance of the laid down Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) being most strictly adhered to by army and all forces to avoid incidents of civilian casualties and collateral damages, even in situations of extreme provocation.
He also re-emphasized the crucial importance of sustained collaborative action and synergy between the armed forces and the police with the civil administration in dealing with difficult situations, particularly to ensure against the loss of civilian lives.
The Governor was briefed by the heads of all forces on issues relating to security management and the arrangements made for the safe conduct of the ongoing AmarnathYatra.
Besides the Northern Army Commander the meeting was attended by the three advisors to Governor BB Vyas, K Vijay Kumar and KhurshidGanai; DGP SP Vaid; UmangNarula, principal secretary to Governor; RK Goyal, principal secretary Home; Lt. Gen. AK Bhat, GOC XV Corps; AG Mir, ADGP, CID; Muneer Khan, ADGP Home Guards, Security and Law and Order; Baseer Khan, divisional commissioner Kashmir; SP Pani, IGP Kashmir; ZulfiquarHasan, IG, CRPF (Ops) Kashmir; Ravideep Singh Sahi, IG CRPF Kashmir and Sonali Mishra, IG, BSF.