15 Corps Hosts Kashmir Security Meet25 April 2011
Srinagar: The Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday met top army officials and asked the armed forces to respect human rights and devise strategy to prevent repeat of 2010 unrest.A defence spokesman said Chief minister Omar Abdullah visited the Badamibagh Army Headquarters this morning. “He was received by GoC 15 Corps Lt Gen S A Hasnain,” he said. He said Omar met Hasnain and other senior army officers and they briefed him on the prevailing security scenario in the State by senior army officers. GoC briefed the Chief Minister on numerous issues including the prevailing security environment. Sources said during the meeting, Omar told the armed forces to respect human rights of people. “The army and other forces should ensure zero tolerance to human rights violations. The violators should be punished as per law,” he said and asked the troops to exercise utmost restraint while carrying out anti-militancy operations and dealing with protests and law and order situation. During the security meeting, the fresh strategy was devised to prevent repeat of 2010 unrest. “The troops were told not to use excessive force to quell protests,” sources said adding the intelligence agencies were directed to remain in touch and coordinate operations. Chief Secretary Madhav Lal, DGP Kuldeep Khoda, Special DG CRPF Anirudh Uppal, IGP (Kashmir Zone) S M Sahai and top army and civil official were present during the meeting.