Jammu and Kashmir DGP SP Vaid has said that the people of the state should introspect on the prevailing situation in the Kashmir Valley, which was once inhabited by Sufi saints.

"Kashmir is a place which was inhabited by Sufi saints for centuries. I would like everybody to introspect where we have brought this heaven on earth to. Have we made it a hell?" 

"Kashmiri youths are for peace and for living a life of peace. No one likes violence and everyone wants to live a peaceful life," he told reporters here yesterday.

"Wahhabi element wants to change this," he said.

Replying to a question about the security arrangements for bypolls to the two Lok Sabha constituencies in Kashmir Valley, he said that police will do its job and ensure free and fair polling.

On the surfacing of posters warning people to stay away from polling, Vaid said, "We have identified some of the miscreants and cases have also been registered against them.

I am sure that people will defy the threat calls and participate in the polling process." 

"As far as security is concerned, whether it is the Line of Control or the International Border, the Army, the BSF and police are working jointly," he said.