Governor Satya Pal Malik, on Saturday, reviewed the security situation prior to the beginning of the 5-phased polling for Lok Sabha that will begin on 11 April.

Top officers of Army, police and civil administration were present in the meeting in Srinagar.

An official spokesman said that the Governor was briefed on the security situation in Kashmir valley post-Pulwama terror attack at a high-level meeting at Raj Bhavan.

After reviewing the prevailing security situation and arising challenges, the Governor stressed upon the crucial importance of maintaining a sustained close watch on the ground situation. He emphasised on the need to maintain and improve synergy between the security forces and the civil administration and uncompromising adherence to procedures which ensure against collateral damages while delivering effective counter-militancy responses.

The Governor especially stressed the need for a heightened vigil along the International Border and LoC, providing adequate security to all protected persons and all important establishments and installations.

The Governor observed that the common people should not be put to inconvenience on account of curbs imposed during the movement of security convoys and suitable framework be put in place so that there are no unnecessary restrictions on the travel of civilians, especially in emergencies.

The Governor underlined the importance of sustained efforts to bring peace and harmony in the society for the overall benefit of the people.

The meeting was attended by K Vijay Kumar, Advisor to Governor; BVR Subrahmanyam, Chief Secretary; Umang Narula, Principal Secretary to Governor; Shaleen Kabra, Principal Secretary Home; Lt Gen. KJS Dhillon, GOC 15 Corps and Baseer Khan, Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir.