Governor Satya Pal Malik on Saturday convened a high-level meeting and reviewed the present law and order situation in the state in the aftermath of the major terror attack on CRPF convoy at Lethpura Awantipora village in Pulwama district on Thursday.

The meeting was attended by Advisors, Vijay Kumar, Khursheed Ahmad Ganai, KK Sharma and K Skandan besides BVR Subramanyam, Chief Secretary, Dilbagh Singh, Director General of Police, Umang Narula, Principal Secretary to Governor, and Shaleen Kabra Principal Secretary, Home.

The governor directed the police to take strict action without mercy against those indulging in any type of violence, arson or rumour mongering irrespective of political and religious affiliation.

The governor reviewed the situation of students from Jammu and Kashmir State who are studying at various universities and colleges across the country. He was informed that the Liaison Officers appointed at all major locations were working effectively and coordinating with University Authorities and local police ensuring the safety of the students.

A few minor incidents occurred at Baba Fareed Institute of Technology, Dehradun, Maharishi Markand University, Ambala and Chitkara University, Batti (HP). At all three places, Liaison Officers (LOs) worked with the Deans and Vice Chancellors to ensure the safety of J&K students. The governor directed that the LOs should continue to be in close touch with J&K students and ensure their safety.

The governor directed Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, to hold another Peace Committee Meeting on Saturday and appeal to all parties to maintain peace and harmony.

The governor asked all political parties and senior political leaders to appeal to people to maintain peace and harmony. He requested them not to pay heed to rumours or misleading information that is being circulated.

The governor stated that the situation in Jammu has been restored back to almost normal and it should be our collective endeavour to maintain this.

Meanwhile, Jitendra Singh, Minister of State, Prime Minister’s Office, called on Governor Satya Pal Malik and discussed various important issues including prevailing law and order situation in Jammu.