Shah wants Kashmir-like Zero Terror Plan for Jammu

New Delhi, June 16 (FN Agency) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday chaired a high-level review meeting on the security scenario in Jammu and Kashmir here and directed security agencies to replicate the successes achieved in Kashmir Valley through Area Domination Plan and Zero Terror Plan in Jammu division. Shah asserted that Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government is committed to set an example by cracking down on terrorists through innovative means. He directed all security agencies to work in a mission mode and ensure quick response in a coordinated manner, an official statement said. The meeting was attended by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Lieutenant Governor of J&K Manoj Sinha, Chief of Army Staff General Manoj Pande, Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla, Director, Intelligence Bureau, senior Army officers including Chief of Army Staff (Designate) Lt. General Upendra Dwivedi, Director General of CAPFs, Chief Secretary, DGP of J&K and other senior officers.

He said that the fight against terrorism in J&K is in its decisive phase. Adding that recent incidents show that terrorism has been forced to shrink from highly organised acts of terrorist violence to a mere proxy war. “We are determined to root it out as well,” the Home Minister stressed. He emphasised on seamless coordination amongst the security agencies, identifying vulnerable areas and addressing the security concerns of such areas. Reiterating the “zero tolerance policy” against terrorism under the leadership of PM Modi, the Home Minister said that the government will leave no stone unturned in rooting out terrorism from Jammu and Kashmir. Shah said that efforts of the government have yielded positive results in the Kashmir Valley with significant reduction in terror-related incidents. He noted that the improvement in law and order situation is reflected in record flow of tourists in the valley. He also appreciated security agencies and J&K administration for successful conduct of Lok Sabha elections, which witnessed record voter turnout in the union territory.