Srinagar: Government of India will again make Jammu and Kashmir into a “heaven on earth” and no force can stop the country from achieving it, Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Sunday.
Rajnath visited the J&K Police Lines and CRPF camp in Anantnag district of south Kashmir on second day of his 4-day visit and announced that bullet proof vests and vehicles will be provided at all police stations in the state.
He was accompanied by the State’s Deputy Chief Minister Dr. Nirmal Kumar Singh and Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba.
Rajnath also paid rich tributes to Constable Imtiyaz Ahmed, who was killed in an attack on a police patrol weekend barely a kilometer away from the venue J&K Police Lines. He also paid tributes to Assistant Sub Inspector Abdul Rasheed who was killed in a militant attack in the district last month.
“This is not an ordinary but supreme sacrifice,” said Rajnath addressing the J&K Police personnel. “I am short of words to salute your bravery in the line of duty, even the Prime Minister has praised your courage,” he added.
Rajnath said the government was fully aware of the extremely challenging circumstances the police and forces and was making all out efforts for the security and welfare of the police and paramilitary personnel.
He said a trauma centre has been sanctioned and bullet proof vehicles will be provided at all police stations in the State. He said New Delhi has also released adequate funds for procurement of bullet proof vehicles vests and latest equipments for police stations.
On his fifth visit to the State within the space of a year, Rajnath reiterated the commitment of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and assured that the government of India will provide all assistance to the State, including resolving the housing problem of the police personnel.
Rajnath addressed a Sainik Sammelan at the CRPF 90 Battalion Camp in Anantnag. “Courage is not something that can be bought from the market; you are born with unassailable and unmatched courage,” he said.
Assuring that the government was ready to extend more facilities to the CRPF personnel, Rajnath said the government will consider providing helicopter services to the CRPF personnel in J&K.
“It is my aim to provide at least Rs. 1 crore to the families of our martyrs from the CAPFs.” Rajnath said the Government launched the “Bharat ke Veer” portal to support the families of our martyrs and the nation as a whole has given tremendous support to their cause.
He also interacted with the J&K Police and CRPF personnel.
Earlier, addressing the State Police personnel, Director General of Police, J&K, Dr. SP Vaid underlined the need for providing a safe and secure environment to the families of the Police personnel. Despite inadequate infrastructure and maintenance grant and the enemy’s nefarious designs to demonize the Police personnel through the social media, they are performing the most difficult task with utmost bravery and devotion.