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Visiting EU MPs apprised of situation in J&K

During an interaction with the lawmakers from different European countries, DGP Dilbag Singh said the situation in Jammu and Kashmir has been peaceful and the security forces have been handling the law and order effectively and “most importantly in a humane manner”

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Srinagar: Members of European Union Parliamentary delegation during a shikara ride at Dal Lake in Srinagar, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019. Protest broke out in many parts of the city as a European Union MPs visited the valley (PTI Photo/S. Irfan)(PTI10_29_2019_000222B)

SRINAGAR: The top police and civil officials of the Jammu and Kashmir administration on Tuesday told a delegation of 23 EU MPs that people have been yearning for peace but the terrorists have been continuously threatening them by firing bullets. During an interaction with the lawmakers from different European countries, DGP Dilbag Singh said the situation in Jammu and Kashmir has been peaceful and the security forces have been handling the law and order effectively and “most importantly in a humane manner”. In the last 84 days, not a single life has been lost, he told the EU parliamentarians, who are on a two-day visit to assess the ground situation in the state. On August 5, the Union government had revoked the state’s special status under Article 370 and split it into two Union Territories of J&K and Ladakh, which will come into existence on October 31. Jammu and Kashmir chief secretary B V R Subrahmanyam gave also gave a detailed presentation to the delegation on the overall situation in the state, besides answering some questions by its members. When an EU MP asked how the administration has been handling fake news, Inspector General of Police S P Pani said one of the reasons why the administration has shut down the internet service was to check the circulation of fake news. “We don’t want fake news and rumours. We have been taking up such cases with Twitter and Facebook after presenting evidence and asking them to remove the disturbing content, fake tweets and posts. “But many a times they ask us to route the requests through the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT) which is a time consuming affair,” he told the EU lawmakers.Principal Secretary and J&K administration spokesperson Rohit Kansal apprised the parliamentarians of the recent local body elections and the significance of removing Article 370. The Article 370 was discriminatory, he said. Kansal said there were 98 incidents of intimidation by terrorists to people and more than 350 times, terrorists threatened people through posters. The team of EU MPs also interacted with members of the public, including the newly-elected panchayat members and councillors, at a five-star hotel here. As the winter chill settled over the city, some of the delegation members also went boating in the famous Dal Lake.

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