SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbagh Singh Friday said that a lot has been done to wipe out anti-peace elements including militants and that it won’t take much time to clear off the remaining ones.
Talking to reporters on the sidelines of the Pedal For Peace event here, the DGP said that there were many thorns in the garden of peace, that were removed by police along with security forces.
“Those remaining will be removed as well and that won’t take much time,” he said.
He said that Hurriyat and other anti-peace elements used to play a “bloody game” in Kashmir on behalf of their mentors across. “Almost all the anti-peace elements have been wiped out and those remaining will be cleared off soon,” DGP Singhs said. He said that Pedal for Peace is not just an event but a move that connects police directly with youth and people.
“There are many such events on cards that include Jashne-e-Dal, Marathon race, and series of other events,” he said. About change taking place on the ground, he said that the Zainapora area of Shopian paints a different picture today. “The place was once the hub of militants where militants would openly shoot videos and circulate the same on social media. Today, we have youth there who want a cricket field, dispensary and a cricket academy,” he said.
About downtown youth, the DGP said that he was glad to see the downtown youth choosing sports and other competitive exams as their career. Replying to a query about security situation in Kashmir, he said that the security situation has improved a lot in the Valley and today, a common man can heave a sigh of relief and breathe openly in a free air.