Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir Dr. Asgar Hassan Samoon reviewed the overall situation in Kashmir at an officers’ meeting here today. He also got first hand appraisal of situation through Video-Conference with Deputy Commissioners of various districts and district Police Chiefs.
Among others, Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Principal Government Medical College, Srinagar and Director Health Services, Kashmir also attended the meeting and apprised Divisional Commissioner about the ground situation.
In the onset of meeting, the Divisional Commissioner expressed grief and sorrow over the loss of innocent lives.
Divisional Commissioner was informed that the civilians injured in clashes are being provided treatment at Associated and District Hospitals.
The Divisional Commissioner directed the Deputy Commissioners and District SSPs for keeping close vigil on the situation. He asked the concerned for deploying duty magistrates at all police stations to coordinate with Police and paramilitary forces dealing with the law and order situation. He also asked the Deputy Commissioners for keeping liaison with the members of Civil Society, saying that it would also go a long way in restoring normalcy at the earliest.
Divisional Commissioner directed for ensuring round-the-clock presence of doctors and paramedics, besides availability of life saving drugs and ambulances at all dispensaries and hospitals to meet any exigency. He asked the concerned for ensuring essential services like power and water supply, availability of ration, LPG and K.oil so that people do not face any inconvenience.
Divisional Commissioner appealed the general public to assist local administration in maintaining peace and normalcy in their respective areas. He also requested the parents to counsel their wards not to take law in hands and indulge in ransacking of public property.
It was informed that all essential services are in place and no shortage of essential commodities is reported from any district of the Division.
It was decided that police shall treat identity cards of employees of essential services as “curfew passes” wherever restrictions are imposed by District Magistrates.