In a big statement, Home Minister Amit Shah has said that prominent places in Jammu and Kashmir will be named after martyrs from the state police.
In a message that conveys that forces hold great significance to the Centre, Shah has directed that the state government should commemorate the martyrdom of its policemen in their hometowns and villages in an appropriate manner each year and that the prominent public places should also be named after policemen who were martyred.
The statement comes during the Home Minister's two-day visit to the state.
The Union Home Minister praised the work of the Jammu and Kashmir Police in countering terrorism and militancy.
During his visit, he also visited the home of the martyred Inspector of Jammu and Kashmir Police, Late Shri Arshad Khan and consoled his bereaved family. He handed over an appointment letter to his wife for a job in the State Government.
He took to Twitter to share the pictures of his meeting with the family and said that martyr Arshad Khan's "sacrifice for the security of our nation has saved many lives. He added that the entire nation was proud of Arshad Khan‘s valour and courage.
The Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah further added that he would review periodically the performance of the state on multiple fronts.
The visit by the Home Minister comes is deemed historic as for the first time in 30 years the separatists have not called for bandh in the state. The Centre has maintained it would continue its tough stance against terror and those who fund such activities in the state.