National Security Advisor Ajit Doval visited the Kashmir Valley on Wednesday to review the security situation and decide the future course of action for the smooth implementation of government plans after the withdrawal of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir. In a recent development in the valley, internet kiosks are being set up for the youth, in parts of the Kupwara district. Doval will meet top security officials and discuss development-related activities in the state.
It is also reported that NSA Ajit Doval will hold a meeting with all the stakeholders in order to improve the security situation. The present visit comes amidst the intelligence inputs about 200 Pakistan backed militants being prepped up to infiltrate into India.
Republic TV spoke to some of the common people of Kupwara after the provision of internet services. One of the IAS aspirants who is pursuing her UPSC education said, "The administration has set up the Internet services in the district and we are very thankful." Things are essentially changing in Kashmir but the important question still remains about the restoration of phone services especially mobile phones, since it's been almost 50 days of a communication blackout. The locals also had the same questions.
The NSA had camped for 11 days in the valley after the Centre announced its decision to withdraw the special status of the state under Article 370 on August 5. During that period, he had ensured that there was no violence in the aftermath of the government's decision. He had taken rounds of the militancy-hit Shopian town in south Kashmir and Downtown Srinagar.
"I am totally convinced that the majority of Kashmiris support the abrogation of Article 370, they see greater opportunities, future, economic progress and employment opportunities, only a few miscreants are opposing it. No question arises of Army atrocities, only state (J&K) Police and some central forces are handling public order. Indian Army is there to fight terrorists. Out of 199 police station areas in J&K, only 10 have prohibitory orders in place, rest have no restrictions, 92.5 percent of the geographical area of J&K is free of restrictions," he said.