No place for militancy, their supporters in Kashmir: LG

Salutes sacrifices of security forces, police  in fighting militancy in UTSrinagar, April 04:Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha Sunday said that there is no place for militancy and the militant supports will not be forgiven.The Lieutenant Governor was addressing a function organised by by Pune based NGO, Global Strategic Policy Foundation Pune (GSPF), to felicitate the next of kin of slain policemen and soldiers at Sher-i-Kashmir International Convention Centre (SKICC).While paying rich tributes to those killed in the line of duty in Jammu and Kashmir, Sinha said not only roads will be named after them but their contribution will be also incorporated into school curriculum.“Now Jammu and Kashmir government has decided to incorporate contributions made by heroes who sacrificed their lives into school curriculum, so that the new generation will remember them,” he said.Sinha said those who sacrificed their lives for the JK will get their honour and respect.About the recent budget announced by central government, LG said Jammu and Kashmir has received a huge budget and seen as a quantum jump by accommodating all major sectors for the current financial year.“From the past several years, Jammu and Kashmir was getting a good chunk of money in budget compared to other states of India. Not a single penny will be misused now and anyone indulging in misusing budget money will face serious action,” Sinha said.He said the power sector has been bolstered in the past six years.  “This year, people saw both snowfall and electricity during winters,” he said.LG said the youth have enough talent and they too desire of metro, IT parks, towers, artificial intelligence system in Srinagar and Jammu cities “but I want to assure them that by December 2023, that metro services will be run in both winter and summer capitals.”“Last year we conducted a convention in Srinagar in which it was decided that 75 percent of the unemployed youth will be given opportunities in next five years. This year, we target to train 500 youth in financial services,” he said.The families of slain policemen and soldiers were present on the occasion.The event was later addressed by Governor of Kerala Arif Mohammed Khan, former 15 corps commander Lt. Gen Syed Ata Hasnain (retd), former director-general (infantry) of the Indian Army Lt. General Sanjay Kulkarni and former C-in C of eastern naval command Vice Admiral (Rtd) Anup Singh.

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