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Ensure security to life: Central team tells J&K Govt

The Central team asked authorities in J&K to maintain communal harmony at all costs and ensure that minorities do not feel insecure.

india Updated: Aug 05, 2008 18:33 IST

A high-level Central team in Jammu to review the law and situation in Jammu & Kashmir over the Amarnath land row has directed the state authorities to ensure security to life and property while enforcing law.

The team asked the authorities to maintain communal harmony at all costs and ensure that minorities do not feel insecure, an official statement said in Jammu on Tuesday.

During the two-hour meeting yesterday, the team comprising Union Home Secretary Madhukar Gupta, Defence Secretary Vijay Singh and Director General of CRPF VK Joshi said, "no element should be allowed to exploit the situation."

"The situation should be handled in such a way that life and property of the people are fully protected. Communal harmony must be maintained at all costs and it must be ensured that minorities do not feel insecure."

The team directed the administration to ensure that supply of essential goods are maintained despite continuous bandhs.

As regards movement of trucks carrying essential commodities and general merchandise from other states, Gupta said all measures had been initiated to ensure uninterrupted movement of trucks.

State principal secretary of home, director general of police and other senior police officers attended the meeting.