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J&K bandh call: security stepped up in the valley

india Updated: May 09, 2010 20:28 IST

Security has been tightened in Kashmir valley in view of a bandh call given by J&K High Court Bar Association, even as the civil secretariat and other move offices open in Srinagar on Monday.

Director General of Police Kuldeep Khoda on Sunday reviewed security situation in the valley during a high level meeting and asked officials to keep a close eye on anti-social elements and sympathisers of militants.

The Bar association has asked people to observe a complete bandh tomorrow to protest against what it called "collapse of judiciary, maltreatment meted out to political prisoners, and veiled attempts to change the demographic position and identity of the state".

Both factions of Hurriyat conference led by Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Mirwaiz Umer Farooq have extended support to the bandh call.

Addressing the meeting, the DGP said that all wings of police must have a close and greater synergy with other security agencies to achieve the desired results.

Senior officers briefed the DGP about the arrangements made in connection with the Darbar move, a bi-annual tradition under which government offices function six months each in Jammu and Srinagar.

The darbar closed in Jammu on April 30 and will reopen in Srinagar tomorrow.

The security arrangements for the upcoming Amarnath Yatra were also discussed and SP Ganderbal gave a briefing about his recent expedition to the holy cave, a spokesman said.