Jammu, Sep 12: Union Home Minister today said that the locations along the borders in Jammu and Kashmir, which cannot be fenced will be sealed with hi-tech gadgets.
“The borders along Jammu and Kashmir will be sealed but the locations where physical barrier or fencing is not possible, will be equipped with hi-tech gadgets,” Singh here told reporters at a press conference after winding up his four-day visit to the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
“Areas like riverine, tough terrain where fencing is impossible, will be monitored and sealed through radar, cameras and censors,” said the Union Home Minister.
He said that internal and external security is quite doctrined and the Centre has also framed policies for all concerning issues in the country.
On Article 35-A, he said, “I have been misquoted. I never said that sentiments of Kashmir will not be hurt but what I mean was that sentiments of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh will be kept into consideration.”
“The matter (35A) is sub-judice and I do not want to say much more in this context,” said the Union Minister.
“The aspirations of the people Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh would be taken into consideration,” he added.
When asked whether Centre would file affidavit in the Supreme Court to defend Article 35-A, Singh said, “matter is sub-judice. Some NGOs have filed writ petition challenging Article 35-A.”
On hardship allowance to the jawans of Jammu and Kashmir Police, he said, “I have spoken to the state Chief Minister also and the concerned department about this.”
On illegal settlement of Rohingyas in Jammu, the Union Minister said, “we cannot rule out security threat. They are illegal migrants and stern action will be initiated against them.”
On Ryan School incident, Singh said, “it is unfortunate incident. Law and order is a state subject and the states must plan and take measures on safety and security to prevent such incidents. We also keep issuing advisories.”
He however, also advocated for the conduct of Panchayat polls in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
Earlier in the morning around 39 delegations comprising various political, social, business, travel and trade organizations from across Jammu called on the Union Home Minister here at Convention Centre.
The delegations which met the Union Home Minister included Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Chamber of Traders Federation, delegation of Jammu Hotels and Lodges, Tourism Federation of Jammu, Amarnathji Yatra Welfare Society, Taxi Tour and Travels, Jammu Bar Association, delegation of Kashmiri Migrants, Doda and Talwara Reasi migrants, various delegations of PoJK refugees, Civil Society Forum, All Migrant Camps Coordination Committee, Sikh Gurudwara Prabhandak Committee, Rashtriya Gurjar Manch, Jammu Muslim Front, Jammu Shia Federation, Anjuman-e-Imamia, J&K Christian Dalit Society, All J&K Border United Front, Dogra Brahman Pratinidi Sabha and Rajput Sabha, Jammu Province People’s Forum, Jammu-West Assembly Movement, All J&K Gujjar-Bhakerwal Conference, Safai Karamcharis Union of Municipal Corporation Jammu, Raghunath Bazaar Traders Association, All Civil Society Forum and Vishwa Hindu Parishad.
The Union Home Minister also met deputations of major political parties and independent MLAs.
The delegations apprised the Home Minister about various issues and submitted written memorandums.
The political delegations included BJP, PDP, NC, Congress and others.