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Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik reviews law and order situation, asks authorities to ensure safety of locals

File photo of Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team Srinagar Aug 07, 2019, 05.27 PM (IST)

Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Wednesday reviewed the law and order in the state following the scrapping of Article 370.

The Governor directed Deputy Commissioners of respective districts in the valley to depute their staff to visit different localities & take stock of requirements of people and address them swiftly, reported news agency ANI.

Malik reiterated his concern for ensuring the safety of the general public. He also asked the authorities to extend all the help to tourists in the state.

Satya Pal Malik was informed that there was sufficient availability of essential supplies and emergency services were functioning in the hospitals.
 

Parliament on Tuesday approved a resolution abrogating special status to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 of the Constitution and a bill for splitting the state into two Union Territories - Jammu and Kashmir and Ladhak.

The repeal of Article 370 has also led to abrogation of Article 35 A related to "permanent residents".
Meanwhile, Centre has asked states and Union Territories to keep security forces on "maximum alert" following decisions related to Jammu and Kashmir to "pre-empt" and "prevent any breach of security", a communique issued by Home Ministry said.

(With inputs from agencies)

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Satya Pal Malik reiterated his concern for ensuring the safety of the general public. He also asked the authorities to extend all the help to tourists in the state.