Singh told reporters in Kupwara, “Drug smuggling has already increased. Pakistan is using this smuggling to finance terrorism. People have to fight this strongly because many youth are becoming victims of drugs and in such a situation, our society will also be destroyed. If our society gets sick because of drugs, then no one can cure it.”
Singh said that the society was paying a big price and people should cooperate in the police effort to stop drug trafficking. He said, “I want elders, socio-religious leaders, religious preachers to make the youth aware about its ill effects and keep them away from it. If anyone is involved in this business then the police should be supported so that we can take strict action. Singh said infiltration along the Line of Control has come down and it is almost zero. “Some attempts have been made but they have been foiled. Some infiltration attempts were successful. The border grid is strong, it will be strengthened further.”
He congratulated the people of North Kashmir’s Kupwara district for staying away from terrorism.
Singh said, “We have suffered heavy loss of life and property for a long time and now the time has come to compensate the loss peacefully. Therefore, I appeal to the youth to follow the path of peace.”
Asked about the increase in incidents of pistol firing, he said it is easy to bring and carry a pistol from across the border. He said, “Terrorism becomes easier in urban areas with pistols when you can shoot at an innocent person by hiding a pistol. There have been incidents in Srinagar city in the last one or two years when pistols were used. Such incidents.” Happened in rural areas as well.
Singh said that the police have seized a large quantity of pistols as well as AK 47 rifles and ammunition which had come from Pakistan. He said the use of pistols in lieu of AK 47 rifles by terrorists is a “strategic change” as it is easier to conceal and use.
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