Encounter Specialist As J&K Lt Governor?

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Jammu & Kashmir is completely under the control of Union Government after scrapping Article 370 and Article 35A of the Constitution. Ensuring Law & Order in J&K is the top priority of the NDA Government at the moment.

Restrictions have been imposed on the people of J&K after revoking Special Status only to prevent violence. Security Forces offered some relaxation on Friday considering the prayer meetings. On Sunday, A decision will be take on security for Eid. Gradually, Restrictions will be eased if there is no possibility of violence.


Currently, Satya Pal is the Governor of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh. Centre is keen to appoint someone who could handle any challenges as the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu & Kashmir. Name of Telangana Governor ESL Narasimhan was surfaced initially. In the end, A decision was taken to appoint retired IPS Officer Vijay Kumar as the  Lieutenant Governor. Official announcement is awaited.

Vijay Kumar is the 1975 Batch IPS Officer. He has got impeccable track record and became popular as encounter specialist. He acted as the Chief of Tamil Nadu Special Task Force in the encounter of Veerappan in October 2004. In 2008, Vijay Kumar was appointed as the chief of Sardar Vallabhai Patel National Police Academy in Hyderabad. Post Dantewada incident in 2010, Centre appointed him as CRPF Director. He played crucial role in crushing the Naxal Movement between 2010-2012 and also made life tough for terrorists in Kashmir. In 2018, He was appointed as the Adviser to Jammu & Kashmir Governor on security matters.

PM Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah believes an efficient officer like Vijay Kumar would the right person to handle the volatile situation in Jammu & Kashmir. What VK does to restore normalcy in J&K
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