Ahead of 26 January celebrations, Administration has put Kashmir under a thick security grid. A three-tier security has been set up around SK cricket stadium – the venue for the main function. As a precautionary measure, mobile internet services would likely be snapped during morning hours.
The main function would be held at Sher-e-Kashmir Cricket Stadium in Srinagar and the Advisor to Lieutenant Governor Baseer Ahmad Khan would unfurl the tri-color and take the salute at the function.
Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole told sources that all arrangements have been finalized for the January 26 celebrations in Kashmir on Monday.
The Divisional Commissioner said flag hoisting will be held before 9:30 in morning at all government offices including Srinagar Municipal Corporation, Municipal Committees, Block Development Offices and other offices, so that they can attend the main functions at their respective places.
“We have already directed directions to all the government departments in this regard. Normally these functions will be conducted in office premises but adequate security arrangements have been placed to ensure peaceful functions,” he said.
Pole said in order to keep track of each and everything there will be full proof surveillance including CCTV and drones at all the venues.
A senior officer at the Police department told sources that all arrangements have been finalized regarding 26 January celebrations.
The officer said tight security arrangements have been put in place around the venue for peaceful conduct and there would be multiple checkpoints from the main gate of SK stadium to the exact venue location, he said.
“Both police and paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) have intensified patrolling, vehicle checking and frisking at various flashpoints in Srinagar and other parts of the Valley,” he said.
The officer said the new security plan has already been framed and accordingly the deployment would remain in place for smooth conduct of the function across Kashmir.
“Drones and camera-fitted vehicles and CCTV would be used to monitor the overall situation during the functions across Kashmir,” the officer said.
The official said as a precautionary measure, there are chances of snapping of mobile internet services during morning hours.
Similarly in other parts of south and north Kashmir, adequate security measures are being taken to ensure incident-free functions.