Hyderabad: Union minister of state for home G. Kishan Reddy said normalcy would be restored in the Kashmir Valley in the next few days and asked people in Jammu and Kashmir to celebrate the ensuing Bakrid peacefully.
Mr Reddy said: “There is peace in Jammu and Kashmir after the abrogation of Article 370 and at many places Section 144 has been removed. It will be completely lifted within a week or two.”
He was speaking during the inaugural session of the Institute of Engineers’ two-day national seminar, ‘Cyber Security and Image Processing’.
The Union minister said that Pakistan and a few Opposition parties were walking on the same path by misleading the people about Kashmir.
He said Pakistan had always been misleading people by presenting false reports to the media and from international platforms. Some political parties for their vested interests were walking on the same path.
“The development of Jammu and Kashmir is just a few steps away and people will soon enjoy all the rights which are enjoyed by the people of other states as per the Constitution,” he said.
On national security, he said the home ministry was taking up ‘smart fencing’ along the Indo-Pak Indo-Tibet borders. “The smart fencing will enable officials to monitor any activity happening at the border from North Block and immediate action can be initiated.”
He said constant upgradation and digitalisation of data will enhance the operational efficiency of the crime investigative agencies.
Mr Reddy said a separate division was formed in 2017 to deal with matters related to cyber crime and cyber security.
The MHA has set up a coordination centre to tackle internet-related crimes such as cyber threats and child pornography. The Centre will be the nodal point in the fight against cyberc rime, preventive misuse of cyberspace because of terrorist groups, Mr Reddy said.