ITANAGAR, Aug 6 - The Arunachal Pradesh Government has directed all the DCs and SPs to take necessary steps to maintain law and order, peace and tranquillity in their respective districts.
The Government also gave special direction to the DCs and SPs to strengthen the Inner Line Permit checking system in their respective districts, besides asking them to keep strict vigil, especially in the districts bordering Assam and Nagaland, an official release stated.
The State Government’s directives came a day after Union Cabinet Secretary Pradeep Kumar Sinha held a high-level meeting on maintaining law and order, peace and tranquillity in all States and Union Territories with all Chief Secretaries, DGPs and other top officials through video conferencing on Monday after the passage of the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill, 2019, by the Rajya Sabha.
Chief Secretary Satya Gopal, while holding a video conference with all DCs and SPs at his Civil Secretariat office here today, gave instructions to all the district authorities to keep maximum alert to prevent any breach of security or public order.
Gopal directed them to closely monitor the developments so that antisocial elements cannot cause breach of security, peace and public harmony in any part of the State. He gave special directions to the DCs and SPs to strictly strengthen Inner Line Permit checking in their respective districts. He also directed them to keep strict vigil, especially in those districts sharing borders with Assam and Nagaland.
He further directed the district authorities to ensure safety and security of people from Jammu and Kashmir, especially students, in any part of the State.
Further noting that the State has witnessed a movement of traders and tourists from Jammu and Kashmir, the Chief Secretary directed the district authorities to keep close vigil and provide necessary safety and security to those visitors.
The Chief Secretary also urged all to be vigilant against circulation of false, unverified news, rumours and scrupulous messages on the social media aimed at disturbing peace and tranquillity and inciting violence and communal discord.