Normalcy seems to be returning to the state of Jammu and Kashmir as the National Security Advisor Ajit Doval was seen interacting with the locals and having lunch with them in the Shopian district. The state was gripped with a haze of uncertainty after the Indian government decided to repeal Article 370 and bifurcate the state into two union territories.
A series of videos and pictures are doing the rounds on the internet in which Doval can be seen sauntering along the streets of Shopian, eating food and having animated conversations with the locals. The video and pictures of Doval in Shopian dispel away apprehensions of anarchy gripping the state as floated by many detractors after the government’s momentous decision of doing away with the archaic partition relic.
NSA Ajit Doval was in Shopian to take stock of the security situation in the state. He also met security personnel in Shopian in presence of DGP Dilbagh Singh.
Jammu and Kashmir: National Security Advisor Ajit Doval meets police personnel in Shopian. DGP Dilbag Singh also present. pic.twitter.com/RmYdmdtcUH
— ANI (@ANI) August 7, 2019
National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval is in Kashmir to ensure a smooth passage of power and responsibilities to the new administrative structure in Jammu and Kashmir. He is also expected to hold discussions with all stakeholders, including bureaucracy and security forces a day after the Rajya Sabha approved the resolution withdrawing the state’s special status under Article 370 and the bill proposing that it be bifurcated into the union territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh. Doval had met governor Satyapal Malik on Tuesday evening to discuss the situation in the state and preparedness required to deal with any kind of unpleasant situation, should there be any.