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first_imgOn the smooth conduct of upcoming Amarnath Yatra, Mehbooba stressed upon involvement of locals to facilitate thepilgrims.”Kashmiris have for long been an epitome of hospitality which they have proved time and again during the yatra. Our young boys should be made part of this activity,” she said, adding this will go a long way in generating a very positive perception about the youth who are otherwise “being demonised”.Underlining the need for ameliorating the sufferings of the people, the Chief Minister said the civil administration, with active support of police and other agencies, should try to resolve burning problems of common masses like water scarcity, power disruptions, traffic mismanagement as these lead to public discontent and subsequent law-and-order situations.While appreciating the role of security forces and the Police in civic action programmes, wherein youth are being provided different platforms to showcase their talent especially in the field of sports, she also asked them to involve the local youth in larger activities like maintaining micro-hydel projects et al.She said the State Police needs to be complimented for the way they have been working under tremendous pressure from all sides to maintain law-and-order.She also complimented the Army for its Super 30 coaching initiative whereby J-K students have been able to crack national-level competitive exams.The Deputy Chief Minister, in his address, appreciated the coordination between various wings of security forces and maintained that it was due to their coordinated efforts that peace has been restored and sustained across the state and now the onus lies on us to ensure that it remains constant.advertisementSingh stressed upon following the Agenda of Alliance between the coalition partners, adding only then will the targets fixed in the agenda be achieved. PTI SSB DBS ZMN DBSlast_img read more