oppn parties J & K Governor Needs To Consult All

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  • S Jaishankar, Minister of External Affairs, says Pakistan should release and repatriate Kulbhushan Jadhav immediately
  • Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala asks the Speaker to hold the trust vote latest by 1.30 pm today
  • The Government sends a list of 24 questions to mobile app company that runs video app TikTok seeking answers for anti-national and obscene content carried on the platform
  • Sarvana Bhawan founder P Rajagopal, serving a life term for murder, dies in a Chennai hospital
  • SC allows time till July 31 to the Ayodhya mediation panel
  • IT department attaches "benami" plot worth Rs 400cr in Noida. The plot allegedly belongs to BSP leader [email protected]@@s brother and his wife
  • Dawood [email protected]@@s nephew, Md. Rizwan Iqbal, was arrested from Mumbai airport as he was waiting to board a flight to Dubai
  • Trouble brews in Bihar JD(U)-BJP alliance as Bihar police asks special branch officers to keep tabs on RSS activities
  • Trust vote in Karnataka assembly today. With rebel MLAs deciding to stay away after the SC order, the Congress-JD(S) government is likely to fall as it does not have the numbers
  • Amit Shah says the government will identify and deport illegal immigrants from all parts of the country
  • Reports from Pakistan confirm that Hafiz Saeed has been arrested and sent to jail
  • After the SC order, Karnataka Speaker says he will go by the Constitution in deciding on the resignations of the 16 MLAs
  • Rebel MLAs say they will not attend the trust vote on Thursday
  • Supreme Court rules that rebel MLAs cannot be forced to attend the assembly and vote in the floor test
  • Both the Centre and the Assam government have sought re-verification of up to 20% of draft NRC data
International Court of Justice agrees with India, stays Kulbhushan Jadhav's execution. It asks Pakistan to allow consular access to the accused.
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J & K Governor Needs To Consult All

By A Special Correspondent

General Bipin Rawat, the Army chief, is right when he said that the new Governor in Jammu & Kashmir, Satyapal Malik, must be given space for him to consult all kinds of people before he can assess the situation in the state. The Army chief also said that he didn’t think it fit for the Army to present him with a security plan on its own.

This is an extremely sane stand. The situation in the state is fluid, with all kinds of opinion floating around. Politically, the state is in limbo with President’s rule. The Governor first needs to consult politicians across the spectrum. Then he must take up the issues with the civil society. Only then should the security apparatus, which includes the Army and the J & K Police, be consulted. The Governor will then be in a better position to either accept or reject the suggestions of the security forces.

For, the security forces generally have a one-point agenda – to prevent disturbances. Their actions usually offend a large number of people and can often lead to further disturbances. But when the Governor consults the politicians and a large cross section of the citizenry, he can get direct knowledge of what measures need to be taken and which ones are unnecessary and can irk the people. This knowledge can help him in advising the security forces, who can then brief him on the necessity of the suggested measures.