Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised the people of J&K and hoped that the government would be able to ensure happiness in their lives

Prime Minister Narendra Modi told probationers of the Indian Police Service that there must be a collective effort to prevent children from taking the wrong path and it can be done well by the women cops, especially in Jammu and Kashmir.

“Through collective efforts, we have to work towards stopping children from taking the wrong path, and this can be done very well by women police officers—to bring them back on the right path, to make their mothers understand,” he was quoted as saying in The Indian Express report.

Speaking via video conference at “Dikshant Samaroh” of trainee officers at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy in Hyderabad on Friday, Modi praised the people of J&K and hoped that the government would be able to ensure happiness, said the report.

“The terror-related news that we read becomes the main news. But the area has a specialty besides that, too—be it Jammu, the Valley, Ladakh, or Kargil. I have been fortunate to have worked there for a long time. They are very good people. I have faith that with our efforts, we will be able to bring back happiness in their lives,” he said.

Modi expressed his faith in the leadership of the police force and said that the people of Kashmir have a special strength in working with textiles, and asked officers to become involved in activities like these; the report quoted him as saying.

He further praised the humane face of the police that has emerged during the coronavirus pandemic, according to the report.

“The police force has been the first to get affected by Covid-19, particularly in Indore (Madhya Pradesh)…. During the pandemic, (people have seen) police personnel sing songs, try to educate people through these songs, give water and food to people on the footpath, risk their own lives to take a patient (to hospital),” he added.

Read the full report in The Indian Express