New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Wednesday (August 7) reviewed the law and order position in the state and was informed that the overall situation was satisfactory.

In a meeting at the Raj Bhavan, the Governor reviewed the law and order situation following the abrogation of the provisions of Article 370 and proposed bifurcation of the state into two Union territories, a Raj Bhavan spokesperson said.

He said emergency services in hospitals were functioning, while people were seen in markets buying daily provisions; electricity and water supply were also satisfactory. The spokesperson further said that there was sufficient availability of essential supplies in the Union territories.

The Governor was informed that the overall situation in the state was satisfactory, with no untoward incident being reported from anywhere, he said.

The Governor directed deputy commissioners of districts in the valley to depute their staff to visit different localities, take stock of requirements of people and address them swiftly. 

He reiterated his concern for ensuring the safety of the general public and advised his administration to give due consideration to the genuine needs of the people. 

The Governor also said that if tourists and other people in Kashmir are distressed, they should contact the nearest police station or go to the magistrate of the area. 

He issued directions to extend every possible help to tourists and people in case of need, the spokesperson said. 

Advisors to Governor K Vijay Kumar, K Skandan, Farooq Khan and chief secretary BVR Subrahmanyam, participated in the meeting, he said.

Advisor KK Sharma has been deputed by the Governor to take stock of the situation in Jammu region, he said.