Srinagar: Army Chief General Bipin Rawat, on Tuesday, said that it will be easier to monitor the activities in Jammu and Kashmir since it has now become a Union Territory. On Tuesday, Rawat met Maulvi, granthis and pundits from Rajouri and Reasi region and asserted that the situation in the Valley is 'fully under control'.

"In the Kashmir valley, everybody is working together, the Army does not work in isolation. The army is working along with the other central police forces that are there, the state police forces. Now if you see the BDC and Sarpanch elections have been held. So, we are working with everybody together," General Rawat told media here.

"Now what will happen is the monitoring of activities I am sure will be carried out in a better manner because they have come directly under the Centre becoming a Union Territory," he added.

"There is hardly any militancy in these areas. People are happy and doing their jobs. But then one thing they have is that yes there is scope and potential for increasing the employment in these areas for which we have told that we will provide you help. We will see how early recruitment rally can be organised in their area so that some of the youth from these areas can join the defence services or if the police forces can organise a rally along with us, we will see if they can even join the police forces," General Rawat said.

"Kashmir must also reap the benefits of what the rest of India is benefitting from. This can happen if everybody lives together in peace and harmony," he added.

On October 31, the state of Jammu and Kashmir was bifurcated into two Union Territories — Jammu and Kashmir, with legislative Assembly and Ladakh, without one.