SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir lieutenant-governor Manoj Sinha said on Thursday that those involved in the killing of civilians and members of the minority community in the UT “will have to pay a heavy price for their inhuman acts”, and that the security forces and administration will not rest till militancy is eradicated from J&K. Sinha, speaking at the Police Commemoration Day function at the armed police complex in Zewan, Srinagar, commended the police and other security forces for their work in keeping the peace. “The administration, along with the police and other security forces, won’t allow anyone to damage the age-old communal fabric of J&K,” Sinha said. He appealed to civil society and prominent citizens of J&K to raise their voices against the killing of civilians in Kashmir as condemning the heinous and inhuman civilian killings in one voice would help the administration, police and other forces speed up operations against terrorists. The L-G said that those trying to disrupt peace in J&K to disrupt development “should know that India and J&K are capable of giving them a befitting reply”. “The J&K police has been at the forefront of fighting militancy and its men have protected the integrity of the country with their blood,” he said, paying homage to “all police personnel killed in militant attacks, fighting militancy or in the line of duty or action”. DGP Dilbagh Singh said on the occasion that terrorists, acting on the advice of their mentors across the LoC, resorted to disruption of the peace by killing civilians and minority community members. “These selected killings were aimed at triggering communal fissures in Kashmir. Police and other forces acted swiftly to foil the designs of terrorists and their mentors,” Dilbagh Singh said.