1. Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association condemns former IAF chief PV Naik’s suggestion to use air power to combat militancy

Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association condemns former IAF chief PV Naik’s suggestion to use air power to combat militancy

The Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association today termed as "barbaric" and "full of venom" against Kashmiri people the statement of former IAF head Air Chief Marshal P V Naik that ruthless measures, including use of air power, were needed to combat militancy in the state.

By: | Srinagar | Published: June 10, 2017 7:58 PM
P V Naik, Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association, IAF chief, Bashir Sidiq, Indian Air Force, Indian Air Force veteran, Governor's Rule, IAF chief The former IAF chief had called for “ruthless measures” — including the use of air power and special zones where intruders can be killed without a warning — to combat militancy in Jammu and Kashmir.

The Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association today termed as “barbaric” and “full of venom” against Kashmiri people the statement of former IAF head Air Chief Marshal P V Naik that ruthless measures, including use of air power, were needed to combat militancy in the state. Condemning Indian Air Force veteran’s statement, the Bar association general secretary Bashir Sidiq said that the statement is “biased, inhuman, barbaric and also full of venom and vengeance against the people of Kashmir”. “Their only fault is that they are fighting for a legitimate right. They are only asking India and its leaders to respect their promises and pledges made before the international foras of holding a plebiscite in J-K under the auspices of United Nations, so that they can decide about their future,” he said in a statement.

The former IAF chief had called for “ruthless measures” — including the use of air power and special zones where intruders can be killed without a warning — to combat militancy in Jammu and Kashmir. In an interview, he suggested a slew of methods, which, he said, could be “better accomplished” under a few months of Governor’s Rule. Naik, who was the IAF chief from 2009 to 2011, had said there had to be a “more effective use” of air power, so far “underutilised” in the valley.

 

  1. Arun Kumar
    Jun 11, 2017 at 10:33 pm
    Just because someone who made a pledge some 60 years back does'nt mean that we have to follow it. Leaderships change, when one makes a promise, his successor may disagree and refuse to honor it if he feels that it is prejudicial to national interest. You cannot selectively cry victim for a useless promise made some decades ago.
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