In an interview with the media, Lieutenant General Satish Dua on Thursday said that the army men have been given clear order to exercise restraint till the last moment.
In an interview with the media, Lieutenant General Satish Dua on Thursday said that the army men have been given clear order to exercise restraint till the last moment. Talking about the long unrest in Kashmir following the killing of Hizbul terrorist Burhan Wani, he said that the protests after July 8 had been spontaneous but off late, they have become engineered. He said that many army men have also been injured and received several stitches. The army doesn’t have non-lethal weapons to respond with, he informed the media.
He told the media that militants have been firing shots from behind the crowd. He urged the Kashmiri youth to take the Chief Minister’s word seriously and give peace a chance. Kashmir has been boiling since Burhan Wani’s killing. All internet and telephone services have been suspended for over 40 days now. The people have been living in a situation of complete back out. Stone pelting has become a common scene in the valley and the army has retaliated with pellet guns. As many as 70 people have been reported killed during the protests which have become more violent with every passing day. The pellet guns have disfigured many in the valley, including young children.
Earlier this month, the Parliament passed the Kashmir resolution and an all-party meeting had been called over and headed by the Prime Minister in Delhi. CPI (M) leader Sitaram Yechuri had asked the government to develop a system of trust between both parties. He had told the media that Kashmir cannot be treated as a Law and Order problem and needed a political solution. Meanwhile, Home Minister ARjnath Singh had spoken in the Parliament about Pakistan’s intervention in the internal matters of India. He had said that Pakistan need stop funding and glorifying terrorism. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his Independence Day address to the nation, talked about exposing Pakistan’s atrocities, should they not stop interfering in the matter of Kashmir.