Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said on February 16 that security forces in Jammu and Kashmir were facing higher casualties due to the manner in which the local population was preventing them from conducting the operations and at times even supporting the terrorists to escape. We would now request the local population that people who have picked up arms, and they are the local boys, if they want to continue with the acts of terrorism, displaying flags of ISIS and Pakistan, then we will treat them as anti-national elements and go helter-skelter for them.
Some political parties (national and from Kashmir) objected this statement of General Rawat and said that this aggressive, hot-headed statements of General Rawat would fuel the spurt in local militancy in Kashmir and make the challenge of engaging with the youth insurmountable. Kashmiri Separatists also objected to this statement of General Rawat and said that – this an apparent threat to carry out spree of civilian killings,
Of-course presently Indian media especially electronic is also discharging its duty on TV debates by raising the decibel level about patriotism and nationalism and brow-beating anyone who questions Indian policy on Kashmir by even labeling them anti-national.
People do not understand that this unfortunate situation in Kashmir will not go away unless chronic and gory Kashmir problem is solved by unification of Kashmir.
Kashmir problem will be solved only when some genuinely secular political party emerges in India which will endeavors to retrieve of PaK (even militarily if necessary) as generally mentioned
The Resistance-trio Geelani-Mirwaiz-Malik will be considered anti-Kashmiris if they follow the same policies which they unsuccessfully followed before and during over 5 months of shutdown in 2016 in Kashmir which caused immense hardship to Kashmiris.
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