The dangerous tendency of youth countering security forces near encounter sites is getting separatist leaderships endorsement. This strategy, if it indeed is, has the potential to consume our young generation like sacrificial lambs. Separatist spectrum has failed to go far a strategic overhaul, that they badly need.
Every political force is busy working as per their inflated egos. No one is concerned about strategic review or the evolution of narratives.
To counter security forces near encounter sites is devoid of logic & reason. Hundreds of unarmed youth invite wrath of armed forces. You are yourself inviting death & destruction. You are yourself creating an army of orphans and widows. You are yourself sowing the seeds of misery & pain.Stone pelting near encounter sites gives license to security forces to hit back.The leadership needs to evolve a consensus to channelise young anger in right direction for the larger interest of the nation. This suicidal tendency has to stop. It is the bounden responsibility of separatist leadership to rise to the occasion and guide angry and restless young generation. Their silence is mainstreaming this suicidal tendency.Their intervention is of utmost importance at this critical juncture.They should come out of their cozy rooms. Intelligentsia should launch a vigorous campaign in order to neutralise this dangerous tendency. Otherwise we will loose our youth day in and day out.
Syed Mohsin Attiq
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