Bihar BJP MLA Wants Non-Locals In J&K To Be Armed

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Patna: BJP MLA Gyanendra Singh Gyanu on Tuesday said that the Centre should provide arms to non-local civilians in Jammu and Kashmir so that they can defend themselves from militants.

"The Centre should provide arms to the non-local residents so that they can defend themselves from militants and teach them a lesson. When terrorism was prevalent in Punjab, people were being given licences to own AK-47 rifles. The same can be done with people in Jammu and Kashmir. Government should unite these non-local civilians, settle them in a particular area, provide them individual security as well as government security besides employment," he said.

"These terrorists are cowards. They are making the poor and underprivileged their target. Will they dare fight the Border Security Force (BSF) or our Army like that? It is the Pakistani terrorists or those influenced or paid by Pakistan who are killing the people," he added. ..

Over the past few days, several civilians have been killed by militants in Jammu and Kashmir, sparking fear in the Valley.

In the most recent attack, suspected militants on Sunday shot dead two migrant workers and critically injured another in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district.

A day earlier, suspected militants shot in the head 30-year-old Arvind Kumar Sah, a street vendor from Banka in Bihar, in Eidgah area of the Old City. Barely an hour later, Saghir Ahmad, a carpenter hailing from Uttar Pradesh, was shot dead in Pulwama district.

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