Gen Rawat briefs Doval about Kashmir situation

Gen Rawat briefs Doval about Kashmir situation

NEW DELHI: Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Sunday apprised National Security Advisor Ajit Doval of the security situation in Kashmir, amidst growing outrage in the Valley over “human shield” video.
Rawat’s meeting with Doval comes a day after he had separate deliberations with Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and Governor N N Vohra over the law and order situation in Kashmir during his visit to the state.
Government sources said the Army chief called on Doval at his residence and briefed him about the overall state of security in the Kashmir Valley.
The video, showing a man tied to an army vehicle as a shield against stone throwers during polling in the Srinagar Lok Sabha by-election, has triggered a public outcry prompting civil and army authorities to launch separate investigations.
In her meeting with Gen Rawat, the Jammu and Kashmir chief minister had raised the issue of the video that has now gone viral on social media.
Gen Rawat has assured the Mehbooba  of timely action against the personnel who were responsible for the act of tying the man to the vehicle at Budgam.
According to the sources, the army officials told a probe team that they had received a call from the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and the local police guarding a polling station to save them from a mob that was out to lynch them.
The army convoy rushed in from Kandipura and tied 36- year-old Farooq Dar to a jeep, they said. This incident, which took place on April 9, was shot by unidentified persons on their mobiles and the video showing Dar being used as a shield against stone-pelting protesters was circulated on social media.
The video surfaced days after another clip, showing a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel walking down a street being beaten up by some youths, triggered nationwide outrage.

One Response to "Gen Rawat briefs Doval about Kashmir situation"

  1. Rabindra Nath Roy   April 17, 2017 at 12:11 pm

    The present Chief of Army Staff since his taking over has been in the controversies. He made statement that amounted to giving orders to the Army that shoot anyone who seems to be coming in between. It is unbelievable that the civilian without any arms have the capacity to get the terrorists out while the Army shoots innocent citizen. It is all for the AFSPA that makes army and security forces going berserk without any accountability to the power that be or the constitution of India, at the slightest or no provocation, at will. We have been hearing ultra leftists operating in various parts of Bengal, Odisha, MP and so on using innocent civilians as shield to save themselves while they indulge in terrorism. But for the Army and the security forces to emulate the same makes it shameless and most notorious inhuman acts. But for all the things that is making situation in Kashmir all the while worse a Chief of Army Staff is reporting to the present National security Advisor to PM who has been an IPS and been working with intelligence departments all his career. This is demoralizing and an act of bringing disrespect to the post of Army Chief. This is a dangerous trend which tends to indicate that the Uniform is being soiled at the instance of civilians who are in no way held responsible for the situation. It must have to be PM and none else.


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