Baramulla: The army will have to kill militants and will do so but there is no intent to harm civilians, a top commander said on Wednesday and sought cooperation of the people in restoring peace in Kashmir where the situation is “grim”.
Lt General J S Sandhu, Commander of Srinagar-based Corps which looks after security of the Kashmir valley, expressed concern over the number of videos of militants being circulated on the social media and the rise in militancy- related incidents in the valley.
He said the situation in Kashmir was “grim” but the valley has to be taken out of such a situation towards peace and prosperity.
“It is a matter of concern, but I want to assure you that for the last few months, we have been taking action against the militants to a great deal and we will continue doing so…We will continue action against the militants here,” he said while talking to reporters at the end of a two-day youth festival ‘Jashn-e-Baramulla’.
“We have to kill militants and we will kill militants only. We should not need to kill anyone else. Basically, our intent is that,” Lt Gen Sandhu said.