The union government has agreed with the army chief’s statement that ‘the dirty war in Jammu and Kashmir calls for innovation’. The army chief issued the statement in order to lent support to Major Leetul Gogoi, who has been in the eye of a storm for tying a civilian to a jeep in Budgam.
On Monday Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu took to Twitter to express the govt’s backing on the issue.
“Totally agree with #IndianArmy chief’s statement that the dirty war in Jammu and Kashmir calls for innovation,” Naidu tweeted while quoting a news daily article.
Army chief Rawat on Sunday supported Major Gogoi, and said such “innovative ways are required to counter the dirty war” underway in Kashmir.
Indicating his firm approach to counter the insurgency, Gen Rawat said Army would take steps, which would break the clutches of militancy in south Kashmir.
Rawat added that the situation prevalent in Kashmir makes it mandatory for the Army to resort to tough measures.
Major Gogoi was in the spotlight after a video shot during the April 9 Srinagar Lok Sabha by-polls, posted on the social media, showed a man tied on the bonnet of an Army jeep in Budgam.