Go after instigators of violence in Kashmir: Rajnath Singh to forces

Sep 12, 2016, 01:39
Go after instigators of violence in Kashmir: Rajnath Singh to forces

It was attended by the National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, IB Chief Dineshwar Sharma, BSF DG KK Sharma and Home Secretary Anil Goswami, said reports. Normal life remained crippled due to curfew and the shutdown call by separatists groups against the killing of civilians in security forces' action over the past two months. "He made a decision to take stock of the situation, hence the meeting", a Home Ministry official told IANS.

The sources said the army would launch a major offensive against militants believed to have crossed over from Pakistan and are fanning trouble in the aftermath of the July 8 killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani.

Expecting a surge in violence in the coming weeks in restive Kashmir Valley, the Army is reviewing its deployment pattern and will make changes in the counter-insurgency grid to deny militants take advantage of the ongoing turmoil. The Valley remained shut for the 65th day on Sunday with authorities deploying security personnel in Srinagar and other places to maintain law and order.

"The success story of Nabeel shows that youths in Jammu and Kashmir have lot of potentials and his success will inspire many young boys and girls in the state", he said.

However, pellet firings have caused at least six deaths including one on Saturday when security forces fired at a protesting mob in a south Kashmir village.

According to a report by the Times of India, Army chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag arrived in the north Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir on 9 September to review the situation as there were high chances of another round of protests flaring up.

The clashes took place even as curfew was again imposed in many parts of unrest hit valley today.

Police also foiled a scheduled press conference of hardline separatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani at his Hyderpora residence.

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