Army chief Bipin Rawat, NSA Ajit Doval discuss Kashmir situation

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

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: April 16, 2017 4:36 pm
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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 the controversial “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 purportedly as a shield against stone pelters 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 J&K CM 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.

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  1. Saroj Choudhury
    Apr 17, 2017 at 9:29 am
    Even for defending across LOC leaders like Abdullahs, Lones, and their ilk should be used as shields against pak sponsored terror. They can encash on their po rity among pak muslims
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    1. Saroj Choudhury
      Apr 17, 2017 at 9:14 am
      Maintaining law & order is duty of state police and local state govt. They should be taken to task for not controlling the stone pelters. Don't hold army responsible for failure of cosy PDP/ NC politicians and their inability to take decision. They should be as used as shields.
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      1. Saroj Choudhury
        Apr 17, 2017 at 9:39 am
        Without any bloodbath, if the situation could be controlled with minimal disruption though in a controversial way, it can be ignored instead of quoting rulebook oriented action which could have been more harmful to the alleged stone pelters.
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        rocky
        Apr 16, 2017 at 11:29 pm
        The Modi gov has to do something different in Kashmir valley than what it is doing right now. This downward slide in our country image with deteriorating law and order in the valley is not acceptable. The solutions like resettling Pandits to abolishing article 370 may be tough, but time has come to take tough decisions.
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          Apr 16, 2017 at 7:29 pm
          All Kashmir youth joining militancy should consider whether their joining this course is due to unemployment or due to love for stan to become their slaves.
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            George Cruz
            Apr 16, 2017 at 7:14 pm
            If one watches the videos the Kashmir separatist misguided Muslim youth shouldn't be allowed to go near the the brave Indian Jawans or the CRPF personnel and so far the Indian Jawans or the CRPF have calm in spite of the provocation by these Islamic Muslim Jihadists. The Indian armed forces or the CRPF are well trained and disciplined people and there should be equal justice for these personnel who defend our nation from the rogue infiltrators from the Islamic Caliphate. The armed personnel should be given permit to shoot at sight any of the Islamic Jihadists who come within the 50 meters. The opposition parties like the communists, the NC, the congress, and the biased news media are trying to undermine and demonize the BJP/PDP coalition in the J&K. The truth is that the J&K is and has been an integral part of India and both PDP/NC are financing/supporting these Kashmir Muslims Jihadists at the peril of losing their po rity in the J&K.
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