Army Chief General Bipin Rawat in Kashmir to review security situation

"The Army chief has arrived here in Srinagar and will be interacting with DGP (S P Vaid) later in the day. Gen Rawat might also hold a meeting with DG CRPF," an Army official said. On Monday night, there was a militant attack on Amarnath pilgrims.

By: PTI | Srinagar | Published:July 11, 2017 4:34 pm
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Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Tuesday arrived at Srinagar to review the security situation in the wake of the militant attack on Amarnath pilgrims. The Army chief will be briefed by top Army officials in the Valley about the overall security situation in Kashmir, especially in the wake of the attack last night in Anantnag. “The Army chief has arrived here in Srinagar and will be interacting with the Director General of Police (S P Vaid) later in the day. Gen Rawat might also hold a meeting with DG CRPF,” an Army official said. Seven Amarnath pilgrims, five of them women, were killed in a militant attack in Anantnag on Monday night. The militants attacked an armoured car of the police at 8.20 pm on Tuesday. When the police fired back, the militants fled, firing indiscriminately, the official said.

A bus carrying yatris was on the highway when the incident occurred, the official said.

“In the firing by militants, seven people, five of them women, were killed, and another seven injured,” the official said. The bus had come from Sonamarg.

The pilgrims were on their way back after visiting the Amarnath shrine.

The police claimed the bus driver had violated rules for the pilgrimage, which state that no yatra vehicle should be on the highway after 7 pm.

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    Jul 11, 2017 at 5:24 pm
    Top people regularly saying reviewing situation and Mu Thod Ka Jawab Denge, along with visits to the valley.Just being repeated to hide their in-efficiency to tackle the situation. Are Indian armymen equal to local street police ?????? Where is the retaliation ?????? Even few months ago, the same happened to our brave jawans. What did India do. NOTHING. Fed-up of reading daily of our jawans and citizens being killed at the terrorists will and pleasure. This situation is more than a war, but our jawans hands are being tied tightly. Let the army handle this situation in a military way. It is time these leaders stay permanently in the valley if they want to handle the situation in this manner.
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