In Kashmir, villagers help soldiers, Army thanks them

The villagers of Lasjan rushed to the help of the Army and rescued an injured soldier trapped inside the vehicle.

Written by Sofi Ahsan | Srinagar | Updated: October 10, 2016 11:28 am
kashmir, kashmir unrest, uri attack, baramulla firing, kashmiri youth, indian army, army in kashmir, youth help soldier, kashmiri youth help army, surgical strikes, indian express news, india news On Sunday, an Army vehicle skidded off the road and hit a tree. (Representational image)

Even with unrest in the Valley refusing to die down for months and locals taking on security forces regularly during protests, villagers of Lasjan Sunday came out to help the Army after their vehicle met with an accident on the outskirts of Srinagar city. They also helped to evacuate an injured soldier.

Later, the Army’s Northern Command thanked the people of Lasjan for the humanitarian act. “Army thanks the local youth for rescue of soldiers stuck in an accident vehicle near Pantha Chowk Srinagar,” Army’s Northern Command tweeted Sunday.

On Sunday, an Army vehicle skidded off the road and hit a tree. The villagers of Lasjan rushed to the help of the Army and rescued an injured soldier trapped inside the vehicle. An Army spokesperson said there were no major injuries in the accident.

While the people called the rescue a humanitarian effort and “real Kashmiriyat”, the incident had its political overtones as well. The video shot during the rescue showed a youth telling the Army men: “Chalo ab Kashmiri ko goli maro (Come, fire at a Kashmiri now).” “They will still beat Kashmiris,” shouted another as the injured soldier was brought down from the truck.

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    Rajesh
    Oct 10, 2016 at 3:55 am
    Kashmiris are/were never terrorists. They are misguided by stani ISI and stani Army. Kashmiris need to understand this their future lies in India only and not in fanatic stan. Every Indian thanks Kashimiris for their humanitarian act.
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      Muhammad Jahangir
      Oct 10, 2016 at 8:53 am
      You army don't deserve to be helped by these Kashimris. Still they are doing because they have big hearts. But sadly your army have killed 95, wounded thousands by pellet guns and starving the remaining to death by 90 days curfew and continuing. Stop fooling the world and start taking stand for the rights of Kashmiris as stan did. Their future lies in a separate nation not with the extremest hindus.
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      jad
      Oct 10, 2016 at 3:45 am
      this is eye opener for those who say kashmeri are terrorists this is real kashmeriet.
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        Kuldeep Kumar
        Oct 10, 2016 at 2:19 pm
        One act of humanity can't hide the fact that they are antinationals and we are emotional fools
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        Suhail Bhat
        Oct 10, 2016 at 11:10 am
        and you indian are misguided by your media and politicians on kashmir
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