Kashmir youth instigated via social media: General Bipin Rawat

The Army Chief had recently said that the process of recruiting women in combat roles had begun, and that the matter was being taken up with the government.

Written by Kavita Upadhyay | Dehradun | Updated: June 11, 2017 8:41 am
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Misleading social media campaigns were being used to instigate the youth of Kashmir, and disrupt peace in the Valley, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said here on Saturday. “A misinformation, or disinformation campaign is being run in Kashmir and the youth there is being instigated via social media into taking the wrong path,” Gen Rawat said at the Indian Military Academy Passing Out Parade.

The Army’s mission was to “restore” peace in Kashmir, and the youth there must “put down their arms” and help the Army attain its mission, he said, adding that the Army “is not deployed in Kashmir to perform killings”.

Gen Rawat also pitched for women in the force in the context of operations in Kashmir. This was because women protesters sometimes made things “difficult” for the Army, he said. “Many a times when we go for operations, we have to deal with the locals. Sometimes [during the operations] our jawans have to confront women, which makes them uncomfortable… To succeed in such operations we need women as jawans,” Gen Rawat said.

The Army Chief had recently said that the process of recruiting women in combat roles had begun, and that the matter was being taken up with the government.

“I want that women should first be recruited in the military police… The next step will be taken after its success,” he said on Saturday.

Gen Rawat told the 423 Gentlemen Cadets (GCs) who became newly commissioned officers that they should be ready to “be leading from the front”. “Many of you will be heading active operations in Jammu and Kashmir and the Northeast”, which could be “sacrificial”, he said.

The largest number of GCs — 74 — were from Uttar Pradesh, followed by 49 from Haryana and 40 from Uttarakhand.

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    Amit Thackrey
    Jun 11, 2017 at 4:37 am
    How do we know if this general is not lying ?
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      bil
      Jun 11, 2017 at 3:02 am
      THIS IS AN IN A SILLY HAT TOO BUSY PUNISHING SAHAYAKS WHO MAKE PUBLIC AWARE THAT OFFICER FAMILIES USE THEM AS DOMESTIC SERVANTS . WHEN IT COMES TO PUNISHING STAN HE GETS SCAREDA . MIAO MIAO GENERAL.
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        Surendra Patel
        Jun 11, 2017 at 2:50 am
        If I am fighting treat what difference it make whether the terarist is fighting with guns, granade or stone.
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          RS
          Jun 11, 2017 at 2:17 am
          Any idea Gen Rawat where did these youth get the idea of spreading misinformation? Young kids (under 21) are quick to copy and imitate. They are looking at you and the Government in Delhi and they are imitating the liars and deceivers. As for recruiting women, it is a great idea but not for the reason you have put forth. If you want to correct the bad behavior of the rank and file in the field, recruitment of women will not help. If you want know who is responsible for the lack of discipline and who is encouraging violations of human rights of people of Kashmir, then I suggest you get a full length mirror and stand in front of it. You will see in a second who the real culprit is that is causing bad behavior in the streets of Kashmir. In case it is still not clear to you, permit me to elaborate, it is the Gen Dyer reincarnate in India AKA Gen Bipin Rawat.
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            mahesh
            Jun 11, 2017 at 1:47 am
            Got to counter the social media lies propounded by supporters. General is right in his comments.
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              Dalbir
              Jun 11, 2017 at 1:28 am
              This General is a twit. He belongs in the studio of Arnab Cow swami The Pubic rather than the army headquarters. His job profile has also changed now that Modi has hugged Nawaz again in Shanghai. What a fool. BJP again playing caste politics in elevating this fool of a general to the top. May be time for col Gogoi to tie hm to a jeep and give him a ride down raisina road.
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                RS
                Jun 11, 2017 at 2:19 am
                Touche!
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                Bijan Mohanty
                Jun 11, 2017 at 12:04 am
                In the interest of the country, the General should refrain from making political statements and should leave this job to govt. spoksperson.
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                  arc
                  Jun 10, 2017 at 11:44 pm
                  Why is this cowbelt general always giving statements hundred of mikes away from strife? Is he trying to outdo the last Asiatic hippo Amit Shah? Aand why does he always look like a brainless cowboy? WHat's with that silly hat? General sahib, baaten kam, kaam ziada. We know army guys are supposed to have just enough brains to understand and follow their officer. Rawat looks like he doesn't even have that much brain. Maybe that's why chatur and anpadh mania Modi chose him out of turn.
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                    arc
                    Jun 10, 2017 at 11:46 pm
                    bania. Modi
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                      RS
                      Jun 11, 2017 at 2:21 am
                      Correction. Chai Wala Bania.
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