Kashmir youth instigated via social media: General Bipin Rawat

“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,” General Rawat said

Written by Kavita Upadhyay | Dehradun | Updated: June 11, 2017 1:51 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 Arm’’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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    Kamal Pasha
    Jun 11, 2017 at 12:22 pm
    RAWat has to say something about Kashmir everyday to keep the tension alive in the country.
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    Mathura
    Jun 11, 2017 at 7:22 am
    “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,” General Rawat said Mr General It is happening through out India and the youth there is being instigated via social media into taking the wrong path. Some where in the name of cow some where in the name of religion, some where by talking in name of religious conversion, some where in the name of shamshan vs Kabristan, some where in the name of food habits , some where in the name of kabba vs Mansarovar, some where in the name of reservation vs non reservation, some where in the name of deshbhakt vs deshdrohi, some where in the name of my topi vs your topi etc etc. If you have guts then ask govenment to stop, using / promoting it, through self US based social media handles , Ban US based social media handles who contribute less than what say and take away more than what is good for country.
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