Kashmiri separatists slam Army chief’s statement

Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chairman Yasin Malik said, “To kill every Kashmiri shows the criminal mindset of Indian rulers and their forces.’’

Written by Mir Ehsan | Srinagar | Updated: May 30, 2017 6:21 am
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Separatists have criticised Army Chief Bipin Rawat’s remarks about protesting youths, calling it a ploy to incite them. Rawat had described the situation in Kashmir “as a dirty proxy war” and said he wished the youths would have weapons instead of stones. “Then I would have been happy. Then I could do what I want to do.” Separatist leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq wrote on a social networking site, “India’s Army chief wishing people of Kashmir had guns instead of stones so he could happily do so as he pleases with them actually incites our youth.’’

Mirwaiz said the “level of arrogance of power and contempt exhibited towards the people of Kashmir” through such insensitive statements no longer shocks them. He added that they have realised that they are “no longer considered human beings by the Indian state” and that Delhi was interested in a military solution to a political and human issue.

Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chairman Yasin Malik said, “To kill every Kashmiri shows the criminal mindset of Indian rulers and their forces.’’ Another separatist leader Shabir Shah said there was contradiction in the minds of the Indian leadership and Army. “It proves that the Indian Army deliberately gatecrashes educational institutes and provokes the students with an ill mentality.’’

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  1. Kapil Dev Suri
    May 30, 2017 at 1:39 pm
    when maharaja ranjit singh was in power pundits they complained that pathan tot from kashmir approached him at la . they complained that muslim pathan torture them . maharaja RANJIT singh sent a gernail HARI SINGH NALWA with force for their help in the way he was stopped by pathans . as nalwa was in his way in camp he was sleeping in the night his sleep was disturbed by the voice of THAK THAK . NALWA SENT HIS GuARD TO KNOW WHERE THE VOICE IS COMING . The guard told him that people are pressing their roofs as the same were built of soil, mitti it is their nature after rain the soil has to be pressed hard with bricks to level them suddenly Nalwa realized that he has to push press the pathans with force . he ordered military to kill whoever comes in the way . so modi too has realized that they should be beaten by force otherwise they will create problems to show them leniency they ume the weakness of the govt.if we have used force many valuable lives would have been saved?
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      Indian First
      May 30, 2017 at 12:39 pm
      Have these Seperatists forgotten that Kashmir belonged to Pundits? These guys raped, butchered and drove them away from their homeland? Military is doing its job, by the way if they are so much ed off why cannot they go to PAK or Syria? They want all allowances and status from Indian GOVT, the money which we contribute as tax and they also want freedom what rubbish is this? These rats should be done forever in an encounter.
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        nhk
        Jun 6, 2017 at 9:04 pm
        The earth belongs in usufruct to the living; that the dead have neither powers nor rights over it ... Thomas Jefferson
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        Kamal Pasha
        May 30, 2017 at 12:10 pm
        Rawat, you want many things, but first face the stones which have paralysed the w Kashmir.
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          Indian First
          May 30, 2017 at 12:40 pm
          He is and so is your Mulla Kullahs, facing the bullets.
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        2. Damodar Biswal
          May 30, 2017 at 12:09 pm
          Indian express should not have published this report.Mir Ehsan appears to be a bit biased against the army.Does he want the army to get killed by the militants?Kindly give up this mindset n try to be a nationalist.
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          1. SHASHANK Mittal
            May 30, 2017 at 12:03 pm
            Who are these separatists to comment and slam on Indian army chief statements. Gen Rawat is Indian Army chief and these separatists belong to stan, they have no right to comment.
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