Nowhatta mob lynching: MoS Hansraj Ahir alludes to ploy by separatists along with Pakistan to alienate local police

Nowhatta mob lynching: “We have asked central forces to show restrain since they (protestors) are our own people but for how long forces can show restrain. This should not be seen as our weakness,” Hansraj Ahir said describing lynching of Pandith as “barbaric.”

Written by Rahul Tripathi | New Delhi | Updated: June 24, 2017 8:46 am
Nowhatta mob lynching, Kashmir, Mohd Ayub Pandith,srinagar lynching, Hansraj Ahir, Nowhatta mob lynching: Hansraj Ahir also backed J-K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti who earlier during the day issued a stern warning saying “there could be a backlash if the force loses patience.” (File photo)

A day after a deputy SP of Kashmir police, Mohd Ayub Pandith was lynched to death in the valley, Minister of State (Home) Hansraj G Ahir said there appears to be a ploy by “separatist” in tandem with “Pakistan to alienate the local police” by carrying out repeated attacks.

Earlier, a station house officer (SHO) Feroz Ahmad Dar along with five policemen of Jammu and Kashmir police were killed in an ambush by the militants in south Kashmir.

Ahir also backed Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti who earlier during the day issued a stern warning saying “there could be a backlash if the force loses patience.”

“We have asked central forces to show restrain since they (protestors) are our own people but for how long forces can show restrain. This should not be seen as our weakness,” Ahir said describing lynching of Pandith as “barbaric.”

Ahir who is the junior minister incharge of Jammu and Kashmir affairs at the union home ministry told The Indian Express, “We are planning to hold dialogue with the stakeholders and I will be visiting J&K soon to review security arrangements including that of upcoming Amarnath Yatra.”

Ahir was slated to meet the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday night to discuss the deteriorating law and order situation in the valley, officials added.

On being asked regarding the absence of any central political leader in the valley to initiate dialogue, Ahir said “law and order is a state subject and the J&K chief minister is doing her work. We do not want to upset her planning by going there again and again. However, the Centre is in touch with the State administration and is also examining the ways to hold dialogue.”

Blaming Pakistan for the current cycle of unrest, Ahir said, “Pakistan tries to stoke trouble in the valley from time to time. While the neighbouring country is imparting education to its youths, it does not want Kashmiris to study…Centre has allocated Rs 80,000 crores package under PM development package and we are committed to deliver the same.”

When asked what is being done to quell the anger among the locals in the valley, Ahir said, “It is not correct that there is widespread anger. So many Kashmiris are coming forward to participate in recruitment of central forces, army, many of them have done so well in exams. Only a handful of people are doing this (violence) at the behest of separatists.”

On the sharp rise in infiltration in the valley, Ahir said, “We have to save ourselves and give replies. Our forces in the past have given befitting response.”

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    Vikrant
    Jun 24, 2017 at 4:01 pm
    Kashmir shows what happens in areas of Muslim majority and when commies try to control the discourse in media. F these jihadis wether they are stone throwers the likes of Geelanis, Maliks, Arunadhitis Barkhas and Omars. Clean up the area and let Hindus forced out come back under military protection. Use Pellet guns more on stone throwers and if needed use live bullets. Situation will be back to normal then
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      ck
      Jun 24, 2017 at 3:16 pm
      Unfortunate police men killings are increasing because of ill effects of feeling of modi,s w/s Rss are giving the fuel of communal greeting in the valley. Most of the communal happenings are propagated when heard here, and therefore more freedom struggles strength developed. This is giving them the wining chance of their movements. Police is try to control the strength, therefore fighting tussle starts and killing happens in the mobs. The valley is disturbing from more than last one year and loosing the life of security peoples are increasing, Need extra ordinary solution of talk to resolve the issue.
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        zeed
        Jun 24, 2017 at 1:26 pm
        This Ahir obviously knows everything from the start. So how come he failed to prevent what happened. Simple answer is incompetence and sycophancy. Blame somebody else and move on. Eat, burp and keep passing gas. WHile the killing is condemnable it is absolutely tragic of a mufti bai to threaten her own people. ER father thought he will make a smart move, it ended with bai getting repeatedly buff tucked repeatedly buff tucked buff tucked tucked along with dad whose funeral boycotted by all
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          Jyoti Sarup
          Jun 24, 2017 at 12:58 pm
          I am of a firm opinion that Police or Army should not restrain them selves come with full force, against the stone throwing people others. Let a few die .. then only .. will they understand the value of Life. JS
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            zeed
            Jun 24, 2017 at 1:27 pm
            They should be let loose in your locality. Your firm belief may loosen up a bit. Simple minded rascal
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              Chandu Shah
              Jun 24, 2017 at 1:59 pm
              I totally agree with you. Learn something from Isaelis. They know how to deal with stone throwers. Don't let a few die. Stone throwers should get a message that throwing stones is committing suicide.
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              RS
              Jun 24, 2017 at 12:49 pm
              Mehbooba Mufti's comment that the force could turn on Kashmiris is as disgraceful as it can be. She can and she should appeal for calm, she can and she should appeal for non violence but for her to suggest that police will resort to unlawful conduct shows that she has lost her moral compass since coming to power. Her disgraceful and twisted thoughtless rhetoric is condemnable. Is she trying to placate her coalition partners by throwing her own people under the bus? As for her assertion that police has been patient is complete hogwash. Going back decades J K police has engaged in torture and extra judicial killings of Muslims. They regularly pick up people and torture them. Ms. Mufti needs a reality check regarding the workings of her police force. While this killing must be condemned and we do. But for her to extol the virtues of police is false and hypocritical.
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                zeed
                Jun 24, 2017 at 1:29 pm
                Voice of reason. It does exist. However you are preaching to people who prefer nanogps news.
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                Ashish Biswas
                Jun 24, 2017 at 12:09 pm
                Very true .It is the JK police which must tackle these hardliners.Don,t leave it to the politician.
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                  Varinder Singh Jaswal
                  Jun 24, 2017 at 10:31 am
                  Dirty politics causing innocent lives.
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                    l s
                    Jun 24, 2017 at 9:05 am
                    Ministers should let the forces act in a manner they are trained to. They should not interfere in these security matters. Politicians, just don't let our brave forces loose their lives for your foolishness. You are dealing with anti-nationals and seperatists. They may be our own, but are at present seen as doing anti-national activities. Give them the dose they deserve. Do not tie the security people's hands.
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                      zeed
                      Jun 24, 2017 at 1:31 pm
                      You lump of . Have you been to these areas where 'security forces' operate which btw is half the country. There is complete chaos everywhere these 'security' guys go. Money medals and enjoyment. That's the only reason for this deployment. I wish they get deployed in your locality. Trust me you will sing a different tune altogether.
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