Under Modi govt, Army doesn’t have to look towards Delhi, has complete freedom: Rajyavardhan Rathore

Home Minister Rajnath Singh had said last week that the government is working towards finding a permanent solution to the Kashmir issue and vowed to uproot Pakistan-sponsored terrorism in the state.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:June 6, 2017 8:10 pm
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Declining any situation of a law and order problem in Jammu and Kashmir and reaffirming independence of the army, Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on Tuesday said that the army doesn’t have to look towards Delhi and has the freedom to take decisions on its own.

“Cameras only show stone pelting and people only see what cameras show. Situation in Kashmir is totally under control,” Rathore told the Indian Express. He added that in the ten years leading up to 2014, Kashmir, known for Sufism, has moved towards Wahhabism.

Rathore’s comments come in the backdrop of a spate of militant attacks and frequent clashes between protesters and security forces in the Kashmir Valley. The Army tasted major success last month when it killed Sabzar Bhat, a top Hizbul Mujahideen commander and close associate of Burhan Wani. Bhat’s killing in an encounter in Tral however led to stone-pelting in several areas in south Kashmir.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh had said last week that the government is working towards finding a permanent solution to the Kashmir issue and vowed to uproot Pakistan-sponsored terrorism in the state.

“The solution to the Kashmir problem cannot be found by just snapping our fingers. Kashmir is an old issue, it has been going on since 1947,” he said.

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    Dalbir
    Jun 7, 2017 at 5:15 am
    Is this Minister for real. How can the Indian army act independent of the Indian cons ution. The army is under civilian law, rule of the cons ution that was written by Babasaheb Ambedkar. This is an upper caste conspiracy . A takur as Army chief and a takur as UP CM. All trying to destroy Indian democracy. This is a feudal casteAnd Now a takur Minister tel us that the army is free to do what it wants ? This is a coup.
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      ram
      Jun 7, 2017 at 5:14 am
      Col.Rajyavardhan Ji before shooting from your mouth you should read a book called CONS UTION OF INDIA.It will tell you who has got what power. But how can you know anything about CONS UTION OF INDIA. .You owe your allegiance to Modi Ji and not to Cons ution of India. You are only a parrot who repeats what his master says
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        Raj
        Jun 7, 2017 at 2:01 am
        Hmmmm.U r posting only selective comments .
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          Ash
          Jun 7, 2017 at 1:54 am
          Since it is an old issue BJP will need perhaps 10 years to solve it,considering the situation has only worsened in the 3 years that it has been in power.How can anyone say that situation has not worsened when you now find Muslim girls throwing stones at the Army.This is a new low and shows the deep anger that kasmiri people feel.You don't need to be a doctorate to appreciate this.BJP on its part should admit that there is a problem,because only then can you find a solution.It is no use pretending situation is under control.
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            Ajaypal Sidhu
            Jun 6, 2017 at 11:30 pm
            What a dumb person this guy is!. Countries where the army does not look towards the central govt, they end where stan is today. Do you want to go down that road, chaddi ?
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              ram
              Jun 7, 2017 at 5:20 am
              Rajyavardhan is only a sample of what talent the present government has.More than half of in govt{including the EM {Event Manager}does not know any thing except JUMLE
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              RS
              Jun 6, 2017 at 10:57 pm
              This is shear abdication of responsibility by the BJP government and Mr. Modi. Army should never be given a free hand unless it is operating in a WAR ZONE. Army must always consult and discuss and get approval from the civilian leadership of the country on its course of action against any foreign threat. BJP leadership seems to have ran away from its duty to run the goverment here and the only reason is that now it can absolve itself of the responsibilities to protect India's borers. This is a dangerous precedent and contrary to the tenets of the Democracy.
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                samir chaudhry
                Jun 6, 2017 at 10:38 pm
                He is same stupid blind bhakt as others, army has to come under centre govt and take mandate for any long term response, yes for on spot they are the boss but when it comes to get into a real conflict it has to seek govt nod. Also can any one tell how being not looking at delhi army brought any goods. The valley is in more precarious situation than ever, terrorist kil more army personnel, more cease fire violation than ever. stan rather getting worried is now retaliating more openly. These jokers 1st ruined economy by trillion rupee loss on note ban, than created mess in Kashmir and now in entire india creating fissure in society by brining cow and pea s and bulls. Also a new norm is any one questioning the feku and joker must be raided by same CBI whom they wanted to put under lokpal. Do any one question where that Anna is sleeping.
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                  Achudan.Nair
                  Jun 6, 2017 at 9:25 pm
                  Saudi Arabia should sever diplomatic relations with India if Modi doesn't condemn relating Wahhabism with terrorism!
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