Srinagar : The security forces neutralised four terrorists and captured one alive, near the Line of Control (LoC) in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir. The terrorists are from Pakistan and the one apprehended alive is from Lahore. Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju termed the operation a grand success, stating, ‘this has exposed the true face of Pakistan to the world’.
The capture of the terrorist brings in open the game – plan of Pakistan. This is irrefutable proof of their home-grown terrorists involvement in various terror activities in the state. The 5 terrorists were hiding in Sector Naugam of Kupwara district when the security forces launched the fierce operation on Tuesday. The terrorists are said to belong to ‘Lashkar-e-Taiba’.
The terror attacks were being planned to coincide with the start of the celebrations on the anniversary of India’s victory in the Kargil War. Rijiju made it clear that the security agencies are alert and well prepared to ensure a situation like the one leading to Kargil war, will not occur again.
After Burhan Wani was killed, Pakistan has been desperately trying all means to stoke unrest in Jammu & Kashmir. Openly siding with separatists Pakistan targeted Indian security forces blaming them of human rights violations and is raking up the issue in United Nations. Pakistan is demanding an international probe into what it terms ‘extra judicial killing’ of Burhan Wani.
The Indian security forces have been coming under criticism from many quarters for the use of pellet guns to quell the troubles, as many injuries to the protesters are caused by them. Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh has asked the security forces to use restraint and try avoiding the use of pellet guns. The Home Ministry has also set up a 9-member panel to explore alternate options to pellet guns.
‘Sorry, but pellet guns are here to stay’, the Director General of CRPF, K Durga Prasad has sent a stern message to the stone pelting rioters. He clarified that these pellet guns are the mildest weapons available to them, and will be used till such time an alternative is found. “The pellet guns had to be used, because the protesters had gone completely out of control”, he explained.
The chief of BSF, General Hooda, expressed regret over the injuries caused by the pellet guns. ‘But, we have been trained to set aside our emotions and simply perform our duties,’ Hooda clarified.
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