Focus is to stop cycle of violence in Kashmir: GoC DP Pandey

Srinagar: Stating that the efforts have always been to curb and stop the cycle of violence in the valley, Army’s Chinar Corps commander Tuesday said that the attempts are already on to ensure the society is educated while security forces are swiftly eliminating the militants in Kashmir.

Army’s Srinagar-based Chinar Corps commander Lt. General Devendra Pratap Pandey made these remarks Tuesday on the sidelines of an MoU signing event with Indrani Balan Foundation for financial sustainability of AGS’s in Kashmir.

He said that his focus has been to curb the cycle of violence in Kashmir valley.

Talking to reporters on the sidelines of the event, Pandey as per the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) said that a series of efforts including making of short movies to educate people of Kashmir are on to ensure that youth don’t pick up arms and rather prefer to become professional, do good for the society and county apart from being a good citizen.

“We are releasing short movies to educate the Kashmiri society and aware them of what is going wrong in grooming their children,” the GoC said.

Pandey said that, “my focus has been basically to ensure that the cycle of violence is curbed.”

“But at the same time we are eliminating militants or giving them chance to surrender,” he said.

The Corps commander said that the more important pillar was to educate the society of the scourge of militancy in which our young men don’t pick up weapons and join the militancy ranks thereafter being killed and not being called good citizens of the society.

Talking about the released short movie, the GoC said that it has been highlighted that no son wants his son to get killed and become a militant. “Every mother wants her children to grow up and be a good professional. A good citizen of the country. Do good for society,” the Corps commander said.

About the singing of the MoU, the GoC said that the investment will enable us to run our Army Goodwill schools in the Kashmir valley much better in terms of faculty and teaching—(KNO)


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