Stone pelting by civilians is to create ‘unrest’ & ‘violence’ in Kashmir valley : DGP Swain

Srinagar: Jammu & Kashmir Director General of Police R R Swain on Saturday said that stone pelting by civilians was not always connected with the bad governance but to create ‘unrest’ and ‘violence’ in the Kashmir valley.

Talking to media during the Public durbar in Srinagarm Swain said “stone pelting was associated with creating unrest and violence in the Kashmir valley”.

He said stone pelting in the valley was not always connected with water, electricity, roads, bad governance and poor services.

The DGP said “as compared to the past, there is much more order in J&K today. People are walking freely on the streets, schools and colleges are working, trade and commerce is going on peacefully”.

He said these are important aspects of security management.

“We have are fighting against the baggage of terrorism and secessionism which existed here for the last 30 years. To silence the last gun, it would take some time,” Swain said.

In reply to a question, the DGP said “the security forces who were injured or died in the stone pelting by the civilians needs to be counted and mathematically our number for containing it is 99.

“If you will ask me about the security situation, the order on the road is also a security measurement; he said and added “the Jammu and Kashmir High Court has described stone pelting as an “act of terrorism”.

UNI

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