Satisfied over readiness of troops along LoC: Jaitley

Satisfied over readiness of troops along LoC: Jaitley

Satisfied over readiness of troops along LoC: Jaitley

An FIR was registered by the Jammu and Kashmir police against the security forces.

The Defence Minister was also given a detailed brief about the overall security situation in the Valley, where militant activities and student unrest has witnessed surge during the past few months. "Instead of them being killed in encounters, if it is possible to bring them back, make them a part of the mainstream, give them bats, balls and good education, instead of guns".

Jaitley said it is clear that terrorism and militancy is aimed against the Indian state, its sovereignty and the people of Jammu and Kashmir. The forces are finding it hard to conduct anti-militancy operations as residents are coming out in hordes to engage the troops in clashes, giving the rebels a chance to escape. "They have to be dealt with as a serious surgical problem and have to be dealt with accordingly".

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On recurring protests in Kashmir, he said sentiments can be addressed when there is a peaceful atmosphere.

Jaitley lauded the valour, sacrifice and patriotic fervour of every soldier who was serving in these challenging situations for national integrity, which the entire country is proud of. These sentiments have to be addressed. You unleash a cycle which does not stop.

"The aspirations will have to be addressed. You cant have the energies of the state involved in just in combating violence at various places", he said. "The resources, which are meant for the economic development of the people, are today being used essentially for security and who is to be blamed for that era of violence", he said. "There is a section that will have to be dealt with security measures and there is a section that will have to dealt by citizen-friendly measures and that is what we are trying to do", he said. Mentioning that separatists are being funded from across the border, he had said, "It was known they (separatists) were being funded from across the border".

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He said that the government would want the average Kashmir citizen irrespective of his politics to be on the Indian side of the debate.

"The report has nearly brought out a confessional statement of the concerned players accepting it and I am sure that the concerned agencies of the government will take whatever action is needed in this matter", he said.

He at a meeting with senior Army commanders held at Srinagar's Badami Bagh cantonment on Wednesday, had asked the Army and other security forces to go all out against militants and terrorists and target them wherever they are in Jammu and Kashmir.

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Jaitley, who visited the line of control (LoC) earlier in the day to take stock of the security situation, also made a distinction between protesters on the streets and the militants involved in operations against security forces.

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