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Kashmir situation does not warrant release of arrested boys


situation does not warrant release of arrested boys

, November 29 (KIP):- Is the current atmosphere conducive for the release of several thousand youth, held on account of clashes with security forces, as demanded by former Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah? The current situation is so fluid that in case these arrested boys were released the situation may assume alarming dimensions. Omar Abdullah refers to Mehbooba Mufti's meeting with Prime Minister where she demanded confidence building measures and Omar says that confidence among the youth could be restored once they were out of jail. Omar Abdullah seems to be ignorant of the level of infiltration from across the LOC despite the Indian troops having remained on a high alert. Pakistani troops have been resorting to ceasefire violations, changing sectors frequently, to push groups of militants under the cover of fire. It is being done to provide man power to the militants operating in the valley. With the release of about 1,000 boys there is a possibility that they may join hands with militants and kick up violence on a big scale. Already the separatists have become active by repeating their calls for hartals and protest rallies. And once all the arrested boys were set free the level of violence could escalate. Now that the state Government and the security forces are working round the clock to restore peace to Kashmir and release of arrested boys could complicate the security scenario.

And these arrested boys, after their release may also join the shutdown and take part in the protest rallies. Omar Abdullah is right when he said that the state Government does not require direction from the centre about the release of the arrested boys but since the state Government  believes that once the arrested boys were released they could  further derail peace.(KIP)

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