J&K Police to Crackdown on Provocative Speeches At Terrorist’s Funeral

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The J&K police is ordered to act against the ones who put up intimating and provocative speeches among large masses of people especially at a militant’s funeral. Such people encourage and motivate youth by brain washing them to join such terrorist groups.

“We have devised a strategy to deal with these gatherings,” said state police chief SP Vaid.

The police will make efforts to identify and take strict actions against the people who try to glorify militants before large group of people, ultimately making him a hero or a brave before the people. People making such provocative speeches at such gathering will be dealt with strict actions, said a security forces official as SP Vaid had denied to discuss the order grant in detail with the media.

The forces will ensure that these gathering do not become large and uncontrollable.
“We have been trying to cut access to the area so that the gathering should not become very large. But our success in this endeavour depends on the topography of the area. Sometimes it is difficult to deploy access control measures,” said a J&K police official who chose not to reveal his identity.

Such gatherings scale big and get amplified in most of the cases, so they have to be dealt with a firm hand, the Whatsapp videos of such gathering become viral and give out a wrong message against out police forces in J&K, added the same person.

MY Tarigami, a Communist Party of India (Marxist) member of the J&K assembly said “Young lives are getting lost. Extremists elements cannot be allowed to exploit the situation,”

“It is a crucial issue which needs to be dealt with urgently if South Kashmir is to be brought back to normalcy. Applying a break on such funerals and gatherings was one reason for announcing a halt on operations during the month of Ramzan,” said a Delhi-based government official to Hindustan Times.

That doesn’t seem to have worked, and so, with the state now under governor’s rule, the security forces are trying a different approach.