Kashmiri youth resorts to violence due to rumours in colonies, mosques: Army chief


Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Monday issued a stern warning for those who are “misleading” the youth of Jammu and Kashmir. Speaking to mediapersons, the Army chief said that at some places, “Maulvis might be giving false information to youth at mosque and madrassas”.

General Rawat said that rumours were being spread from some mosques ot colonies and as a result of it, thousands of people were coming on streets to protest against armed forces and state administration.

Urging the people of Jammu and Kashmir to not take up arms, the Army chief further said, “We have to tell the youth not to join militancy band, convince them that they will not live long and convince the family the same and then if they don’t listen they have to face the consequence. Kashmiri people are our people and we cannot allow violence.”

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