Locals under pressure from militants to help them flee: CRPF

His remarks came a day after Army chief General Bipin Rawat warned those attacking security forces during anti- militancy operations in Kashmir of "tough action".

PTI
Srinagar, Publish Date: Feb 16 2017 11:59PM | Updated Date: Feb 16 2017 11:59PM
Locals under pressure from militants to help them flee: CRPFFile Photo

CRPF today said locals were under pressure from militants to help them flee in certain areas in Kashmir which was harming the anti-terror operations.

CRPF Inspector General (Operations) Zulfiquar Hasan asserted that the “forces have been acting with restraint in crowded areas to check any collateral damage and the residents should not succumb to the threats of the militants.”

His remarks came a day after Army chief General Bipin Rawat warned those attacking security forces during anti- militancy operations in Kashmir of "tough action".

"The casualties (of the security forces in recent operations) have taken place in crowded areas and the forces operate with restraint so that there is no collateral damage. But the crowds break the cordon and help the militants to flee.

"This is happening in certain areas of Kashmir, and villagers and local residents do this under pressure from militants," Hasan told PTI.

The IG said the security forces, in encounters, also face incidents of stone pelting and all this "harms the operations".

"I would say locals should not get under pressure from militants. We are exercising a lot of restraint so that there is no casualty on the side of the crowds and that adds to our problem. We are constantly trying to evolve how could we do the operations better so that there is no harm to the people present around," he said. PTI

 

Latest News

  1. Video: Brave Sikh cop saves Muslim youth from angry mob outside temple in Uttarakhand
  2. Video: Brave Sikh cop saves Muslim youth from angry mob outside temple in Uttarakhand
  1. Police asked to investigate Hajin killing on fast-track basis: Naeem Akhtar
  2. Police asked to investigate Hajin killing on fast-track basis: Naeem Akhtar
  1. Srinagar family seeks help to trace missing elderly woman
  2. Srinagar family seeks help to trace missing elderly woman
  1. Pakistan warns of dangerous situation over water issues with India
  2. Pakistan warns of dangerous situation over water issues with India
  1. Khajuraho hottest place in India at 47.5 degrees
  2. Khajuraho hottest place in India at 47.5 degrees
  1. SSB announces change in test venues for teacher posts
  2. SSB announces change in test venues for teacher posts
  1. Want international support to press for Rohingyas' return: Hasina
  2. Want international support to press for Rohingyas' return: Hasina
  1. Major Gogoi to face Court of Inquiry
  2. Major Gogoi to face Court of Inquiry
  1. Muslim labourer thrashed for failing to name PM Modi, West Bengal Chief Minister
  2. Muslim labourer thrashed for failing to name PM Modi, West Bengal Chief Minister
  1. Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy wins floor test
  2. Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy wins floor test
  1. Hasina hopes India, Bangladesh will resolve disputes amicably
  2. Hasina hopes India, Bangladesh will resolve disputes amicably
  1. Mirwaiz blames deployment of forces for tension, agitation outside Jamia Masjid
  2. Mirwaiz blames deployment of forces for tension, agitation outside Jamia Masjid
  1. Car bomb kills six in Libya's Benghazi
  2. Car bomb kills six in Libya's Benghazi
  1. Army chief hints at extending Ramadhan ceasefire in Kashmir
  2. Army chief hints at extending Ramadhan ceasefire in Kashmir
  1. Dozens injured in Downtown Srinagar clashes
  2. Dozens injured in Downtown Srinagar clashes
  1. South Kashmir: Army's sniffer dog killed in Kulgam grenade blast
  2. South Kashmir: Army's sniffer dog killed in Kulgam grenade blast
  1. Exemplary punishment for Major Leetul Gogoi if found guilty: Army chief
  2. Exemplary punishment for Major Leetul Gogoi if found guilty: Army chief
  1. Police foil rifle-snatching bid by militants in south Kashmir; area cordoned off
  2. Police foil rifle-snatching bid by militants in south Kashmir; area cordoned off
  1. 2 Palestinians wounded in Gaza border clashes die
  2. 2 Palestinians wounded in Gaza border clashes die
  1. Omar Abdullah releases Rs 1.30 lakh rupees to help Kawoosa girl’s father build house
  2. Omar Abdullah releases Rs 1.30 lakh rupees to help Kawoosa girl’s father build house
  1. Special NIA court convicts five IM militants in Bodh Gaya serial blasts case
  2. Special NIA court convicts five IM militants in Bodh Gaya serial blasts case
  1. Gadkari advocates bringing fuel under GST
  2. Gadkari advocates bringing fuel under GST
  1. 15 injured in Canada Indian restaurant IED blast
  2. 15 injured in Canada Indian restaurant IED blast
  1. Train service suspended on Srinagar-Banihal route after protests
  2. Train service suspended on Srinagar-Banihal route after protests
  1. Four injured in Jammu grenade attack
  2. Four injured in Jammu grenade attack
  1. Five killed, eight injured in Jammu road accident
  2. Five killed, eight injured in Jammu road accident
  1. Missing Hajin youth joins militant ranks, gun-wielding picture surfaces on social media
  2. Missing Hajin youth joins militant ranks, gun-wielding picture surfaces on social media
  1. Man found dead with his throat slit in Hajin in north Kashmir
  2. Man found dead with his throat slit in Hajin in north Kashmir