Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minsiter Mehbooba Mufti today admitted that excessive force was used on People during the past five months of unrest in Kashmir while passing directions to police to differentiate between militants ad their families.
Addressing a passing out parade of commandos at Commandos Training Center (CTC) Lethpora Pulwama, Mehbooba sought police cooperation for bringing peace in Kashmir.
"During the past five months excessive force was used and I don't deny that but normalcy has started prevailing and I hope police will cooperate and change its behavior while dealing with people. Its time now to differentiate between militants and their families," she said.
Mehbooba's remarks came a day after her government sanctioned ex-gratia relief for the brother of slain Hizb commander Burhan Wani. The announcement has already triggered a controversy.
Mehbooba said once the peace would prevail as a permanent feature, she would raise bar for revocation of "tough laws" like AFSPA and PSA.
"I want to use PSA against criminals and smugglers only not against elderly men and youth," she added.