Situation in Kashmir transforming fast: Army

Situation in Kashmir transforming fast: Army

He said recent assembly elections showed that there has been a big change in Kashmir as people participated in polls without any fear.

GOC Chinar Corps Lt Gen Subrata Saha Saturday said army is trying its best to maintain peace in Kashmir. He said there has been a total transformation of the situation in Kashmir. 

While talking to media persons in Shopian on the sidelines of a function, GOC said; “Army’s priority is to keep the situation in Kashmir peaceful and normal. We are trying our best to maintain peace. We want that the people should keep their day to day life peaceful and fearless”.

He said recent assembly elections showed that there has been a big change in Kashmir as people participated in polls without any fear.

“Last year 146 militants were killed by forces and this year in January 12 militants were killed,” Lt Gen Saha said.

Responding to a query regarding reported recovery of brown sugar in Salamabad, GOC said; “Last year some illegal items were recovered and today brown sugar has been recovered from a box. We are seriously investigating the matter and after reaching to some conclusion action will be taken”.

The Chinar Corps had organized a ‘MILAN’ event from 5 Feb to 7 Feb at Shaheed Imtiyaz Thokar Stadium, Shopian.

Earlier speaking at the function, Lt Gen Saha appreciated the efforts by the Army and civil administration of Shopian and Pulwama to educate youth about job prospects in Army and government agencies.  

He also commended the school children who had come in large numbers to participate in the drawing competition organized by 44 RR on the occasion. GOC said Milan was an initiative to give them a platform to enable the budding talents to aspire and achieve. 

The GOC announced financial support of Rs 25000 each to Bal Ashram Pinjoora, DIET Shopian and Bal Ashram Pulwama. He also provided Rs 50000 for maintenance and upkeep of the stadium. 

Lt Gen Saha also appreciated the medical camp organized by Army in which around 2000 patients were checked and provided free medicine.