Heads begin to roll as army Chief discusses Kashmir unrest with Doval

Meeting comes a day after Gen Rawat met JK Governor Vohra to 'discuss security scenario'

April 17, 2017 TOP STORIES 403 Views
Heads begin to roll as army Chief discusses Kashmir unrest with Doval

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Sunday met National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval during which the duo discussed the recent tension in Kashmir Valley.
The meeting took place a day after the Chief of Army Staff met Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti in Srinagar.
Earlier on Saturday, General Rawat met Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra in Jammu, where he briefed him on the prevailing situation in Kashmir.
The meeting comes in the midst of a raging controversy following surfacing of a video showing a man being tied to an army jeep as a shield against stone-pelters during polling for the Srinagar Lok Sabha seat.
Sources said the Army Chief, during the 30-minute-long meeting, apprised Doval of the situation in the Kashmir valley besides briefing him about overall security scenario in the state.
The video triggered a public outcry in the valley, prompting the civil and army to separate investigations.
The army had already said it is investigating the video that was reportedly shot in Beerwah area of Budgam district where miscreants disrupted polling during Sunday’s by-poll to the Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency by pelting stones.
Interestingly the video surfaced within days after another video cropped up showing a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel walking down a street while being heckled, kicked and punched by youth, setting off a nationwide outrage.
Condemning the present state government and its failure to control the situation, the opposition has demanded for the imposition of Governor’s Rule in the Valley.

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