New Delhi: According to Kashmir Media Service, the Indian Army Chief, General Bipin Rawat, has admitted that the Kashmiri youth are continuously joining the freedom struggle in occupied Kashmir. He has impliedly confessed India’s defeat in subduing militant movement.
General Rawat in an interview with the Economic Times said, “The issue is that a lot of locals are joining militancy. We kill them and more would join….this cycle of recruitment of local youth can go on and on. So talks must happen.”
The Indian army chief maintained that peace must be given a chance in Jammu and Kashmir.
While commenting on the controversial incident in which an Indian Major Leetul Gogoi had tied a Kashmiri youth to his jeep as a ‘human shield’, General Rawat said: “The inquiry is on. I had also made the statement that strongest punishment would be given to him if he is found guilty.”
Indian atrocities continued unabated in IoK as Indian troops, in their continued acts of state terrorism, martyred 31 Kashmiris including a woman and six young boys during the last month of May