A well trained army patting itself for killing scarcely trained men and boys, says Mirwaiz

Srinagar: Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Chairman of Hurriyat (M) on Friday said that the Army’s remarks that they had an ‘remarkable year’ after killing more than 250 militants is ‘extremely unfortunate and inhumane.’

Addressing people during his Friday sermon at the historic Jamia Masjid, Mirwaiz said that a ‘well trained army is patting their back for killing young boys and men, same as young as 14 year old.

Lt Gen Ranbir Singh, GoC-in-C Northern Command had said that 2018 was ‘remarkable’ for the armed forces as more than 250 militants were killed, 54 were arrested alive and four surrendered.

He said the pain and loss that all of Kashmir feels at the killings of militants only adds to people’s resolve and pushes more young to join in.

“Instead of admitting this, the armed force of a country that prides itself in the history of its freedom struggle by honoring the likes of Subhash Chander Bose who raised Indian National Army to fight the British colonial rule , sells the killing of these armed youth as a great achievement to people of India,” he said.

Reacting to Governor Satya Pal Malik’s statement that they want to kill militancy, not militants, Mirwaiz said:

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