Civilian protests seeking to stop security operations against militants in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) are being encouraged by militant groups based in Pakistan, a senior paramilitary force officer said on Monday.
“The militants and infiltrators prompt the local inhabitants and their own over-ground workers to come and disrupt the security operations and help save them from the security forces. They send out appeals to the local people to come and disrupt the operations and create a diversion,” Zulfiquar Hasan, Inspector General (operations) of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Kashmir said.
His remarks come a day after civilians hampered security operations in Tral by pelting security personnel with stones and surrounding them in a bid to snatch their arms.
Credit: Live Mint