Govt tough on separatists

Fed up with the ongoing Kashmir valley unrest, the state government decided to tighten the noose around the separatists and in this regard police department taken the coalition partners into confidence. This is really appreciable decision of government.
However, the intelligence agencies had received inputs that in the past around a month, the separatists “misused freedom of movement” granted to them by the government. Even the next 15 days are “crucial for situation in Kashmir” as the separatists have extended the protests calendar till mid of January which is the matter of grave concern for both security forces as well as for state government.
The extension of the protest calendar has come as a shocker. They would call off the calendar from new year but the change in their stand hints that they have got some new instructions from their masters.
They look at a new design in the protests and that the same could only aggravate situation in the Valley that is on the boil since July 8 when Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Muzaffar Wani aRevisiting soft policy.
Already government’s stand on the separatists while most of them were released but what has happened after granting them freedom is that situation in Kashmir is worsening.
For the last two consecutive Fridays, situation is Kashmir has started to take an ugly stand while the police was being compelled to use force on the mobs. On December 30 during protests in the Valley, the police and paramilitary CRPF found no options but to use pellet guns and open fire on mobs.
Following meeting between the separatists and the “track-II” team of diplomats led by senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha the government had gone soft on the separatist leaders. While many of them like Malik, Shabir Shah and Asiya Andrabi were released from jails, others who were under house arrest were also set free.

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