On Tuesday, the Indian army announced that the officers would eliminate anybody who has picked gun in Kashmir and is not coming forward to surrender. The military also asked the mothers in Kashmir Valley to convince their sons if they are involved in any kind of terrorist activity or have picked gun should surrender as soon as possible. The officials came up with the announcement following three Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists were killed in Pulwama in an operation on Monday.
The army while making the announcements also said that the officers had eliminated Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed from the Kashmir Valley.
“I request all the mothers of Kashmir to please request their sons who have joined terrorism to surrender and get back to the mainstream. Anyone who has picked up the gun in Kashmir will be eliminated, unless he surrenders,” Corps Commander of Chinar Corps, Lieutenant General Kanwal Jeet Singh Dhillon said during a joint briefing by the army, the CRPF and the Jammu and Kashmir police. The officer said the government’s surrender policy would help the young men return to the mainstream. “Otherwise, anyone who has picked up the gun will be killed and eliminated,” he added.
The army during the joint briefing also said that officers had killed three terrorists in “less than 100 hours” following the Pulwama terror attack that ended the life of 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans.
Pulwama terror attack is said to be the worst terror attack on the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir that killed many soldiers on February 14.
On the other hand, four soldiers and a police constable were killed in Monday’s encounter in Pulwama. There have been reports that three Jaish terrorists were killed in the encounter and one of the terrorists had been identified as Kamran.
Officials in one of the statements mentioned that Kamran was suspected to be a conspirator in the Pulwama terror attack.