Militants changed strategy, attacking security forces in Valley to provoke them – Jammu and Kashmir DGP

J&K Police Chief, Ashok Prasad on Tuesday said that militants under their planned strategy are targeting security personnel to provoke them to disrupt peace in the Kashmir Valley.

“As per their changed strategy, militants have planned to target the security forces with an aim to disturb peace in the Valley,” Prasad told reporters at the sidelines of a seminar on National Security held here.

The J&K DGP said that police is aware of their plans adding, “Militants want to target more security personnel in the coming days so that security forces intensify their movements in such areas and people become the sufferers.”

He added that with increased movement, they want that people to come on streets, stage protests against security forces as more investigations and interrogations in view of attacks would take place.

“We have charted out a well planned strategy to handle the situation,” he added.

On Hurriyat Chairman Syeed Ali Shah Geelani’s recent statement on poll boycott and only ‘gun can solve Kashmir problem’, the DGP said, “everybody has right to speech and this is what Geelani did.”


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