"We have no control over Army"

September 20, 2010 12:35 am | Updated December 04, 2021 11:44 pm IST - SRINAGAR:

The Jammu and Kashmir government said on Sunday that neither did it have control over the Army nor was it deployed on its direction.

A statement to this effect came from Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs Ali Mohammad Sagar who was addressing a press conference here. He was answering a question about the Army taking control of north Kashmir and other areas during the past three days.

The Minister said this did not, however, justify the killings. On Wednesday, Srinagar-based defence spokesman had said that the Army, along with the State police, had formulated a strategy to counter the protest programme of the Hurriyat Conference hard-line faction led by Syed Ali Shah Geelani.

The security advisor to the Chief Minister, Lt. Gen. N.C. Marwah, had held a meeting at 15 Corps headquarters to counter the protest calendar of the Hurriyat Conference. The spokesman had said that a detailed joint strategy to restore normality had been formulated at the meeting.

Top News Today


Comments have to be in English, and in full sentences. They cannot be abusive or personal. Please abide by our community guidelines for posting your comments.

We have migrated to a new commenting platform. If you are already a registered user of The Hindu and logged in, you may continue to engage with our articles. If you do not have an account please register and login to post comments. Users can access their older comments by logging into their accounts on Vuukle.