Kashmir under the boots.

Kashmir under the boots.

Senior Kashmir cop pooh-poohs reports of unrest; VHP wants Modi to free PoK

SSP Hussain’s tweet hailed by RSS; posts show bustling markets, normal life

Agency Report | Srinagar | 14 August, 2019 | 11:20 PM

A senior police officer posted in the security wing of the Jammu and Kashmir Police has lashed out at theories about simmering discontent in the Kashmir Valley as "dimwitted". The officer, Imtiyaz Hussain, a Senior Superintendent of Police, tweeted that peddlers of discontent were "dimwitted" analysts and "half-witted" experts and pleaded with them to let Kashmiris live in peace. Meanwhile, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad wants Modi to ‘free’ Pak-Occupied Kashmir and to impose a Uniform Civil Code.

“Dimwitted analysis by half-witted Kashmir experts who are disappointed at seeing no dead bodies of Kashmiris this time unlike what they would in past. Why should Kashmir produce dead bodies to satiate the ego of Pakistanis & some of their agents here in India? Please let us live,” Hussain said.

The tweet, posted at 9.50 a.m. on Wednesday, has gone viral. Till 12 noon there had been more than 2,000 likes and over 800 retweets to the post.

Hussain was responding to hair-splitting analyses by Twitterati he had posted during the weekend preceding Eid. The video had clips of bustling markets in several prominent places of Srinagar and other districts including Ganderbal, Baramulla, Pulwama and Budgam.

Hussain’s video clip was in response to reports by Western media that street protests and violence had been breaking out regularly in Kashmir after August 5.

In reply to the video posted by Hussain on August 10, RSS member Tarun Vijay tweeted: “Jug jug jiyo @hussain_imtiyaz bhai. A very very very happy Eid.”

The Kashmir Valley has been under unprecedented troop deployment since August 5 when the Indian Parliament withdrew the special status to Jammu and Kashmir by reading down Article 370 of the Constitution.

The state has also been divided into two Union Territories.
Joint General Secretary of Vishwa Hindu Parishad Surendra Jain on Wednesday said the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution should have happened “a long time ago” and claimed that the next step of the centre should be to unite the “enslaved Kashmir” (Pakistan Occupied Kashmir) with the Indian mainland besides implementing the Uniform Civil Code.

Jain said Article 370, which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir, had so far isolated the Valley from the rest of the nation, Jain said some political parties, including Congress, were desperately trying to inflict unrest and disturb peace in Kashmir.

“Not just the VHP but the entire world is of the opinion that the abrogation of Article 370 should have happened a long time back. Article 370 and 35A were not used to unite Kashmir but to divide it,” Jain said on the sidelines of the launching event of VHP’s fortnightly magazine ‘Hindu Vishwa’ in Kolkata.

The senior VHP leader said Jammu and Kashmir is slowly returning to normalcy after the scrapping of article 370 last week and warned that a section of political outfits and media are spreading false news about clashes and riots in order to hide the real situation of the Valley from the world. (IANS)