Guv to ‘boys roaming around’: Contribute to take Valley forward
Srinagar, Oct 21:
Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik Monday said that beginning next
month, there will be a “new Kashmir” and all the youth should contribute to
take it forward.
Speaking to media
on the sidelines of an event on Police Commemoration Day, Malik also issued a
warning to Pakistan, promising a repeat of artillery strikes “if it does not
“From 1 November, there will be a new Kashmir.
I want to ask these boys who are roaming around, what have you achieved?
Contribute to take the state forward,” he said.
From November 1,
the state of J&K will formally be reorganised into two Union Territories –
Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh, a decision that was taken along with the
abrogation of Article 370 on August 5.
With the split
will also come exhaustive changes in administrative and political setup of the
should behave. If they don’t, we will do again what we did yesterday. We will
destroy militant camps and if they don’t behave, we will go there and
destroy,” Governor Malik said.
On Sunday, the
army conducted artillery strikes on what it claimed were “terror launch pads”
in Pakistan-administered Kashmir and said it killed five to six soldiers and
similar number of militants in the region.
retaliation against Pakistan’s attempt to push in militants into India,” Army
chief General Bipin Rawat said.
backlashes, Jammu and Kashmir was placed under a series of preventive measures
after the decision to end its special powers and bifurcate it into two union
territories was announced in August. Some of these measures – like the removal
of internet service on cellphones – still remain in place in the politically
leaders too are still under detention though the local administration has
announced that they will be released after individual evaluation. The Governor
had earlier said the detentions have ensured peace in Kashmir.
He had also
explained the ban on mobile phone internet, saying it was the “militants’
medium” for communication and “indoctrination” of the young people in the