Kashmir police to act against provocative speeches at dead militants’ funerals

As per reports, the police will also take measures to keep these gatherings from not becoming too large

New Delhi: The Jammu and Kashmir police is all set to take action against the Individuals who will make provocative speeches at the funerals of dead militants, as it believes that such acts motivates young people to join militant groups.

“We have devised a strategy to deal with these gatherings,” J&k Police chief SP Vaid was quoted as saying by HT.

Though Vaid refused to elaborate upon the strategy but a Srinagar-based official in the security forces stated that the police has been asked to identify and act against the individuals making provocative speeches at such gatherings, glorifying the “sacrifices” of the dead militants.

The police will also take measures to keep these gatherings from not becoming too large, this person added on condition of anonymity.

“We have been trying to cut access to the area so that the gathering should not become very large. But our success in this endeavour depends on the topography of the area. Sometimes it is difficult to deploy access control measures,” said a J&K police official who asked not to be identified.

The administration will have to tread very carefully in this matter, said MY Tarigami, a Communist Party of India (Marxist) member of the J&K assembly.

“Young lives are getting lost. Extremists elements cannot be allowed to exploit the situation,” he said

The problem with such gatherings, a South Kashmir-based field commander of a central security force added, is that they get amplified; videos from the gatherings become viral on social media platforms, added this person who asked not to be identified.

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