Army Learning Kashmiri To Win Trust: Gen Hasnain

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  1. ejazr

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    Army Learning Kashmiri To Win Trust: Gen Hasnain

    Srinagar, Apr 04, KONS: The commander of the army’s Srinagar-based 15th Corps, Lt Gen Syed Atta Hasnain on Monday said that servicemen deployed in Kashmir were being taught the Kashmiri language for better interface with the public.

    Speaking at a free medical camp at the army’s base hospital here, the general said that his troops were working shoulder-to-shoulder with the civilian administration to build trust among the masses and ensure enduring peace in the valley.

    The five-day medical camp for visually impaired patients is due to conduct 50 eye surgeries on cases brought to the hospital from far-flung areas.
    General Hasnain said that 2011 had been designated as the year of peace for the entire state, hoping that people would be able to live lives free of fear and violence.

    “We hope to bring militancy down to zero this year,” the general said.
    He said that troops deployed in Kashmir were being taught the local language, and the process of imparting instructions and lessons on the subject had already begun.

    According to the general, the army had held a similar medical camp in the border town of Uri where nearly 100 victims of landmine explosions had been provided prosthetic devices and artificial limbs to overcome their physical disability.
     
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    Move over IPL, it’s time for Kashmir Valley’s KPL - India - DNA

    As the rest of the country continues celebrating the World Cup success, the army has decided to launch the Kashmir Premier League (KPL).

    The launch, this summer is an attempt by the force to shed its killer image and win the hearts of people in the Valley.
    “Army in consultation with the state administration will launch KPL both for cricket and football after April,” lieutenant general SA Hasnain, general officer commanding, 15 corps, said in Handwara.

    The KPL championship is aimed towards helping sportsmen of the Valley make it big and gives the army a chance to reach out to people. “We will nurture local talent and after screening the prospects, they will be sent to the best national academies, duly sponsored by the army,” Hasnain said. He is the second Muslim army commander after Lt Gen MA Zaki to head the sensitive Srinagar-based 15 crops in the last two decades of militancy.

    The KPL comes at a time when the army is facing flak from political parties over its opposition to the withdrawal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act from the state.

    In addition the announcement was made at a place that saw massive protests after 24-year-old Mansoor Ahmad Magray was shot dead allegedly shot dead by the troops on February 4.

    Leaving behind the bitter history, the army is now tying to invest in peace in a bid to reach out to the people and rebuild the broken bridges.

    “In this year of the Kashmir Awam [Kashmiri people], the army will go out of its way to ensure peace and prosperity in the state,” the GoC said. And the mission goes beyond just peace. “I want to see at least one player (of Kashmir) in the national team next year”, said the GoC.
     
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    Isn't it a bit late to introduce Kashmiri curriculum for armymen posted in J&K? Well better late than never.
     
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    Actually it is stupid.. this makes it look as if Kashmir was a central asian region occupied by Indians. The current inhabitants of Kashmir mainly the separatists are not Kashmiris in true sense since their minds are zombified by radical ragtag mullahs of alien countries. They even massacred the non-Islamic Kashmiris and drove them out in large numbers only to gain a demographic dominance in their region as a "Muslim state".

    This move further proves that GOI is a weakling and ailing body that needs to be removed and replaced with a stronger and more assertive government. Most Kashmiris and even Ladakhis know wonderful Hindi and can communicate well enough with the security forces. Only separatists and terrorists need all this crap called appeasement.
     
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    Provided he doesn't turn out to be another terrorist sympathizer like the bozo that was inducted last time and was caught with stuff usually used in making crude bombs. Remember?
     
  7. gogbot

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    You can only accomplish so much with the Stick Tshering , We have to also use the carrot.
    Kashmir will remain an issue for generations , we can't possibly leave a stick over the entire region

    Plus not everyone has to know Hindhi , I only bits and pieces. When i leave AP , I always encounter problems.
    Indian troops come from all across the country , with long term police and anti militant operations in Kashmir. It's a good thing there won't be any language problems.
    This should have been done before it self , but knowing our bureaucracy.
     
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