After the new fear based oppressor assault in Poonch that killed five fighters, the Indian Armed force has given an explanation encouraging the general population to help with forestalling future episodes. The statement urged people to avoid similar incidents in the future and expressed shock at the discovery of “a few names of some community” during the investigation. Additionally, the Army requested that citizens report any suspicious activity and assist them.
Six locals were apprehended by the Director General of the Jammu and Kashmir Police for providing the terrorists involved in the attack with food, lodging, and transportation. According to the Army’s statement, Pakistan is attempting to prevent the formation of a government and peace in Jammu and Kashmir following the repeal of Article 370. In addition, they alleged that Pakistan is deceiving youth in the region by exposing them to propaganda, training them in terrorist camps, and guiding them toward drug addiction. They also said that Pakistan is using money to get poor people involved in terrorist activities.
In spite of these claims, the people of Jammu and Kashmir have reportedly voiced their opposition to terrorist attacks, as evidenced by candlelight marches and demonstrations in all communities against the Poonch attack. The statement went on to talk about the long history of bravery and battle in the Poonch region, with people of all castes, creeds, genders, and religions fighting alongside the Indian Army.
Three locals have been apprehended by police for allegedly assisting the terrorists; more are likely to be apprehended, as nearly 200 people have been questioned thus far. The lack of information being shared by local residents, which had previously been freely provided to authorities, has security forces concerned.
The public’s awareness of the gravity of the situation and willingness to work with authorities to prevent further attacks are critical. The statement released by the Indian Army serves as a reminder that terrorism poses a threat to all communities and that our only hope of overcoming it is unity and cooperation.