Indore: It is time to act, even strike, but also consider long-term solution and fight back on every aspect including review of Indus water treaty. This was stated clearly as action required by Retired Brigadier, Lieutenant General and Naval Officers after explaining the true state of Kashmir and background.
A group of retired officers have been paying tribute to the martyrs by organising various events, seminars, lighting candles and invoking action. The group had organised event in Girls Degree College and Government Arts and Commerce College on Thursday. Addressing the gathering, retired Brigadier Kiran Thacker said, “We need to understand that why even after 70 year of Independence, we still cannot find peace in Kashmir.”
He explained that India has not been able to neutralise the terror, because it is surviving with the population. “It is not possible to weed out terror in Kashmir, because it sustains like the local population,” Thacker said. He explained how stone petlers are attacking Indian Army and the officials have no right to fight back.
“Indian Army had manufactured rubber bullets, but court did not allow us to use them, if we will allow people to pelt stones and army no power to fight back, casualties are bound to happen,” Thacker said. He cited previous attacks in Kashmir and how Jaish- E-Mohammad was formed in 2000 and it attacked Parliament.
Thacker had served three terms in Kashmir and even fought Kargil war. Other officers in the meeting were lieutenant general Dr SC Verma, naval officers Dr SL Sharma and Dr OP Yadav.