Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
News18 » India
1-min read

After Army Chief Warning to J&K Stone Pelters, Restrictions at Encounter Sites

The Jammu and Kashmir government has issued an advisory asking people to stay away from encounter sites following Army chief Bipin Rawat's warning of tough action against stone-pelters.

Mufti Islah | CNN-News18

Updated:February 17, 2017, 2:04 PM IST
facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp
Stone-pelters in Kashmir
Image for representation (Reuters)

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government has issued an advisory asking people to stay away from encounter sites following Army chief Bipin Rawat's warning of tough action against stone-pelters.

District administrations in Srinagar, Budgam and Shopian have advised people not to move towards or assemble near places where encounters take place between security forces and militants to avoid injury and loss of lives.

"Prohibitory restrictions have been imposed within a radius of 3 km from the site of any counter-insurgency operation in the districts,” a government spokesperson said.

However, the restrictions shall not apply to the movement of ambulances, medical and paramedical staff and government employees, he said.

The state police have also been asked to impose Section 144 against unlawful assemblies in areas where an encounter on.

General Rawat on Friday warned those attacking security forces during anti-militancy operations of "tough action", acknowledging that the hostile conduct of locals was causing higher casualties in the Kashmir Valley.

The Army chief said security forces in Jammu and Kashmir were facing higher casualties due to the manner in which the local population was preventing them from conducting the operations and "at times even supporting the terrorists to escape".

The stern message from Rawat came a day after three soldiers faced heavy stone-pelting at Parray Mohalla of Bandipore in north Kashmir when they were about to launch an operation against militants holed up there.

Alerted by the stone-pelters, the militants got an opportunity to fire hand grenades and empty a few magazines from AK-rifles into the advancing troopers, leaving three jawans dead and some others, including a commanding officer of CRPF, injured. One terrorist managed to flee the area.

Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.

| Edited by: Nitya Thirumalai
Read full article
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp

Live TV

Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results