Kashmir: Police exercise exemplary restraint to save lives of civilians in Yaripora

Police personnel deployed in the valley responded to the situation with exemplary restraint and in a calibrated manner, said the police spokesman.

Jammu and Kashmir police and security forces restrained themselves in Yaripora area of Kulgam district in Kashmir valley when stone pelters hurled petrol bombs on security forces deployed for the maintenance of law and order.

Miscreants tried to provoke security forces so that police would fire on the mob and lead to the maximum number of casualties.

Police sources said some terrorists who were part of the mob started firing indiscriminately on security personnel.

However, police spokesman said that the police personnel deployed responded to the situation with exemplary restraint and in a calibrated manner after assessing the situation and particularly taking into account the safety of the civilians.

Instead of firing back immediately, terrorists were chased away into an orchard and a search operation was launched.

District police of Kulgam advises youth not to accompany terrorists to such gatherings where collateral fire may cause unfortunate deaths.

Intelligence sources claim that an administrator is sitting in Pakistan and is continuously directing the youth and women to attack army and security forces through a number of WhatsApp groups in Kashmir valley.

The same thing happened in the Budgam encounter where one terrorist was killed while the other escaped when the mob attacked the security forces. Three civilians were also killed in the cross fire, added the sources.

Intelligence agencies also stated that Pakistan has planned a new strategy in Kashmir valley which will cause an increase in civilians deaths and mob attacks on the army and special operations group of Jammu and Kashmir Police.

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