ARMY HAS TAKEN ACTION AGAINST SOME OF ITS SOLDIERS WHO ARE FOUND NOT BEHAVING IN A ‘PROFESSIONAL MANNER’ WITH KASHMIRI YOUTHS EVIDENT FROM SOCIAL MEDIA VIDEOS :

The Army has taken action against some of its personnel found not behaving in a ‘professional manner’ after investigating videos of alleged excesses against Kashmiri youths, Lt Gen J S Sandhu said.  However, some of these videos, which had surfaced on social media, were doctored to some extent and do not give the entire story, the General Officer Commanding of Srinagar-based15 Corps said.  He also told reporters that 100-110 terrorists were active in the south Kashmir region according to police.  On the sidelines of an event here, the Lt Gen was asked what action was taken on several videos that purportedly showed Army personnel beating up youths and using abusive language. “Some videos have surfaced (on social media) and we have investigated these. Wherever we’ve got concrete evidence against soldiers, action has been taken. Some of these videos are very old and some have been doctored to some extent and do not give the entire story,” he said. He said as far as the Army is concerned, it ensures that people continue working in a professional manner in the force.  “When I find persons not behaving in a professional way, we haul them up. That is my way of working. So when we are able to identify such personnel … The Indian Army takes action against them,” he said. The Lt Gen said the brutal killing of a local Army officer, Lieutenant Umer Fayaz, in May did not deter Kashmiri youths from joining the force. “We have not seen any change (in the response of the youth to recruitment rallies after the killing of the officer). The interest and the enthusiasm to join (the Army) is still very high,” he said  Rediff.com : 16th. July,17

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