Kashmir situation critical, award to Major Gogoi can escalate tension: Sharad Yadav
Leader Sharad Yadav said Tuesday that the decision to adjudicate the army officer, Major Nitin Lee till Gogoi, who tied a Kashmir to the hood of his jeep and led him to prevent his stone soldiers and election workers, result In escalating Valle’s stress, ANI news agency reported. Greater Gogoi received a certificate of commendation by Army Commander in Chief Bipin Rawat “for sustained efforts against the insurgency.”
“Even before the investigation is completed on the case, an act of such a government will further aggravate the situation in Kashmir,” Yadav said. He also said that the situation in Kashmir is critical and could have taken such measures after the end of the probe.
The recommendation to map the army chief was awarded to Gogoi commander after a court of inquiry has heard his case was not guilty, according to sources. The court had stated that its action was justified in light of the circumstances and the results would be made public in a matter of days. However, the documents and testimonies used were not likely to be disseminated.
Meanwhile, the J & K Police conduct a separate criminal investigation, although, under the Armed Forces (Special Forces) Act, the police can not prosecute military personnel without the consent of the Union Government.
The top leader of the JD (T) has tried to organise a conference on Kashmir with the support of the opposition parties. He met Yashwant Sinha who was part of a non-governmental delegation had visited Kashmir, when talking with Congress and left parties held a national conference on the situation in the valley.