Army chief for 'some' control over mosques, madrasas in Jammu and Kashmir

Army chief for 'some' control over mosques, madrasas in Jammu and Kashmir

Army chief for 'some' control over mosques, madrasas in Jammu and Kashmir

It has also come to light that during the meeting, the LeT and other terror outfits expressed grave concerns over the heavy loss suffered by them due to the counter-terror operations launched by the Indian Armed in the Kashmir Valley.

"Pakistan is fully capable of defending itself", he said.

"The threatening and irresponsible statement by the Indian Army Chief today is representative of a sinister mindset that has taken hold of India".

Taking a strong exception to Army Chief Bipin Rawat's remark on education in the state, Jammu and Kashmir education minister Altaf Bukhari on Saturday said that there was no need for "sermons on education from non-academicians". Amounts to invitation for nuclear encounter. "If they do their job well, all problems will be solved".

Major General Asif Ghafoor has termed statement of Indian army chief against Pakistan as irresponsible.

He was quoted by HT as saying, "I will be very happy if they do what they are supposed to do and leave us what we are supposed to do. We will have to call their nuclear bluff", he added.

He was responding to a question on the possibility of Pakistan using its nuclear weapons in case the situation along the border deteriorates. "I think we should wait and watch", he said.

"It is moving very fast".

The ISPR chief said Pakistan is a responsible nuclear state with a professional army, therefore India "must not remain in illusion". The director general urged the Indian side to respect the 2003 ceasefire arrangement; investigate incidents of ceasefire violations; instruct the Indian forces to respect the ceasefire in letter and spirit and maintain peace on the LoC and the Working Boundary.

It is crucial to note that, currently, India and Pakistan have a hotline between their DGMOs.

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