Srinagar: Former Union Minister and senior congress leader, Prof. Saifuddin Soz Friday said that Army chief, Bipin Rawat need to change hi naartive on Kashmir.
In a statement, “The Chief of the Staff has apparently stressed the obvious that Kashmiris can’t fight the armed forces. But, then, the tenor and method of his communication does not and cannot get him success on ground.”
“Perhaps, the General should refresh his knowledge on situations of conflicts in the world and also refresh his knowledge on the military history of India. It is long back that I had reminded the General to study minutely Field Marshall Cariappa’s approach to military operations in situations of conflict,” he said.
“I have satisfied myself that he can go on supporting the killings in Kashmir, but should he ever think of helping the political bosses to resolve the crisis on ground in Kashmir, then, both his narrative and approach to resolve the dispute in Kashmir shall have to undergo a change. I wish to tell the General plainly that he has to reach the minds of young men wielding the gun!,” he added.
“Whether azadi is possible or not, it is a proposition already before the people of Kashmir and they alone will decide their future. The General could also have a look on what Edmund Burke told the British Parliament during his strong plea for Britain’s proper response to American condition on 22 March 1775. Said Burke, ‘First, permit me, sir, to observe, that the use of force alone is but temporary. It may subdue for a moment; but it doesn’t remove the necessity of subduing again; and a nation (people) is not governed, which is perpetually to be conquered’,” Soz added.