Clashes with civilians in Kashmir, Army chief meets Governor

Jammu: Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat called on state Governor N.N. Vohra in winter capital Jammu on Saturday and discussed the security situation in the state.

An official spokesman said here, "Army Chief, General Bipin Rawat, in an hour long meeting with the Governor, discussed the external security environment and the internal security in the state."

"The Army chief also discussed the possible ways and means to provide opportunities to the youth in the state to ensure them a bright future."


The visit of the Army Chief comes in the aftermath of a video going viral that showed a Kashmiri youth tied to the front of an army vehicle ostensibly to avoid being attacked by stone pelters, and the incidents of violence that marred the by-poll to the Srinagar Lok Sabha seat, leading to the deaths of eight persons in firing.


IANS