Srinagar, Mar 10: Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) today said that Indian forces personnel deployed in Kashmir are feeling very distressed which is evident by their day to day suicide incidents so New Delhi must demilitarize the disputed region instead of using its forces as scapegoat so that people living here could use their right of self determination to decide their political future.
In a statement issued to KNS in response of day to day suicide incidents of Indian forces personnel deployed in nook and corner of the disputed region, DFP said, “Three Indian soldiers deployed in Kashmir committed suicide in last four days clearly indicating how unhappy they feel working in a situation like Kashmir.”
JKDFP stressed upon the political leadership of India to have mercy on their own forces personnel who have been deployed in Kashmir only to suppress the freedom of Kashmiri people.
“The heavy militarization has not only made the lives of the people of Kashmir miserable but it is also taking heavy toll on the Indian forces as well. So it is high time for India to think that holding Jammu Kashmir militarily is proving costly for it and it is taking toll on its citizens. It is better to accept the realities about Kashmir dispute and demilitarize the region so that people living here and lakhs of families of the forces personnel can also have a sigh of relief,” the statement said.
“A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) soldier killed himself in Sonwar Srinagar today. The soldier was identified as Sukhdev and he killed himself in his camp. Earlier on March 8, a soldier, Shankar Singh, a resident of Rajasthan took his own life in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district. On March 7, in Kupwara’s Langate area, Birender Sinha, who was posted with the 30 Rashtriya Rifles, shot himself dead with his service rifle,” DFP said. (KNS)