All Kashmiries should condemn killing of Lieutenant: Army Chief

 SRINAGAR | MAY 14: Army chief General Bipin Rawat today called upon all Kashmiris to “condemn the killing of the young and unarmed Kashmiri Army officer”, Lieutenant Ummer Fayaz.

He said as per reports, “The young officer was a role model for all young Kashmiris. The way things are, this action has taken Kashmiris back while Lieutenant Ummer was taking it forward. He was encouraging other young people to join a force which the whole country is proud of”.

“These people are discouraging Kashmiris from availing job opportunities while thousands of people line up for police recruitment. How can they explain this dichotomy? The killing of Lieutenant Umer’s should be condemned by all Kashmiris, he said.

Pertinently, Lt Fayaz was kidnapped and killed by gunmen in Shopian district on Wednesday.

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