Srinagar, Dec 4: IPS officer, Shailendra Kumar Mishra has asked people of India not to “rejoice over killing of militants in Kashmir”.
Mishra, who is currently posted as Commandt in IRP-2ND in Kashmir, can be seen talking about the Kashmir situation and the circumstances the led many Kashmir youth to take arms in a video making rounds on social media.
“Don’t rejoice over militants killing in Kashmir. Their death is our defeat. We need to find, why they took arms. It’s our collective failure that is forcing these young and educated boys to choose militancy,” Mishra said during his speaking at Brahma foundation event in Mumbai.
He said people of India should understand what circumstances are driving people like Burhan Wani, Wasim Malla, and others towards the militancy.
“They are our own people, but they have some problem with our system. They have become anti-socials and we need to get them back, and the process is on in Kashmir to capture them alive,” Mishra said.
Explaining how his father defeated all odds offered by the system, Mishra indicated that one shouldn’t take extreme steps if system fails them.
“If our financial condition is not good that doesn’t mean we should take up arms. It is our responsibility to get back the boys who are going towards militancy, but we leave that responsibility on the shoulders of security forces,” he said.
He appealed his countrymen to visit Kashmir and understand the pain of Kashmiris.
He said they should inform their kids about the “real Kashmir situation” and make them understand “why the people there are against us”.
“Despite Kashmir being an integral part of India, why is so much hatred towards it? Why are young people of Kashmir taking up arms? We need to understand that,” he said.
Mirsha has served as SSP Samba, SP City Srinagar, SSP Kargil, SSP Traffic, and SSP Shopian and SSP Udhampur previously.
The 2009-batch IPS Officer, Mishra was conferred with Chief of Army Commendation medal which is an honour provided for act of bravery and courage.
Praising the services and sacrifices of JK police, Mishra said, “Biggest nationalist are the men of JK police in the country. Because after killing militants, when these men go to their native villages, they have to face the social boycott. Their homes are attacked with stones. They are the real heroes and we should appreciate their services,” Mishra said.
In his speech, he asked people not to believe prime time news on Kashmir, and to instead visit the place to see the reality.
“Don’t restrict your visits to Amarnath only, go visit villages and see real Kashmir,” Mishra said.
Mishra confirmed to The Kashmir Monitor that he has made the speech.