Pulwama: A video has appeared on social media sites in which a youth argues with security forces in South Kashmir’s Koil area of Pulwama during a football match organised by the forces.
The video of the incident has gone viral on social networking sites and has attracted a lot of attention from netizens.
“Good intellectual interpretation by this young brave heart… From stone pelting to soccer players… What a character…”, commented a Facebook user, Naseer Ahmad on one such video post.
While another user, Mudasir Ahmad wrote, “Amazing daring… We need people like you in Kashmir. You even displayed your hospitality by saying we love and respect you, that’s really impressive! Long live brother!”.
It is pertinent to mention that a football tournament has been organised by Border Security Forces (BSF) in Koil area of Pulwama.
The move has been taken well as large number of youth have participated in the ongoing tournament.
The tournament has been organised in the backdrop of Army Chief’s warning of harsh action against protestors in the Valley.
Army Chief Bipin Rawat warned that residents who come to the aid of militants during gunfights in Kashmir would face “harsh action”. He said that such people would be considered to be anti-national and overground workers of militants.
“Rawat’s remarks have also shifted the entire focus to only one aspect of the situation, which is Kashmiris throwing stones at soldiers during gunfights with militants.
What has been brushed under the carpet is the unprecedented incarceration of about a dozen elderly men (all aged above 60, the oldest being 87) and children as young as seven, the worst-ever crackdown on Kashmir following the 2016 uprising that produced a population of young people with their eyes shot out by solidiers’ pellet guns”, writes Hilal Mir in an Opinion article on Scroll.In.