Forming VDCs in Kashmir not impossible: SP Vaid

Director General of Police, S P Vaid

SRINAGAR — Former Jammu Kashmir Police Chief SP Vaid has said that arms training and weapons should be given to Hindu minorities in Kashmir and also to those Muslims who feel insecure.

Vaid while talking to a news channel said that through arms training and weapons, minority Hindus and vulnerable sections among the Muslim community could protect themselves.

Vaid who was removed as police chief before his retirement and transferred to Transport Department said this in the backdrop of the killing of Congress Sarpanch Ajay Pandita Bharti, in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.

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He said that all options must be explored for instilling a sense of security among the minority community of Kashmiri Hindus. “There is no harm in giving arms training and providing weapons to the minority Hindu community as well as to the vulnerable section of the Muslims in the Kashmir valley,” said former DGP Vaid.

He added, “Village Defence Committees (VDCs) can be constituted in the Valley. However, this formula requires detailed planning. Forming VDCs in the Kashmir Valley is difficult, but not impossible.”

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