A couple of weeks after some tribal youths from Madhya Pradesh had offered to hit back stone pelters in Kashmir with their traditional slingshots, a group from Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh has come up with a similar intent.
This newly formed group calling itself “Jan Sena” (public’s army) has started ‘practising’ stone pelting in Kanpur and have declared that they will leave for Kashmir on 7th May and help the Indian army and CRPF jawans in tackling the Kashmiri stone pelters.
The recent videos showing CRPF jawans kicked and humiliated and pelted with stones have reportedly inspired this Jan Sena to offer help to the security forces, who can’t retaliate in the same manner.
Jan Sena has been formed by a local saint named Balyogi Arun Puri Chaitanya, who said that the stone pelters in Kashmir should be ‘replied in the same language’. He claimed that at least one truck full of bricks and stones is ready and hundreds of youths and saints will leave for Kashmir day after tomorrow to pelt stones at the stone pelters in Kashmir.
A video of volunteers of these Jan Sena practising stone pelting at effigies of stone pelters was shared on social media earlier today:
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In all probability, the government or the security forces will not allow these people to enter Kashmir as its akin to taking law into one’s own hands. As army veteran Major Gaurav Arya had told OpIndia.com in an interview, “You think the Army will allow your group of friends to go fight in Kashmir even if you want to? This is liberal silliness. The Indian Army is not Nainital.”
Comparatively the tribal youths from the Bhil community of Madhya Pradesh had offered a better solution – they had suggested the government to form a ‘slingshot battalion’ and deploy them in Kashmir to give stone pelters a taste of their own medicine.