By interacting with civilians at Shopian, how Doval conveyed a loud message to rest of J&K
New Delhi, Aug 08: National Security Advisor, Ajit Doval reached out to civilians in Jammu and Kashmir. A video of the NSA which was shot just before the presidential order that defanged Section 370 shows his speaking with the locals and explaining how this move would benefit them in the long run.
Doval is also seen in another video giving a pep talk to the security forces in the Valley. During his meeting with the civilians he is also seen having something to eat along with them, while he tells them that future is in their hands.
The choice of location is very crucial and the interaction took place at Shopian. This district has been a hotbed of terrorism and is also considered to be the gateway for terror groups.
Shopian has been terror infested for long. It is the place where the entire unrest began in the Valley.
Shopian, which is just 20 kilometres away from Pulwama is also the place where Hizbul Mujahideen commander, Burhan Wani was killed.
Top officials believe that if Shopian can be kept under control, then a large part of the Valley would remain peaceful. If Shopian is under control, then the fight against the terrorists in the other terror infested districts of Kulgam, Pulwama and Anantnag become easier.
Officials have found for long that Shopian has been the entry point for terrorists. It is from here that they branch out to other parts of the Valley. Currently there is heavy security in place and security establishment officials believe that in case there is any protest, it would break out in Shopian.
Doval's interaction at Shopian is a loud message that the government wants to ensure that the civilians are on their side and the security forces would go up to any extent to ensure that terror is wiped out.