SRINAGAR: Indian Army is shooting a fake army operation video in Occupied Kashmir to present as proof of ‘surgical strikes’ across the LoC, an Independent Kashmir legislator said on Wednesday.
Legislator Eng Rashid said that Indian Army is making a fake across the border operation video in district of Kupwara, Kashmiri media reported.
The legislator addressed media personnel at a local hotel in Srinagar and said credible sources have confirmed the move by Indian Army, filming videos adjacent to the border which are supposed to portray across the LoC operation.
He said that the filming for strikes is to satisfy the public and quell their concerns regarding the ‘surgical strikes’ authenticity.
He claimed that the BJP government is promoting the issue of strikes to alleviate Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s chief ministerial bid in the Uttar Pradesh elections next year.
The Indian government is currently under the Opposition’s pressure to provide proof for the strikes.
Arvind Kejriwal also urged Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to prove that surgical strikes took place across the LoC, while Congress leader P Chidambaram said Indian was over publicising the issue.
Today, in new directives issued Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi barred leaders of the BJP from talking to anyone over the strikes.
Earlier in a cabinet meeting he chaired in New Delhi, Modi was unable to answer questions by the opposition which asked him to prove that the attack on the Line of Control was a surgical strike.