In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the authorities have resumed the process of distributing weapons among the Hindutva terrorists in the name of security in the Jammu region.
The authorities, yesterday, distributed weapons among the Hindutva terrorists in the name of Village Defence Guards (VDGs) in a village of Rajouri district.
The Deputy Commissioner of Rajouri, Vikas Kundal, visited Jarlan village and provided guns and cartridges to the VDGs in the name of strengthening the security of the area.
A government official said that weapons and ammunition are being supplied to the VDGs by the police authorities.
Seven people were killed and many injured in an attack by unknown persons in Bal Jarlan on 19th February 1999 and weapons were distributed among Hindutva terrorists using this as an excuse.
The Deputy Commissioner also inquired about the familiarity of the VDGs with weapons and the irony is that after distribution of arms he announced to organize a training program for them.
After the Dhangri incident, the authorities started re-arming the VDGs. The Village Defense Guards were formerly known as the Village Defense Committee and were known in the region for a variety of serious crimes, including murder, robbery and kidnapping for ransom.—KMS