Peace prevailing across Valley: Lt Gen BS Raju
Inaugurates Chinar Radio FM station in Sopore
Sopore: Maintaining that the peace is prevailing across the valley, General officer Commanding of Srinagar-based 15 Corps Lt General BS Raju Thursday said that all the parameters of violence in Kashmir have come down including the “stone-pelting, agitation, and bandh calls besides the overall environment is changing.”
GoC 15 Corps Thursday formally inaugurated the Chinar Radio FM station in Sopore, “Radio Chinar 90.4, Har Dil Ki Dhadkan” in presence of the GOC Kilo Force and other top officers.
GoC Raju while speaking to the reporters on the sidelines of the inaugural ceremony, said that the entire north Kashmir will enjoy the presence and service of the radio station and any local information can be aired on it.
Besides entertainment, he said that the administration can use this for important announcements as well and the local talent can use this platform to showcase their talents.
The Lt-General informed that some four months back a community radio has been started in south Kashmir and in the next couple of months two more will come up in Kashmir that will give radio coverage to native areas.
Exuding confidence that Kashmir is all set to prosper economically, he said in absence of distractions like stone pelting, agitations, violence, hartals, economic activities have started picking up promising a better future.
Responding to a question, he admitted that there were challenging times in Sopore but added hurriedly that ‘things are beginning to change and people here have come close to army and both are moving forward towards peace’.