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'Firing ranges should remain with army'

india Updated: Sep 02, 2014 20:03 IST
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Vishav Hindu Parishad (VHP) has appealed to President of India, who is also the supreme commander of Indian Forces, to intervene into the matter and make use of his powers to safeguard the demoralisation of the Indian forces deployed in the state.

Speaking to the mediapersons VHP patron Ramakant Dubey said, "The latest example of demoralisation is to ask the army to vacate the "firing ranges". The state government has perhaps forgotten that it is because of the army and other security forces that peace has returned in the state."

"Keeping in mind the geographical and political conditions of the state, more such ranges are required. Lack of training will adversely affect the fighting capabilities of the jawans," he added.

It is pertinent to mention here that chunk of state land had already been illegally encroached upon by the so called "mafia" at the instance of politicians/administrators. "The government, instead of getting such huge chunks vacated, is spending millions on litigations, but without any result," Dubey said.

"I request the president to use his power to direct the authorities concerned to desist such plans of the state government to weaken the defence, thereby demoralisation of forces", he said.