A National Cadet Corps (NCC) cadet from South Kashmir has given a strong message to the youngsters of Jammu and Kashmir – shun stone-pelting and azadi campaigns. Photograph: (WION)
In an interview, she said that the youth should stop sloganeering for Azadi (freedom) as it is here in India
An NCC woman cadet from South Kashmir is the latest victim of online trolls.
She was abused online on Facebook for sending out a message to the youth of northern state of Jammu and Kashmir in India, asking them to shun stone pelting, sloganeering and participating in Azadi campaigns.
In a video recorded by news portal News Review, she is seen asking the youth to enjoy "real freedom in India as this is where they can enjoy freedom in the true sense". She urged the youth to channelise their energies in the best manner. As a woman cadet herself, she urged parents to support and guide their daughters to join the Indian army.
I want to tell the youth that the real azadi (freedom) is here. If you want azadi, it is here. Please don’t go towards bad things like protests, stone-pelting or getting involved in sloganeering for azaadi. Azaadi is nothing. If you want azaadi, it is here.
Spotted by users on Facebook, the video went viral soon after people started trolling her for sharing her sentiments. But while many comments targeted her some even defended her stance.
The post received a lot of flak from Facebook users (Facebook)
Soon after, the post was deleted by the news portal and was reproduced without showing her face yesterday evening.
Some of the other women cadets from Kashmir, who are undergoing training at the National Cadet Corps (NCC) camp at Sainik school at Nagrota on the outskirts of Jammu city, echoed her views.
The cadet is a student of the government women's degree college in Anantnag. In the video, she said that she was the only woman representing her college at the camp. Many others wanted to join the camp but were discouraged by their parents from doing so because of the troubled situation in south Kashmir.
There are almost 100 Kashmiri cadets including a good number of women who are taking part in the NCC camp for selection to the Jammu and Kashmir Directorate Thal Sainik team. The team will take part in national level competitions in Delhi shortly.