Kanpur based ‘Jan Sena’ trains priests, locals to counter stone-pelting in Kashmir

Srinagar

A Kanpur-based religious organisation – Jan Sena – is training priests and locals in stone pelting to take on protesters in strife torn Kashmir. Jan Sena is planning to send a team of over 1000 priests to Kashmir to assist the government forces counter stone pelters in the region, India Today reported on Saturday.

“We are training people to teach a lesson to stone pelters who harm India’s unity. 1000s of us will leave for Kashmir on May 7,” reports quoting Chaitanya Mahapuri, Jansena head, said.

The head of the group said it will be carrying a truck loaded with stones with them to ‘teach Kashmiri extremists a lesson in their own language.’

A training video of the group shows dozens of people, gathered at a riverbank in Kanpur, practicing to hit some effigies put up few yards away while shouting slogans like ‘vande mataram, inquilab zindabad and Pakistan murdabad.’

The Kashmir Valley has been on the edge since killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani in July, 2016

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