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Monday, August 15, 2011

A.K. ANTONY: ‘Armed forces should take care of human rights’!


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zeenews.india.com / Last Updated: Sunday, August 14, 2011, 20:16.

‘Armed forces should take care of human rights’


New Delhi: In the backdrop of allegations of fake encounter levelled against armed forces in J&K, Defence Minister AK Antony on Sunday asked them to perform their duties with utmost caution and ensure that human rights are not violated in the state and the northeast.

Addressing the armed forces personnel on the eve of Independence Day, Antony said they must take special care of human rights in Jammu and Kashmir and northeast and other places.

"Bravery is required to deal with terrorists. At the same time, our armed forces must perform their duties with utmost caution. Armed forces personnel must take special care of human rights in Jammu and Kashmir and northeast and other places," the Defence Minister said.

On corruption-related allegations faced by the forces, he said such cases have created a poor image and have impacted their image negatively.

"Recently, a few corruption-related cases have come to light. This has created a poor image and a somewhat negative impact on image of our armed forces in the public eye," he said.


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