A defence expert on 29 September said the need of the hour is that Kashmiri people should help the security forces in eliminating the menace of militancy.
The statement comes amid the reports that the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) was behind the brutal killing of Border Security Force (BSF) constable Mohammad Ramzan Parray.
Speaking to ANI here, Major General (retired) P.K. Sehgal said, "It is time that Kashmiri people do realise that these militants are absolutely and completely no friends of them. The Kashmiri people can be eyes and ears of the security forces and can give all the information of the militants in a timely manner so that all of them are eliminated."
Sehgal further stated that these militants continue to survive in Kashmir, because the separatists continue to provide them with all possible support to carry their plans forward.
"These militants only want to kill them and create chaos and they continue to survive in Kashmir, because the separatists continue to provide them with logistics support and give them all information and early inputs about the movements of the security forces," he added.
Earlier in the day, North Kashmir Inspector General Nitish Kumar confirmed that there were three to four terrorists, who first attacked BSF jawan Parray with knife and then fired indiscriminately at him.
"Around 9 o'clock, Jawan Ramzan Parray, who was on a leave in his hometown was attacked by three to four terrorists. First, they attacked him with knife and then fired indiscriminately. Prima facie we know that Lashkar-e-Taiba's Mohammed Bhai and his aides were behind the attack," he added.
He said that other family members, his father two brothers and an aunt were all lynched. And, all of them are in the hospital now.
Unarmed Jawan Parray was shot dead by terrorists on Wednesday evening.
The 31-year-old BSF constable was deployed with the border-guarding force's 73rd battalion and had come home to the Bandipora district on leave.
Expressing solidarity with his family, the BSF, India tweeted: "Prahari Pariwar stands by the family of one of our member Constable Md Ramzan who was cowardly killed by terrorists today. He was on leave."