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The increasing incidences of the wrong doings of the military in border states and the level of dissatisfaction among the local residents should not be neglected. Time has come when we must think over the Armed Forces Special Powers Act and the working of the court martial which seems to be like convicts getting trial by themselves. There must be independent trial body or special wing in the state High Courts to deal with those who misuse the power and privileges given by Indian Government.
Need for inducting local youths in regular army after training can be a good option as they have their own affinity with the local people and the local people will trust them more than other army personnel who have no good image than terrorist in the border states.
We are proud of our army but this does not mean we should allow to happen what has been happening in the name of peace and security. A great question arise whether local people are safer with army or not.
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