militancy

Delhi urged to make rule against handing militants’ bodies to kin

Delhi urged to make rule against handing militants’ bodies to kin

Government forces have urged the Delhi government to frame a policy against handing over bodies of militants killed in encounters in Jammu and Kashmir to their families in an effort to prevent people from attending their funerals, which often motivates many local youths in joining militancy, the Indian Express reported. Jammu and Kashmir Police are […]

Counter-insurgency ops will be much easier during Governor’s rule: J&K police chief

Counter-insurgency ops will be much easier during Governor’s rule: J&K police chief

Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police (DGP) S P Vaid Wednesday said that counter-insurgency operations will be “much easier” for forces during Governor’s rule.  “I think, operations will continue. Only thing was in between during this period, operations were stopped. They were going on earlier also. But we will intensify these operations in days […]

Local recruitment into militancy ‘biggest challenge’: IGP Kashmir

Local recruitment into militancy ‘biggest challenge’: IGP Kashmir

Inspector General Police, Kashmir S P Pani said that the increase in local recruitment into militancy has been the “biggest challenge”. “We have been trying to dissuade local recruitment. Until now, 11 youngsters (who had joined militant ranks) have come back. Five (new recruits) were caught alive during encounters,’’ Pani told the Indian Express. “It is […]

Kill not, but arrest militants: Delhi’s new tack in Kashmir

Kill not, but arrest militants: Delhi’s new tack in Kashmir

The present movement is faceless and we don’t know if the plan will succeed Delhi is set to roll out a calibrated policy for Jammu and Kashmir with government forces asked to “arrest” newly recruited members and go after the hardened militants. The police, the Army and the CRPF are being asked to ensure that […]

Crafting a response to Kashmir’s cul-de-sac

Crafting a response to Kashmir’s cul-de-sac

The highest and most deadly price for the hit-and-run tactics adopted by armed rebels was paid by scores of ordinary Kashmiri civilians who lost lives, homes, honour, livelihoods, property, granaries, mosques, shops, businesses, schools, entire markets, shrines, historical architecture and priceless works of Kashmiri art and culture in the inevitable horrific retaliatory, revengeful and retributive […]

Missing south Kashmir Army man joins Hizb

Missing south Kashmir Army man joins Hizb

An Army man who had gone missing from south Kashmir earlier this month has joined the Hizbul Mujahideen militant group, police officials told a news agency today. His picture which shows the missing Army man holding an AK-47 rifle has gone viral on social media. Idrees Mir, who was posted in the Army’s Jammu and […]

Civilian shot at in Shopian

Civilian shot at in Shopian

A civilian was injured after shot at by unknown gunman at Pinjora area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Sunday evening, reports said. The unknown gunman opened fire upon the youth identified as Kifayat Ahmad Mir son of Bashir Ahmad Mir. Kifayat, a resident of Moolu village, was hit with a bullet in his leg. […]

When a dying rebel wrote ‘Kalima’ with his blood in Shopian’s Kachdoora

When a dying rebel wrote ‘Kalima’ with his blood in Shopian’s Kachdoora

By Aasif Sultan Shopian: As government forces pounded Niyaz Ahmad Lone’s two-storey house with mortar shells at Kachdoora village in south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Sunday, a dying rebel was writing on the wall as to what he was fighting for.  As the dust settled and people rushed to clear the debris, they found the […]