He has been dead, alive and now is confirmed dead. The Pakistan Taliban leader, Mullah Fazlullah has been killed in a drone strike by the US. The news was confirmed to the US government funded media outlet, Voice of America.
Senior journalist, Shujaat Bukhari was shot dead by terrorists on Thursday. The police confirmed that it was targeted fire as the terrorists shot at him directly. The nation and the Valley in particular is in a state of shock as this mindless killing came at a time when the Centre had declared a unilateral ceasefire due to the month of Ramazan.
It has gone out of hand and Thursday indeed was bloody in Kashmir. The horrific killings of a jawan and a journalist by terrorists came at a time when the Union Home Ministry was reviewing a decision on whether to continue with the unilateral ceasefire or not.
Shujaat Bukhari was shot dead in Jammu and Kashmir by three terrorists. The incident took place barely a few hours after a jawan, Aurangzeb was found dead after being abducted by terrorists.
Shujaat Bhukari joined the long list of brave journalists who laid down his life on the job. Threats were nothing new to the journalist, who was in a ghastly act of cowardice shot down by terrorists on Thursday.
In the crackdown against naxalites and their friends in the urban areas, there is plenty of information on their modus operandi that has been coming out. The Special Intelligence Branch which keeps a close watch on their activities say that there is a new sense of desperation that can be seen, due to dip in geographical territory and more importantly the drying up of funds.
It was a bloody Thursday in Kashmir. An editor shot dead, a jawan abducted and killed. Both these incidents took place when the unilateral ceasefire declared by the Union Government was in place.
The abducted jawan in Kashmir was found dead. The probe into the death of the jawan identified as Aurangzeb suggests that it was an act of revenge.
On Wednesday, the nation woke up to a sad news. Four BSF personnel were martyred in unprovoked firing by the Pakistanis. The incident took place at around 10.45 am on Tuesday. Assistant Commandant Jitendra Singh (34), Sub-inspector Rajneesh Kumar (32), Constable Hansraj Gurjar (28) and Assistant SI Ram Niwas (52) were martyred when firing, using both precision weapons and mortars, was launched from the Asraf post of the Pakistan Rangers.
The Union Home Ministry will take a call on whether the unilateral ceasefire or the truce in Jammu and Kashmir should be extended. While the interlocutors are in favour of the truce being extended, some within the security establishment feel that it should not be done, keeping in mind the upcoming Amarnath Yatra.