Silent radicalisation in Kashmir: Here’s why it is not time to take our eyes off the Separatists

Many top Separatists are in jail as the probe into the terror funding case is underway. There are however some Separatists who are still in the Valley, but in the aftermath of the abrogation of Article 370 they have been largely silent. The question is, have they learnt their lesson and hence have quietened down?

Syed Ali Shah Geelani

For the past several years, Jammu and Kashmir has been plagued by the problem of Separatism. If one looks at the issue closely, it has been as lethal as terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir. Moreover, recent probes by the National Investigation Agency and the Enforcement Directorate have clearly established the role of Separatists in fuelling terror and unrest in the Valley.

The case is famously known as the Kashmir terror funding case and the agencies have named the likes of Lashkar-e-Taiba boss, Hafiz Saeed, Yasin Malik, Shabir Shah among others. What is ironic is that these revelations were not new, but the truth was that they were never probed. Several officials who have worked in Kashmir blamed soft policies and appeasement for such a lacklustre approach.

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BSNL postpaid mobile services to be restored first in Jammu and Kashmir

New Delhi, Oct 09: The decision to withdraw the advisory for tourists visiting Jammu and Kashmir will soon be followed by a decision to restore mobile services. The government is set to restore postpaid mobile services in the Valley.

The government is yet to fix a date for this but is expected to do so in the next two to three days. This would be done in a phased manner, an official told OneIndia.

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Beat it and slice it: Here’s why it’s time for balkanisation of Pakistan

indo-pak-flagsAfter the abrogation of Article 370, is it the right time for balkanisation of Pakistan? And how does India benefit?

It goes without saying that Pakistan has over the years earned the notorious reputation of being the world’s largest incubator of jihad. The Foreign Policy magazine ranks Pakistan on the top 10 list of failed states.

With flawed boundaries and an unholy nexus between Islamic extremism and military rule, there is no doubt Pakistan is on a self-destruct mode and verge of a collapse. One of the biggest talking points over the years for Pakistan has been Kashmir. It would not be wrong to say that the country has benefited for long thanks to a weak policy by India, which felt the need to have a more inclusive approach. This meant appeasement of local politicians and worse, the separatists of the Valley.

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Stay low now, then strike in spectacular fashion, Pakistan advises terrorists in Valley

kashmir-securityNew Delhi, Oct 08: An Intelligence Bureau report has stated that a large number of terrorists have slipped into the Valley and are attempting to re-group. This led to a very state of alert in the Valley, which has been under restrictions since the abrogation of Article 370 on August 5.

The terrorists from the Jaish-e-Mohammad have been told to lie low for sometime before launching a spectacular attack in the Valley, the IB has also said. In addition to this, the intelligence has also reported the presence of terrorists from the Hizbul Mujahideen and Lashkar-e-Tayiba as well.

No trust in Pakistan: Why the JKLF led Azadi march turned out to be a damp squib in PoK

New Delhi, Oct 07: The Azadi march from the various locations in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) to the Line of Control turned out to be damp squib. Indian officials who were keeping a close watch on the march said that there were hardly around 4,000 to 5,000 people who turned up for the march as against the estimated 1 lakh.

Tension between India and Pakistan escalated after New Delhi revoked Jammu and Kashmir’s special status on August 5.

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Doval in Saudi Arabia: Crown Prince express understanding over India’s J&K move

New Delhi, Oct 03: National Security Advisor, Ajit Doval would visited Saudi Arabia held discussions with Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman. Apart from discussions on a host of regional issues, the focus was on Kashmir, sources told OneIndia. The decision of the Centre to abrogate Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir topped the discussions.

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Ajit Doval visits Saudi Arabia: Regional issues, countering Pak’s Kashmir narrative on the cards

New Delhi, Oct 02: National Security Advisor, Ajit Doval would visit Saudi Arabia today and would hold discussions with Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman.

Apart from discussions on a host of regional issues, the focus would also be Kashmir, sources tell OneIndia. The decision of the Centre to abrogate Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir would top the discussions.

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8 sorties in 10 days: Pakistan dropping arms with heavy lifting drones in Punjab

drones-armsNew Delhi, Sep 25: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh said that recent incidents of Pakistan-origin drones dropping consignments of arms and ammunition is a new and serious dimension on Pakistan’s sinister designs in the aftermath of Article 370 being abrogated.

He urged the Home Minister to solve this problem at the earliest. The statement comes in the wake of a serious concern being reported in Punjab, where heavy lifting drones have found to be dropping a large number of AK-47 rifles and grenades from across the border.

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Training on Central laws, schemes set to get underway in Jammu and Kashmir

New Delhi, Sep 20: With Article 370 being abrogated and Jammu and Kashmir all set to become a Union Territory on October 31, 2019, the Centre has initiated a host of programmes to make officials aware of the new laws.

One such programme is called the sarpanch training in which the Centre would impart training on the new laws and also the developmental schemes. This is aimed at ensuring that the officials are well versed with the new laws and schemes so that they can take it to the people, a top Home Ministry official told OneIndia.

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From inciting locals to violating freedom of speech: Why PSA for Farooq Abdullah is needed

New Delhi, Sep 18: The decision to change from preventive detention to Public Safety Act (PSA) was taken on Sunday while detaining former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister, Farooq Abdullah.

While the decision has come in for criticism by the opposition parties, sources tell OneIndia that it was absolutely necessary in the interest of law and order. While under preventive detention, he was meeting people and advising them on the next course of action.

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