Slain terrorist Junaid recruited Kashmir youth into Hizbul in exchange for drugs

junaid-sehraiNew Delhi, May 20: In a major hit, the Indian security forces shot dead top Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist, Junaid Sehrai. Junaid, the son of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat chairman, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai was killed in an encounter that took place at Nawa Kadal in Srinagar’s downtown area.

Ashraf Sarai, who is a hardliner was elected after his predecessor, Syed Ali Shah Geelani relinquished his post in 2018. Sehrai was the general secretary of the organisation since its formation in 2004.

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How Kashmir’s separatists are wiping out a generation by facilitating drug trade and abuse

img_0053New Delhi, July 17: With a turnover of 500 billion dollars, the drug industry is only third to the petroleum industry and arms trade. In India Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir are the two major entry points for drugs coming in from Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Towards the end of June 2019, a truck from Pakistan came into India with 523 grams of heroin valued at Rs 2,600 crore. This was a major bust and investigations found that the consignment dropped off at Attari was meant to be transported to Jammu and Kashmir.

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Independence Day terror: Kashmir youth with 8 grenades arrested in Delhi

New Delhi, Aug 6: A Kashmiri youth has been arrested with explosives while he was coming into New Delhi from Jammu. The youth has been identified as Arfan Wani.

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How romanticising terrorist funerals in Kashmir has led youth to take up arms

Terrorists are a problem, no doubt, but their funerals are a bigger headache. In recent times, one has witnessed huge gatherings at funerals of terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir.

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85 and counting: Several Kashmiri youth make a beeline for the Hizbul Mujahideen

Hizbul_Mujahideen_logoSrinagar, Sept 15: There is still no clarity on the 85 youth who have gone missing from South of Kashmir since the unrest in Jammu and Kashmir began. Although some locals have cried foul over this episode, Intelligence Bureau officials maintain that all are alive and with the Hizbul Mujahideen.
Efforts are on to track these people, but the intercepts do clearly suggest that they have joined the Hizbul Mujahideen, the Intelligence Bureau official said. It appears as though these people were inspired by Burhan Wani, the Hizbul Mujahideen commander who was killed in an encounter on July 8, 2016.

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