The security forces have in the first six months of the year gunned down over 100 terrorists in the Valley even as securing the Amarnath Yatra remains a major challenge ahead
New Delhi, Jun 14: This morning two Lashkar-e-Tayiba terrorists were killed in an encounter that took place at the Kanjiular area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian. The terrorists were identified as Jan Mohammad Lone and Tufail Ganai.
The two terrorists have. Lone was involved in the killing of Vijay Kumar a bank manager in Kulgam district.
In recent times there have been concerns about the targeted killing of Kashmiri Pandits, Hindu migrants and government employees. The task for the security forces in the Valley has been challenging in the wake of these killings.
‘Double, triple your security, be ready for target killing. You will die,’ the letter also reads.
New Delhi, May 16: In the wake of the targeted killings in Jammu and Kashmir a lesser known group called as the Lashkar-e-Islam has threatened the Kashmir pandits to leave the Union Territory.
In a letter addressed to the president of the migrant colony the group has asked all migrant and RSS agents to leave or face death. The letter also said that there is no space for Kashmiri Pandits who want another Israel in Kashmir to kill Kashmiri Muslims.
New Delhi, Apr 09: The National Investigation Agency conducted raids at 11 locations in Kashmir in connection with a case of The Resistence Front recruiting, motivating the youths of the Union Territory to carried out violent acts of Jihad.
The NIA raided 6 locations in district Srinagar, 2 in Baramulla, 1 in Awantipora, 1 in Budgam and 1 in Kulgam.
The case on hand relates to the activities of the The Resistence Front a frontal organisation of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba. The NIA said that the self-styled commander of the outfit, Sajjad Gul has been radicalising and motivating the youth of J&K to undertake violent activities. He along with his handlers in Pakistan have been recruiting youth and conducting reconnaissance of pre-determined targets apart from coordinating and transporting weapons.
New Delhi, Oct 18: The spate of civilian killings in Jammu and Kashmir continued with two non-local labourers from Bihar being killed by terrorists on Sunday. The incident on Sunday took the toll to 11 over the past 15 days.
While there has been a massive crackdown by the Indian Army and Jammu and Kashmir police, these incidents have caused a great deal of panic. These incidents have also led to an exodus of Kashmiri Pandit families who have been living in transit camps. Reports also say that several who had returned to the Valley after getting jobs under the special scheme for Kashmiri migrants have also left.
New Delhi, Feb 29: At least 100 legal occupants of apartments in Kashmiri migrants neighbourhoods in Jammu have been served show cause notices.
This exercise has been undertaken to evict such persons and accommodate genuine Kashmiri Pandit migrants in the government built flats. 93 flats are occupied in violation of norms. More than 300 applications are pending with the Relief and Rehabilitation Commissioner (Migrants) for allotment of accommodation to registered Kashmiri migrants families.
Ahmed Zargar of the Al-Umar-Mujaheedin may be a forgotten name in India today. Just to recall, he was one of the terrorists who was released in exchange during the Khandahar hijack incident along with Maulana Masood Azhar.
While Azhar returned to Pakistan and launched the Jaish-e-Mohammad, Zargar was told to lie low. Today the man responsible for killing 40 Kashmiri Pandits is back in business after being told by the ISI to relaunch his activities in Jammu and Kashmir.
Srinagar, Aug 31: “You always have had a place in our hearts. Return to Jammu and Kashmir, we are your guardians, not your enemies.” This was the message put out by Riyaz Naik, a commander of the Hizbul Mujahideen.
Following the outbreak of militancy in 1990, several Kashmiri Pandits had fled their homes in J&K.
Srinagar, Jully 11: The setting of fire to two houses belonging to Pandits at Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir has only added to the woes of security agencies.
Two abandoned houses belonging to Pandits had been torched by persons protesting the death of Abdul Burhan Wani, the Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist who was gunned down by security agencies. Officials in the state say that this could be a one off incident and may have been a result of mob fury.