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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2,000 ceasefire violations, 500 terrorists wait to infiltrate: Pakistan’s plans exposed

loc1New Delhi, Oct 12: This year, according to officials, Pakistan has violated the ceasefire along the LoC over 2,000 times, leaving 21 Indians dead and scores injured.

India has repeatedly called upon Pakistan to ask its forces to adhere to the 2003 ceasefire agreement between the two countries to maintain peace along the LoC and the International Border.

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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