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The Kashmir Conflict

Discussion in 'Internal Affairs' started by desiman, Jun 23, 2010.

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  1. stephen cohen

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    6 terrorists killed in Kashmir, 2 LeT commander, Lakhvi Nephew among killed.

    Can't tell how happy and proud this news makes me.

    #JaiHind
     
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    Six killed in shooutout in held Kashmir
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    A file photo of Indian forces in held Kashmir. PHOTO: AFP

    SRINAGAR: Five freedom fighters and an air force commando were killed during a fierce gunbattle Saturday in Indian-occupied Kashmir which also left another soldier injured, the Indian army said.

    The shootout began when soldiers cordoned a neighbourhood in the northern area of Hajin after a tip-off that ‘militants’ were hiding there, said army spokesperson Colonel Rajesh Kalia.

    “Five militants have been killed in the operation,” Kalia said. “One IAF (India Air Force) soldier was martyred and another army soldier was injured.”

    Indian-occupied Kashmir’s top footballer joins freedom movement

    On Friday a ‘militant’ and a police officer were killed in the outskirts of the main city of Srinagar during a brief shootout.

    Freedom fighters have for decades fought Indian soldiers and paramilitaries deployed in the disputed region, demanding independence or a merger with Pakistan.

    The fighting has left tens of thousands, mostly civilians, dead.
    https://tribune.com.pk/story/1562079/3-six-killed-shooutout-held-kashmir/

    Best of all read the comments section
     
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    LeT terrorists who Got Killed In #Hajin Gunfight, Identified as; Abu Mehmood - Div Cdr, LeT, Abu Kital, Abu Maviya, Abu Zargam (not positively identified), Abu Ummer, Osama Jaani & Nephew of Zakir ur Rehman Lakvi.

    The Recovery From LeT terrorists:
    1. AK 47- 6, Magazine 22, Bullets 565
    2. UBGL -1, 3 Gren
    3. Hand Grenade - 10
    4. Icom Set -one
    5. Compass -two
    6. Matrix -three

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    Army and J&K Police present Majid Khan, a footballer-turned militant, to the media at a a joint press conference at Awantipora in Pulwama district of South Kashmir on November 17, 2017. | Photo Credit: PTI

    http://www.thehindu.com/news/nation...option-to-local-militants/article20555586.ece

    “We are after foreign terrorists. At the same time, we want to give chance to local boys to surrender... I hope mothers of other militants too will ask them to rejoin the mainstream,” J&K DGP S.P. Vaid said.

    With a fresh surrender policy being framed by the government, the Army and the J&K Police, in a joint appeal on Sunday, asked all local militants to give up arms and assured them “full cooperation” to join the mainstream. Over 130 local militants are still active in the Valley.

    “We are after foreign terrorists. We want to give the local boys a chance to surrender. The return of Majid Khan (who had joined the Lashkar-e-Taiba) will start a new phase. I hope mothers of other militants will follow suit [in making an appeal]. I foresee a violence-free and disturbance-free Kashmir soon,” said J&K DGP S.P. Vaid.

    He was addressing a press conference with Lt. Gen. J.S. Sandhu, the General Officer Commanding of the Army’s 15 Corps; A.S. Raju, GOC, Victor Force; Kashmir Inspector General of Police Muneer Khan; and the IG Operations, CRPF, Zulfikar Hassan.

    They said local militants could use the helpline if they want to come back. A police official said the government has taken inputs from all security agencies to frame the fresh policy


    Earlier, the surrender policy was limited to those who crossed the Line of Control into Pakistan-occupied Kashmir in the early 1990s and were stuck there.

    The new surrender policy is considering provision of “passports and jobs to any local youth who gives up the gun” and “support for his full assimilation into society,” official sources said.

    Meanwhile, parents of two more militants — Ashiq Hussain Bhat from Shopian and Manzoor Ahmad Baba from Pulwama — have appealed through the media to their sons to give up militancy and rejoin the family.

    Around 60 boys have already been “brought back into the fold”, said the police. At least 190 militants have been killed this year. Of these, 66 were locals. “There is a remarkable change in the situation. The agitation that peaked earlier this year has been brought under control,” said GOC Sandhu. On the Hajin operation, in which six LeT militants were killed on Saturday, DGP Vaid said, “These militants killed [former counter-insurgency personnel] Rashid Billa and Ramzan Parray, an officer, and attempted a fidayeen attack in Bandipora.”

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    124 militants/terrorists are from out of Kashmir which means who are not from Gilgit, Baltistan and Kashmir valley. so from where these 124 militants are really from ?

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    Posted at: Nov 20, 2017, 12:52 AM; last updated: Nov 20, 2017, 12:52 AM (IST)
    3 Jaish militants held in Budgam
    http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/jammu-kashmir/3-jaish-militants-held-in-budgam/500292.html


    Srinagar, November 19

    Three Jaish-e-Mohammed militants were arrested in central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Saturday evening, the police said. The militants have been identified as Mohammad Maqbool Malla and Gowher Ahmad, both from Bandzoo, and Azad Ahmad Lone from Lalhar, Pulwama.

    They were arrested by a naka party in Budgam on Saturday, the police said. Following an intelligence input, a checkpoint was established by men of the Special Operations Group of the J&K Police, 53 Rashtriya Rifles and 43 Battalion CRPF.

    During checking, security personnel spotted some suspicious activity in a vehicle, a senior police officer said. As the vehicle was intercepted, one of the militants tried to lob a grenade.

    Before he could act, he was apprehended along with his two associates, he said. One pistol, an SLR and three hand grenades were recovered from the trio, he said. — TNS Petrol bomb hurled Srinagar: A petrol bomb was hurled at security forces on Sunday afternoon in Srinagar’s Parimpora locality, the police said.

    The petrol bomb was hurled at security men when they were withdrawing after a law and order duty from the area. “No one was injured in the attack,” a police officer said. TNS

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    Army men conduct a search in Pulwama. Tribune file photo
    http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/ja...ns-backbone-of-counter-insurgency/500290.html

    The cordon and search operations, known famously by the abbreviated form CASO, has become the main feature of a rigorous counter-insurgency campaign of security forces since it was reintroduced six months ago.

    The CASO was reintroduced in the region in May after 15 years as the security forces struggled to gain dominance over vast swathes in districts of south Kashmir, where militants had created safe havens behind a shield of a sympathetic local population.

    The introduction of CASO meant back to basics of counter-insurgency: Rushing troops and sealing off villages to destabilise the ground for militants, push them on a run and on to a vulnerable turf. In the past six months, the security forces have carried out hundreds of such search operations — most of them in south Kashmir districts.

    The largest CASO involved hundreds of policemen and soldiers who carried out several simultaneous cordon and search operations in multiple villages of Shopian district, one of the most difficult zone for the security forces in the region.

    The state police chief, Shesh Paul Vaid, told The Tribune that the reintroduction of CASO was a result of last year’s unrest which had hampered precise intelligence gathering against militants and temporarily halted surgical operations.

    The CASO brought instant results as security forces killed 190 militants this year so far. “It also brought to the fore a great level of synergy between various security agencies,” Vaid said.

    Hesaid on an average 10 CASOs were being carried out every day in Kashmir for the past six months. The last week’s CASO, one of the longest as it continued for four days, in the Qazigund area of south Kashmir generated a huge success for the security forces as one militant was killed and three were arrested.

    The operation was carried out over a landscape of six or seven kilometres, a police official said. Superintendent of Police, Shopian, Ambarkar Shriram, who oversaw some of the complicated operations, said such operations were carried out in a “systematic manner” with pre-assigned roles to the troops.

    A routine CASO involves multi-layer cordons and tasks, like inner cordon, outer cordon, search parties and evacuation parties, the official said. “The biggest challenge is to save innocent lives. Once a militant is trapped, then there is no match because our forces are professionally superior,” he said. Two more mothers appeal On Saturday, two more families from south Kashmir appealed to newly recruited militants to come back.

    The mother of Manzoor Ahmad, 20, who has reportedly joined the militant ranks from Pulwama, had made a passionate appeal, in a video that surfaced on social media, to her son to return. In another video on social media, a Shopian woman appealed to her son to come back. “We will either consume poison or lock our house and run away, if you don’t return,” said Fehmeeda, mother of Ashiq Bhat

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    CRPF IG, Zulfiquar Hasan

    http://www.thehindu.com/news/nation...ants-return/article20587839.ece?homepage=true

    The Central Reserve Police Force is one of the main central forces deployed in the state for counter-insurgency operations.
    The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has thrown open its helpline (1441) for local militants willing to surrender to establish contact, CRPF Inspector General Zulfiquar Hasan told The Hindu on Monday.

    Mr. Hasan, IG Operations in Srinagar said the helpline, launched earlier this year, has received more than 70,000 calls. “Since it is an established helpline, we decided that it should be used to help the local militants return home. We will guide them,” he said.

    Foreign militants in Kashmir Valley would not be spared but security forces would pull out all the stops to ensure that the local boys who have joined terror groups come back to the mainstream, Mr. Hasan said.

    The CRPF is one of the main central forces deployed in Jammu and Kashmir for counter-insurgency operations.

    “We are going to use the return of footballer Majeed Khan as an example to persuade other boys who have joined the terror groups,” Mr. Hasan said. Mr. Khan who had joined the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) returned home after a video clip of an appeal by his mother went viral online.

    The officer said the Centre has increased the civic action programme budget of the CRPF significantly this year.

    “We are focussing on sports and are in touch with schools and colleges to organise tournaments. We have used the budget to construct basketball courts in some schools,” he said.

    The officer said that as per the J&K police 60 boys had been weaned from militancy. “Following Majeed’s case, two more families have also appealed for their sons to return,” he said.

    A senior Home Ministry official said that as of now 200 militants remained active in the Valley. On Sunday, J&K DGP S.P. Vaid had said that 190 terrorists had been killed this year and of them 66 were local boys.

    As per a new surrender policy the State was considering provision of “passports and jobs to any local youth who gives up the gun” and “support for his full assimilation into society.”

    Another official said that fresh recruitment of local boys by terrorist groups was going on primarily in South Kashmir districts.
     
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    194×72 Woohries so far in 2017.:biggthumpup:
     
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    http://www.thehindu.com/news/nation...a-encounter/article20609368.ece?homepage=true
    Srinagar, November 21, 2017 10:12 IST
    Updated: November 21, 2017 10:18 IST

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    A file picture of Army jawans rushing towards an encounter site in Handwara district, in Kashmir. | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement


    Security forces launched a search operation in the area following information about presence of militants there
    Three Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants were killed on Tuesday in a gun battle with security forces in Handwara area of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

    Security forces launched a search operation at Magam in Handwara area of Kupwara District in north Kashmir following information about presence of militants there, a police official said.

    He said three Lashkar ultras have been killed.

    The operation was going on when reports last came in.
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    The three neutralised terrorists were all Pakistanis, informed DGP Jammu and Kashmir Police SP Vaid.

    By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 21, 2017 12:43 pm
    http://indianexpress.com/article/in...ashmir-pakistani-terrorists-handwara-4947436/


    Three Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists have been neutralised in Magam area of Handwara district in North Kashmir, informed Director General of Police (DGP) of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday morning. He also said that all the three terrorists were Pakistanis.

    Divulging details about the encounter, Inspector General of Police (IGP) (Kashmir) Munir Khan said the operation started at midnight on specific information of terrorists hiding.

    “It was a joint operation of CRPF, Police and Army. Terrorists who were hiding in a house, were asked to surrender but they kept firing.Three Pakistani LeT terrorists were killed, arms and ammunition were recovered,” Khan told news agency ANI.”Pakistan is trying hard to push as many militants as they can across the LoC and anytime snowfall will start, so, this is the time we should be very alert,” he added.

    By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 21, 2017 8:38 pm
    Senior army officers display arms and ammunition recovered from slain militants at Magam in Handwara area of Kupwara district. (Express Photo By Shuaib Masoodi)
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    Army soldiers return from encounter site at Magam in Handwara area of Kupwara district. (Express Photo By Shuaib Masoodi)


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    http://www.hindustantimes.com/india...-in-kupwara/story-aIjbMeqXyBvMcAK4i3A0XK.html

    Security forces have killed 21 militants in November in sustained anti-militancy operations
    india Updated: Nov 21, 2017 19:20 IST
    Hindustan Times, Srinagar

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    A joint team of security forces engaged militants in Gujarpati Zurhama Kupwara (Forest area) Tuesday afternoon(HT Photo)

    One soldier was killed and another was injured in a gun battle with militants in Gujarpati Zurhama Kupwara (Forest area) in north Kashmir Tuesday afternoon.

    Confirming the fatality inspector General of police Kashmir Muneer Khan said that the encounter started after a joint team of security forces cordoned off the forest area in the afternoon following specific information about presence of militants.

    “One soldier was killed and one was injured in the encounter,” Khan said.

    Earlier in the day three foreign militants were killed in a separate encounter in Kupwara.

    According to officials 21 militants have been killed in November so far.

    While security forces have said that they would not scale down anti-militancy operations, they have also repeatedly appealed to appealed to militants, particularly the local ones, to surrender and have assured that they would be helped to reintegrate into the society.

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    http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/jammu-kashmir/governor-briefed-on-situation-along-loc/501323.html

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    16 Corps GOC Lt Gen Saranjit Singh with Governor NN Vohra at Raj Bhawan in Jammu on Tuesday. Tribune photo


    Tribune News Service
    Jammu, November 21


    Lt Gen Saranjit Singh, General Officer Commanding (GOC), 16 Corps, today called on Governor NN Vohra at Raj Bhawan here. He briefed him about the security situation in his area, particularly along the Line of Control (LoC).

    The Governor discussed with the GOC issues relating to effective internal security management in the hinterland and further strengthening of the counter-infiltration grid.

    Brig MM Harjai (retired), Chief Administrative Officer of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Super-Specialty Hospital, also called on the Governor today.

    Harjai briefed the Governor about all aspects of the hospital’s functioning, particularly about the increasing number of outdoor and indoor patients, number of diagnostic tests conducted and the number of major surgeries performed since the hospital was inaugurated by the Prime Minister in April 2016.

    The Governor stressed the need to ensure optimum use of the state-of-the-art diagnostic and other infrastructure available in the hospital for providing best healthcare to the patients.

    Former Chief Secretary and former Member Legislative Council BR Kundal too called on the Governor here. The Governor and Kundal discussed various important issues of public importance, including the functioning of the administrative apparatus, importance of ensuring transparency and accountability in all spheres of functioning and the need for speeding up the implementation of development schemes and programmes.

    Appreciating Kundal’s concerns, the Governor urged him to vigorously continue his endeavours for promoting the people’s welfare.

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    http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/jammu-kashmir/terror-threat-leh-airport-security-up/501325.html

    Jammu, November 21

    The security at the strategic Leh airport in the Ladakh region has been heightened after intelligence inputs about possible terror strikes.

    Although the police have sought to downplay the “panic” over the inputs, sources said the security agencies guarding the airport have been put on maximum alert following the reports that militants might target the airport.

    “Every airport in the country is vulnerable to security threats. It would be wrong to comments on the reports which have not been confirmed by the security agencies. Still, we are maintaining a tight vigil as we cannot afford any sort of complacency,” said a senior Leh-based police officer.

    The Leh airport is one of the world’s highest airports at 10,683 feet above sea level. It is being used both by Army and civilians and witnesses heavy rush. The airport assumes significance as Ladakh shares boundaries with China and Pakistan while itremains cut off from the rest of the state for almost six winter months.

    As per Airports Authority of India estimates, the domestic tourist footfall at Leh airport is likely to touch 7.5 lakh a year by 2022-23.

    Abdul Khaliq, DSP, Anti-Hijack, Leh airport, downplayed any “terror threat”, saying: “It was an old input, there is nothing new it. We had received an input in summer but since then, there has been no fresh input. At the time of input, we had upgraded the security apparatus and it is currently well placed as well”. — TNS
     
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    Press Trust of India, Srinagar, Nov 22 2017, 14:49 IST
    http://www.deccanherald.com/content/644180/soldier-killed-gunbattle-militants-kupwara.html
    A soldier was killed today in an encounter between security forces and militants in Keran sector of Kupwara district in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.

    The gun-battle broke out at Choken Post in Keran sector near the Line of Control at around 7.30 am, they said, adding a soldier was killed in the exchange of firing between the two sides.

    The operation was going on when reports last came in, the officials added.

    http://www.deccanherald.com/content/644180/trooper-militant-killed-gunfight-near.html

    An army man and a militant were killed in a brief encounter near the Line of Control (LoC) in the Keran sector of north Kashmir's Kupwara district on Wednesday.

    Sources said soldiers of army's 9-Sikh Li were patrolling near the Chunkan Post in Keran sector when they came under heavy fire from militants around 1.45 pm. The armymen retaliated and in the exchange of fire, three soldiers sustained injuries, one of whom later succumbed to the injuries.

    Defence spokesperson Colonel Rajesh Kalia said it was an infiltration bid, which was foiled by Indian troops. "One terrorist was killed in the operation, while one soldier was martyred and two others injured," he said.

    The slain armyman has been identified as Sandeep Singh of 9-Sikh Li. Sources said additional reinforcements of army's paratroopers have been rushed to the spot and searches are underway.

    The incident comes a day after three militants and a trooper were killed in two separate encounters in the same district.

    Security forces have killed nearly 200 militants across the Valley this year. Out of these, over 80 were locals while 115 were foreign terrorists.

    Of the 115 foreign terrorists, 66 terrorists were killed near the LoC (Line of Control) while infiltrating.

    In the wake of the rising casualties, army sources said the militants from across the LoC are making desperate attempts to ensure maximum infiltration before the traditional routes wre closed by the snow.

    "The army expects infiltration and the coming weeks will be tough from the security point of view. Terrorist infrastructure is in intact across the LoC, on the LoC and in the hinterland," they said.
     
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    9 narcotic smugglers arrested; narcotics worth crores, Rs 24.23 lakh in cash seized in J&K

    Jammu, Nov 24 (UNI) Terming it ‘surgical strike’ on drug peddlers, Jammu and Kashmir Police on Friday claimed to have seized narcotics worth crores alongwith cash of Rs 25 lakh and arrested nine persons in separate incidents across Jammu region.

    "Jammu and Kashmir Police have achieved a major success in its fight against drugs when during a series of raids in different parts of Jammu city and its surrounding areas, four persons were arrested with 15.3-kg heroine and Rs 24.23 lakh cash," S D Singh Jamwal, Inspector General of Police, Jammu Zone, told reporters here this afternoon. He said that besides cash, two cars have also been seized during the raids and added, ‘’the total value of the seized heroine is more than Rs 75 crores in international market’’
     
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    http://www.hindustantimes.com/india...rity-forces/story-MN7eJ0OAMK8Ocml2JepoxM.html

    The army on Friday claimed it has arrested a Pakistani militant belonging to the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) from a forest area in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

    “A Pakistani LeT terrorist was apprehended in a joint operation by Army and JKP in Magam forest today,” an army spokesman confirmed.

    Although the army has not revealed the identity of the militant, sources said the militant is a Pakistan national named Amir aged around 20 years.

    One AK-47 along with ammunition was also seized from him.


    On Tuesday, three militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in the same area.

    Security forces in Kashmir have been unrelenting in their drive against militants, killing more than 200 of them including some of the top leadership, in the current year so far.

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    Dineshwar Sharma visits the Talwara migrant camp. Tribune photo

    http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/ja...affected-families-of-jammu-region/503404.html

    Tribune News Service

    Jammu, November 25

    Centre’s Special Representative on Jammu and Kashmir Dineshwar Sharma on Saturday visited Talwara area of Reasi district and interacted with the militancy-affected families of Jammu region putting up in a migrant camp there.

    Sharma heard the issues of the Jammu migrants and took stock of the amenities available in the camp.

    He is scheduled to meet various political, social and other delegations in Jammu in the afternoon.

    Before leaving for the Kashmir Valley on Sunday, Sharma will visit the people living in the areas along the Line of Control and International Border to take stock of their issues.

    On Friday, Sharma called on Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and Governor NN Vohra in Jammu and discussed various issues on the current scenario of the state and the recent confidence-building measures taken by the Centre for the state.

    Sharma also visited Jagti Migrant Township in Nagrota on the outskirts of Jammu city and met Kashmiri Pandit migrants there.

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    http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/jammu-kashmir/sharma-arrives-in-jammu-meets-pandits/503072.html
    Centre’s interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma during a meeting with Governor NN Vohra at Raj Bhawan in Jammu on Friday. Tribune Photo

    Tribune News Service/ PTI

    Jammu, November 24

    The Centre’s special representative on Jammu and Kashmir Dineshwar Sharma today visited the Jagti township, the largest settlement of the displaced Kashmiri Pandits here, and met people to understand their problems.

    He visited several households in the area where people apprised him of their problems, officials said. Sharma, who visited Srinagar and Jammu earlier this month, will be in the state for the next four days.

    Sharma met nearly 15 delegations of displaced Kashmir Pandits at Jagti township in Jammu. Earlier upon reaching Jammu, he straightway went to Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti’s residence, where he had a 25-minute meeting with her.

    Sharma’s meeting with Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti is significant as the Central government has already initiated a slew of measures, including amnesty for first-time stone throwers, to improve the situation in the Kashmir valley.

    The officials said Sharma would also meet people who came from West Pakistan immediately after Partition in 1947 and settled in Jammu. There are nearly three lakh such people.

    Besides, he will visit camps housing those displaced from their homes in border villages to understand their plight and ensure that they are properly rehabilitated.

    Around 60,000 Kashmiri Pandit families migrated in 1990 after the onset of militancy. Of these, 39,000 families live in various camps in Jammu.

    Discusses with Governor geopolitical developments

    Dineshwar Sharma, the Centre’s special representative on J&K, met Governor NN Vohra at Raj Bhawan for over an hour in Jammu on Friday. They discussed the significant geopolitical developments in the region since the latter’s last visit to the state.

    Pandits want to return to Kashmir with ‘dignity’

    Even as the Centre has ruled out composite township for displaced Pandits in the Valley, all delegations which met Dineshwar Sharma demanded settlement in Kashmir. Pandit representatives demanded return to their native places with “dignity and honour”.
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    The recovered heroin and cash in Jammu. Inderjeet Singh

    http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/jammu-kashmir/15-3-kg-of-heroin-seized-four-held/503073.html

    Tribune News Service

    Jammu, November 24

    Calling it a “surgical strike” against drug peddlers, the J&K Police today recovered largest-ever haul of 15.3 kg of heroin, worth Rs 75 crore in international market, along with Rs 24.23 lakh in cash here.

    In a press conference here today, Inspector General of Police (IGP), Jammu, SD Jamwal, said the police achieved a major success in its fight against drugs, as it had recovered 15.3 kg of heroin along with Rs 24.23 lakh cash. The police have also arrested four accused and seized two vehicles during a raid in Jammu.

    “It is the largest-ever haul from drug peddlers. We can also call it a ‘surgical strike’ by the state police against drugs. The total value of the seized heroin is more than Rs 75 crore in the international market,” the IGP said. “Our drive against drug peddlers will continue,” he added.

    He said four FIRs had been registered at Gangyal and Gandhi Nagar police stations under Sections 8, 21 and 22 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act.

    The four accused, who had been arrested, are Rakesh Kumar, alias Bobby; Sanjeev Sharma, alias Sanjay; Ashtyaq Ahmed; and Sunny Kumar.

    After getting a specific intelligence, the operation was launched by SDPO Rafiq Manhas and the SHO, Gandhi Nagar, under the supervision of SSP, Jammu, Vivek Gupta.

    In a related development, a Poonch police team recovered 50 kg of poppy husk from a truck, coming from Kashmir on Mughal Road. Two accused, Jasdev Singh and Balvinder Khan, have been arrested in this connection.

    In another operation on Thursday, the police recovered 2.7 kg of charas from a Tavera, travelling from Srinagar to Jammu. One Momin Ahmed Dar was arrested and a case has been registered.

    ‘Largest-ever haul’

    It is the largest-ever haul from drug peddlers. We can also call it a ‘surgical strike’ by the state police against drugs. The total value of the seized heroin is more than Rs 75 crore in the international market. — SD Jamwal, IGP, Jammu

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    Majid Jahangir

    Tribune News Service

    Srinagar, November 24

    A Special Investigation Team of the J&K Police has accused the Army of not cooperating with it in a probe to trace the whereabouts of a Kupwara man missing since August 31.

    The government had constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT), headed by Additional Superintendent of Police, Kupwara, to trace the whereabouts of Manzoor Khan, a resident of Devar Lolab in Kupwara. Manzoor was detained by the Army along with another local Nasrullah Khan on August 31. While Nasrullah was released, Manzoor continues to remain missing.

    “Multiple communications have been made with the Army authorities with regard to securing the presence of the Army personnel allegedly involved in the offence, but so far they have not appeared before the SIT,” read a status report submitted by the police in the Jammu and Kashmir High Court.

    The Army has already ordered a Court of Inquiry, which is underway.

    The High Court was today informed by the government that the SIT had visited the crime scene and also recorded the statements of witnesses. The report said that the investigation into the case was going on and strenuous efforts were being made to ascertain Manzoor’s whereabouts.

    As protests rocked Kupwara after Manzoor went missing in August, General Officer Commanding, Chinar Corps, Lt Gen JS Sandhu had visited the district, where he had said a joint inquiry team of the police and the Army was investigating the case.

    Manzoor’s brother had filed a petition before the High Court through advocate Nasir Qadri seeking his whereabouts.

    In it status report, the police said that Jalal Din Khan had lodged a written complaint stating that he along with his nephew Manzoor and his sister Parveena had gone to Trimokha Behk, where they used to stay in summer.

    “Manzoor went to the Army post sentry for making an entry. However, Manzoor did not come out of the camp, but was taken inside the camp by Major Nishant Kumar,” the family said in its complaint.

    As the two kept waiting, the family of Nasrullah Khan of Diver, detained by the Army in the same camp on the same day, were also inquiring about him.

    “In the meantime, locals gathered near the camp and created a hue and cry as a result of which Nasrullah was released after severe torture. Manzoor Khan is still under wrongful confinement of the Army, which intends to kill him,” the family complaint said.

    Kupwara resident was detained on August 31
    • The government had constituted a Special Investigation Team, headed by Additional Superintendent of Police, Kupwara, to trace the whereabouts of Manzoor Khan, a resident of Devar Lolab in Kupwara
    • Manzoor was detained by the Army along with another local Nasrullah Khan on August 31. While Nasrullah was released, Manzoor continues to remain missing
     
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    A few shots were heard late Saturday evening near the house of Congress leader Imtiyaz Parray in Bandipora district.
    india Updated: Nov 26, 2017 12:34 IST
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    Militants attacked a Congress leader’s house in Jammu and Kashmir’s Bandipora district on late Saturday, officials said on Sunday.

    Police said a few shots were heard on late Saturday evening near the house of Imtiyaz Parray, Congress leader and the son of slain counter-insurgent commander, Kuka Parray, in Hajin area in Bandipora district.

    “We are ascertaining the facts,” police said. Imtiyaz Parray, who was at home when the attack took place, said the militants opened fire and also hurled a grenade at his home.

    “Fortunately, nobody was hurt,” said Parray.

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    The Centre’s special envoy on Kashmir, Dineshwar Sharma, on Sunday paid his maiden visit to Pulwama district in South Kashmir, an area which was the epicentre of last year’s unrest in the Valley.

    The 61-year-old Sharma arrived here from Jammu and met around 12 delegations which comprised youths and students from the area, an official said.

    An all-girls delegation also met Sharma and urged him to improve the education sector and create avenues for employment in the state.

    Some of the youth delegations requested Sharma for an early and impartial probe into the arrest of photojournalist Kamran Yousuf by NIA, the official said.

    He said Sharma was likely to visit Anantnag district in South Kashmir on Monday.

    The delegations also highlighted that the national media, especially electronic media, was portraying Kashmir in bad light and urged him to ensure immediate end to this biased coverage.

    Some of the groups also claimed excesses by the security forces.

    Earlier, the Centre’s special envoy on Kashmir, visited Kashmiri Pandit camps in Jammu. He visited Jagti area, the largest township of the displaced Kashmiri Pandits and met people to understand their problems.

    Sharma, a former Intelligence Bureau chief, was appointed as the Centre’s interlocutor on October 23 to hold talks with all stakeholders in an effort to find lasting peace in parts of Kashmir.

    Around 60,000 Kashmiri Pandit families migrated in 1990 after the onset of militancy. Of these, 39,000 families based themselves in various camps in Jammu.

    Sharma’s interactions with youths and students in Pulwama is considered as a high point of his visit to the Valley.

    Pulwama along with Anantnag was the epicentre of unrest following the encounter killing of Hizbul Mujahideen’s poster boy Burhan Wani on July 8 last year.

    Pulwama also earned the notorious distinction of being the nerve centre of militancy with anti-insurgency operations being launched on a war footing in the area.

    After his first visit to Kashmir Valley, Sharma suggested that cases against 4,500 youths involved in stone pelting for the first time be dropped in a bid to win hearts.

    Over 11,500 cases against stone pelters have been registered since July last year following Wani’s death. Of these, over 4,500 youths were first-time stone pelters.

    In a bid to resolve the Valley’s electricity crisis, especially during winters, Sharma also took the initiative of providing additional 300 MW to Kashmir this year.
     
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    http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/ja...n-petrol-bomb-attack-in-jk-police/504377.html

    Srinagar, November 27

    A CRPF jawan received minor injuries in a petrol bomb attack by miscreants in the Safakadal area of the city on Monday, the police said.

    Unidentified miscreants hurled a petrol bomb at the CRPF personnel deployed on law-and-order duty at the Malik Angan locality of Safakadal, resulting in minor injuries to one of the jawans, a police official said.

    The injured jawan was taken to the police hospital here, from where he was discharged after receiving first aid, he added. — PTI

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    Delhi court today sent an alleged Pakistani Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist, arrested along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir. PTI Image for Representation

    A Delhi court today sent an alleged Pakistani Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist, arrested along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir recently, to ten-day custody of the National Investigation Agency.

    The accused, identified as Mohammed Amir Awan, was arrested by the Army on November 24 from Handwara area of North Kashmir during an intensive search launched after an encounter in the area on November 21 that had left three alleged Lashkar militants dead. One soldier was also killed during the encounter.

    The accused was produced by the NIA before District Judge Poonam A Bamba and the agency sought his custodial interrogation till December 8, which was allowed by the court.

    The matter was transferred to the NIA which registered a case on November 26 and took custody of the alleged terrorist.

    During initial interrogation, he identified himself as Mohammed Amir Awan whose code in the Lashkar terror group was Abu Haamaz, the NIA said.

    The accused told his interrogators that he hailed from Bardiya town near the port city of Karachi and was recruited and trained by the terror group.

    He was pushed into the Kashmir valley from Pakistan- occupied-Kashmir for carrying out attacks on various important installations in the Valley, the agency said.

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    Petrol bomb hurled at CRPF men, 1 hurt
    Tribune News Service
    Srinagar, November 27


    A CRPF jawan was injured when some unidentified persons hurled a petrol bomb at security forces deployed in Srinagar.


    “A CRPF jawan was injured after a petrol bomb was hurled by unidentified persons at the personnel deployed on law and order duty in Safa Kadal’s Malik Angan locality,” a police officer said.

    The jawan suffered minor injuries and was taken to the police hospital from where he was discharged after receiving first aid, he added.

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    Majid Jahangir
    Tribune News Service
    Srinagar, November 27


    With many militants managing to sneak into the Valley from across the Line of Control (LoC), the Army is taking “massive measures to plug the loopholes and gaps in the fence.” Despite a robust counter-infiltration grid, officials said over 80 militants, mostly from the Lashkar-e-Toiba, have managed to sneak into the Valley this year. At least 67 militants have also been killed along the LoC while trying to infiltrate.


    While the Army admitted that some infiltration had taken place largely because of the state of the LoC, they were taking major steps to plug the loopholes and gaps.

    “The state of the border, the LoC, is very difficult. It is a very difficult terrain and due to bad weather, the visibility drops phenomenally. So, some infiltration does occur and the terrorists do manage to come through. So, this is one of the situation which we do face,” General Officer Commanding of Srinagar-based 15 Corps Lt Gen JS Sandhu said. “But, I will like to assure you that we are taking very major steps to plug the loopholes and gaps along the LoC. There is a better technology being brought in for counter-infiltration.

    Smart components are being brought in. So, we will be able to achieve better success rate in counter-infiltration also.” Over the years, the Army has been using high-power cameras, thermal sensing cameras, surveillance radars and the state-of-the-art long-range reconnaissance and observatory system (LORROS) to detect movement along the LoC in J&K. These gadgets give technical data to the soldiers on ground to carry out targeted operations against infiltrators.

    The Army has also been using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to monitor the frequent infiltration routes of militants.

    Defence sources said the quality of surveillance was being upgraded along the LoC.

    “It is always our constant endeavour to improve the surveillance technology. However, no fresh induction is being done in the counter-infiltration grid,” the sources said.

    With winter intensifying fast, the Army believes that Pakistan may push more militants before the heavy snowfall cuts off the infiltration routes for the next four or five months.

    Going hi-tech along LoC

    Over the years, the Army has been using high-power cameras, thermal sensing cameras, surveillance radars and the state-of-the-art long-range reconnaissance and observatory system to detect movement along the LoC in J&K. These gadgets give technical data to the soldiers on ground to carry out targeted operations against infiltrators.

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    Jammu, November 28

    Jammu and Kashmir Police said on Tuesday that they had rescued a 15-year-old girl from neighbouring Punjab, who was abducted from Baramulla district over a week back.


    A police spokesman told IANS here: “A complaint was received from Javaid Ahmed, a resident of Tangmarg area, that his niece was abducted by one Arjun Singh, a resident of Punjab, on November 18.” Investigations revealed that the accused had abducted the girl with the help of her maternal aunt.

    “A state police team was sent to Punjab and with the help of Punjab Police the girl was rescued,” he said.

    She has been handed over to her parents following her medical examination and other legal formalities.

    “Besides the main accused, the maternal aunt of the girl has also been booked for abetting the crime,” the official said. IANS

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    Pakistani troops opened fire at Indian posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district in violation of the ceasefire, police said.

    "Pakistani troops resorted to firing in Jhangar forward area from 1845 hours to 1900 hours," a senior police officer said yesterday, adding that further details were awaited.


    Last night's violation of the ceasefire came after a lull of over a week in firing by Pakistani troops at Indian posts.


    Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire for three consecutive days between November 15 and November 17 in Jammu and Poonch districts. An Army jawan was injured in the exchange of fire in Poonch.


    On November 2, a BSF jawan was killed when Pakistan Rangers attacked a patrol party along the International Border in Samba district.


    A girl was injured when Pakistani troops opened fire from small arms along the LoC in Karmara belt of Poonch district on October 31.


    On October 18, eight civilians, including a two-year-old child, were injured in heavy Pakistani shelling in Poonch. PTI

     
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