Despite growing encounters and repeated verbal attempts of the Army and Director General of Jammu Kashmir Police, SP vaid, Militancy is showing no signs of declination.
In fact the Army General of India has been constantly asking the local Kashmiri youth to give up arms and asking people to keep their wards away from militancy.
Though Militancy is growing swiftly as more local youth are picking up arms to strengthen the Militant ranks, Figures available to The Kashmiriyat suggest that at least 135 youth have picked up arms this year.
One more youth from South Kashmir has picked arms and posed with an AK 47 rifle to tell his family that he has joined Militant ranks.
The youth has been identified as Yawar Ahmed Wani son of Ali Mohammed Wani, a resident of Bhatnoora in Shahnoora area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama District.
Locals told The Kashmiriyat that Yawar had left home four days back after which he disappeared.
The family looked for him everywhere and today his photo appeared on the social networking with him announcing his entry into the militant outfit Al Badr.
An official said that they are confirming the authenticity of the photograph.
South Kashmir districts have witnessed a surge in youth joining the Militant ranks after the encounter of Burhan Wani on July 08, 2016.
Despite the Indian Army having launched ‘Operation All Out’ and intensifying the Anti Militancy operations, the local Militancy is on rise.
Militancy this year has seen a huge rise after the three encounter that were held on a single day on April 01 in South Kashmir ending with the death of 13 local Militants.
The Himalayan region has seen large number of youth picking up arms since an armed insurgency began against the Indian rule in 1988.
Since their partition both India and Pakistan have fought three wars claiming the region in its entirety.