Despite Growing Militant Deaths, Another Kashmir Youth Picks up Arms, Joins Militancy

March 31

Despite growing encounters and repeated verbal attempts of the Army and Director General of Jammu Kashmir  Police, 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 191 Local youth have picked up arms last 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 Shakir Ahmed Paul son of  Abdul Gani Paul, a resident of  Moolu in Nagbal area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district.

Locals told The Kashmiriyat that Shakir popularly known as Owais who has completed his B.A degree and also holds a Diploma in computer education, had left home a few 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 Hizb ul Mujahideen.

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.