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February 13

More young people are taking up arms in violence-hit Himalayan region of Jammu Kashmir, which has been the reason of three wars between Asian Nations, India and Pakistan since their independence in 1947.

State government data released on February 0 7 revealed that an increase of more than 40 percent in local youths joining militant ranks to fight Indian forces.

Some 280 local youths have joined militants in the last three years, with 126 joining in 2017, 88 in 2016 and 66 in 2015.

These numbers are higher in comparison to the previous years of  2014, when 53 Kashmiri youths took up militancy, with just 16 in 2013, 21 in 2012, 23 in 2011 and 54 in 2010.

The Indian government claims that militants fighting Indian forces in Kashmir sneak in from Pakistan and the Pakistan-administered part of Kashmir aided by Pakistan — an allegation Pakistan has consistently denied.

The idea of ‘Shahdat’ (Martyrdom) has been romanticized in Kashmir added to lack of political opportunities to resolve one of the longest standing dispute that youth are luring to the former idea.

The region has witnessed a 30-year armed insurgency to free it from Indian rule witnessed a new wave of uprising after a local militant, Burhan Wani was shot dead by Government Forces on July 8, 2016. The following five months of violence claimed 90 lives and injured 11,000.

The Home Ministry has asked Jammu and Kashmir state to formulate a surrender policy for militants and provide the young men with an economic rehabilitation program to bring them back to the mainstream, as per media reports.

At least 450 people, including civilians, militants and armed forces, were killed in the state last year, said a report by the Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society released in January. The killings of civilians were the highest ever recorded, it said.

By official records, an average of 1,500 people have been killed each year over the last 30 years in Kashmir, compared with the annual average of 1,200 killed in the Israeli-Palestine conflict since 1920.

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February 13

A fresh attack was averted by alert guards at the entrance of an Army camp in Jammu's Domana area on Tuesday.

Two motorcycle borne militants approached the entry point of the Army camp in Domana area around 4.30 a.m.

They fired towards the sentry post. As the guards retaliated the militants were forced to flee, sources in the police said.

"A search operation is now underway to trace the militants," they said.

The attack comes close on the heels of another audacious attack at the Sunjuwan army camp in Jammu on Saturday in which a group of three heavily armed militants entered the camp killing five soldiers and a civilian.

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February 13

One more Dead Body of army personnel found at Sujawan Encounter site inside the army Camp, taking the Death toll to 7 (including 6 army personal & 1 civilian).

The Government Forces have been conducting search operations inside the Army base of 36 brigade of the Jammu Kashmir Light Infantry.

As per reports, 3 Militants, 6 Army men and 1 Civilian has been killed so far in the encounter, Many Civilians also sustained injuries.

The Indian Army has called it a Fidayeen Attack and held Jaish e Muhmmad operating from other side of the LOC responsible for the attack.

Pertinently a group of Fidayeen had entered the Army compound in wee hours of the morning in Sunjwan area of Jammu.

"There is no firing on either of the sides other than some occasional gun shots being heard, " Sources told The Kashmiriyat.

However the Indian Army has said that one militant is still holed up inside the Army compound and the operation is still on.

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February 12

A gunfight broke out between militants and government forces at Karanagar area of Srinagar City on Monday morning.

A police officer told The Kashmiriyat,that two militants carrying pithu bags and armed with AK 47 appoaching towards CRPF camp of 23 bn at Karanagar was observed by the alert OP sentry who immediately open fire at around 0430 hrs.

“Immediately search operation of the camp periphery launched,” he said.

The officer said that after several hours of search operation the militants were traced and accordingly an exchange of gunfire started between the two sides.

Earlier, CRPF has claimed to have repulsed the attack, however sources said that the militants had reportedly managed to sneak inside the CRPF camp of 23 bn at Karanagar.

The police officer meanwhile told The Kashmiriyat, that it can not be ruled out that the assailants might be fidayeens.

 

LIVE UPDATES

1100: Heavy Exchange of Gunfire ensues between Militants and Government forces

1120: More Troopers rushed to the spot

1150: The Government forces have cordoned off the entire area around Karan Nagar

1130: Clashes begin between Civilians and Government forces

1202: CRPF man critically wounded during the Gunfight Succumbs to his injuries, Operation Continues.

1225: "2 militants tried to barge into CRPF headquarters in the morning. They couldn't enter the headquarters but sneaked in a building close to the HQ. 5 families have been evacuated. Operation is on," IG CRPF Ravideep Sahai

1238: CRPF jawan killed in the encounter has been identified as Mujahid Khan.

1250: More Troopers from Indian Army and SOG of Jammu Kashmir Police rushed in as At least two fidayeen militants hold up in a building inside CRPF camp premises.

1310: Clashes Intensify in Srinagar, Tear Smoke Shells being used to disperse the protesters.

1325: Firing continues between militants hold up in a building and Government Forces.

1400: Militants Allegedly cornered as Troopers move in closer to the building.

1415: Policeman Critically Injured, Shifted to the Army hospital for treatment.

1500: Mobile Internet Suspended in Srinagar.

1520: Clashes continue, spread to nearby localities around encounter site.

1530: Mehbooba Mufti calls for talks with Pakistan.

1600: Army brings in more weaponry, Troops.

1622: Lashkar e Toiba Claims responsibility of the attack, says it has nothing to do with Sunjwan Attack.

1700: LED Lights installed.

1800: Encounter is still going on, Details will soon be made available, says CRPF

1900: No Firing on either side, Silence prevails as Government forces hardly make any movement.

2000: Occasional Bullet Shots heard

2030:Heavy Firing Starts on both the sides.

2100: Sounds of Huge blasts being heard in the locality amidst heavy firing.

2130: Firing and blasts continue near the encounter side.

DAY 2

0900: After a Lull, Fresh Firing starts, Operation Intensifies

1000: 1 Militant Killed, Identity not confirmed.

1130: Firing Continues on both the sides, Encounter may be in it's final stage.

1145: Second Militant Killed, Operation Continues.

1230: Mopping Operations Start, Heavy Presence of Troopers conducting Search Operations.

1300: Encounter Ends with the death of two Militants, 1 CRPF Man, 1 Policeman Wounded.

1320: Unconfirmed reports suggest that both the Militants are Locals, residents of South Kashmir.

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January 21

The Government forces resorted to vandalism in South Kashmir's Redwani village in Kulgam District on Saturday night.

The Locals while speaking to The Kashmiriyat said that Army launched a Cordon and Search Operation in the area, post which they barged into the houses of locals and started vandalizing the property of locals.

"They entered into the houses and smashed everything including windows, doors, vehicles whatever met their eye," an eye witness told The Kashmiriyat.

A cordon and search operation had been launched in the locality on Saturday evening after which clashes began in the area between civilians and Government forces.

The Government forces had also fired in the air to disperse the protesters, however to no avail.

"The Army entered into our houses only to take satisfy their ego as they had failed to find anything during the search operation they conducted," the local said.

 

Published in Kulgam
Friday, 12 January 2018 11:12

Army Shifting Focus South to North Kashmir

January 12

In 2017, the focus of the operations was in South Kashmir, the Army chief of India said.

"This year it will shift to North Kashmir’s Baramulla, Pattan, Handwara, Kupwara, Sopore and Lolab and some northern areas of Bandipore so that the infiltration can be thwarted there,” he said.

He also stressed the need of inducting modern weaponry to prepare the army to fight battles of the future.

“We need modern weapons and technology. We have to look at what we require to fight the future wars. We have to get systems that are best suited for our requirements,” he said.

The General also informed the media about armed forces preparedness to move ammunition and forces in times of conflict.

“We need to have capacities to ensure that ammunition can move from one sector to another and we are focusing on it. We also need to build capacity to move forces from western sector to northern sectors,” he said.

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December 18

The 8th Massive search operation of this year in South kashmir launched by government forces again ends no result.

In wee hours of Monday forces launched search operation  in about 8 villages of Shopian district after receiving inputs about the presence of the militants in the area.

Official sources said that on specific information 8 villages of Shopian district which include chatripora, Vehil, nowgam, panduchan, kapran, rey kapran, dangam,wangam and its adjacent areas were  cordoned off in joint a joint operation by 62 RR ,34 rr, crpf and  Shopian Police.

Official confirmed that search operation was concluded with any success to government forces.

The villagers were frisked, all entry and exit points were sealed, houses and nearby orchads were checked, said a local.

Pertinently Shopian district is considered to be the second hotbed of militancy after Pulwama as mote than 35 local militants are active in the district.

Moreover this was the 8th massive search operation launched by government forces however all ended peacefully.

On 4 May, more than 4000 troopers of Government forces had cordoned of 20 villages in South Kashmir's Shopian including Turkwangam, Sugan, Aripora, Chitragam, Trenz, Heff, Chillipora, Shermal and many other areas, but the operation failed as no militant was found in the area.

On August 19 Kellar, Zaipora, Ranipora, Pratabpora, Takipora, Batpora, Bamnoo and the adjoining areas was cordoned by Army's 62 RR and 14th Bn of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), again the operation had to be called off without any visible success.

On 28 August The 62 Rashtriya Rifles, Special Operations Group of Jammu Kashmir Police on Monday Morning laid a massive Cordon and Search Operation  (CASO) around at least 6 Villages in Southern Kashmir's Shopian District including  Wangam, Zaipora, Dangam, Tekipora and adjoining villages, but nothing was found.

On September 05, The villages Nagbal, Hussanpora, Urpora and Homehuna areas have been cordoned off by the Special Operation Group of Police, 44 RR of Indian Army, but the operation failed yet again.

On October 25, CASO that was been launched  in Shopian villages including Sugan, heff, shirmal, nagbal, Barbugh, Turkwangam, Maldeera, chitragam, kashew, Heff khuri, chillipora, Kadgam, Nullay Poshwari and it's adjacent areas was called off peacefully.

On November 09, forces launched search operation in about 20 villages of shopian and kulgam district which include Chiterwich, Imamshab, yambrach, Manihal, Batapora, Amarbugh, Sursuna, Tungdanoo, Manchew Derapora and it's adjacent however it was called off peacefully.

On 20 November 62 RR, 14th bn CRPF and Special Operation Group of Police Shopian cordoned off more than half dozen villages including Amshipora, Chitterpora, Ramnagri, Shamshipora, nowgam and it's adjacent areas after receiving inputs about the presence of militants in the area, however it was called off later peacefully .

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September 14

At least 144 Militants, some of them from Pakistan, have been killed this year by Indian security forces in Jammu and Kashmir, today revealed a military chief.

Army's Northern Commander, Lt. Gen. Devraj Anbu, reported that 475 militants are waiting in the neighboring country to infiltrate through the LoC, the de facto border between the two countries in the Kashmir region.

Anbu said the situation along the LoC, one of the most militarized areas in the world, is under control.

Although attempts at infiltration increased, the radicals' entry into India was reduced by the steps taken by our forces, he said.

Intelligence agencies estimate at 75 the number of militiamen that penetrated from Pakistan in the first eight months of the year, but we consider that the figure is about 45, he stressed.

The list of killed militants includes members of Islamist groups as Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), Jaish-e-Mohammad and Hizbul Mujahideen (HM), all considered terrorists by New Delhi.

LeT commander Bashir Lashkari and HM leader Sabzar Ahmad Bhat stand out among them.

New Delhi accuses Islamabad of supporting and training the militant formations fighting for independence or annexation to Pakistan, which is denied by that neighboring country, which considers them to be non-state actors.

The two countries hold a dispute over Kashmir since both countries' independence in 1947, which has confronted their armies on three occasions causing several minor conflicts.

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Tuesday, 12 September 2017 09:48

185 Youth from Jammu Kashmir Join Indian Army

September 12

Over 180 soldiers from Jammu Kashmir were today introduced into the Indian Army after completion of their year-long training.

The 185 soldiers from the state were part of a passing out parade at Bana Singh Parade ground of Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry (JAKLI) Regimental centre.

Hundreds of relatives of the new recruits had gathered on the occasion.

The parade that marks the graduation of a recruit and his induction as a soldier was reviewed by Chief of Integrated Defence Staff Lt Gen Satish Dua, who is also Colonel of the JAKLI Regiment, a defence spokesman said.

He said the parade was attended by over 1,000 relatives including parents of the young soldiers, besides a number of civil and military dignitaries.

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