Ground Report | New Delhi: Militant-related incidents Kashmir: 51 militants killed have been killed in the first half of the year. 15 were killed in the Kashmir Valley after the COVID-19 related lockdown was imposed. Before the lockdown was imposed in the last week of April this year. The combined forces had managed to kill 36 militants in the first four months of the current year.
80 people were killed in various militant-related incidents
Srinagar-based News Agency KNT reported that 80 people were killed in various militant-related incidents in the first six months of this year. These include 51 militants, 11 civilians, 18 jawans of joint forces.
According to reports 18 casualties suffered by the combined forces, 7 were soldiers, 3 CRPF jawans, and 8 policemen. One soldier was killed in an IED blast in South Kashmir. While three others were killed along the Line of Control in Pakistani firing. On January 27, Deepak Kumar, a Haryana jawan belonging to 24 Rashtriya Rifles, was killed in an IED blast at Subhanpora of Anantnag district.
Reports said that this year Gunmen killed 11 civilians, including 3 persons with political affiliations. These include two councilors and a BJP leader. Two councilors Riyaz Peer and Shamsuddin were killed in the Sopore attack. While in Tral, militants shot and killed BJP leader Rakesh Pandit. Krishna Dhaba owner Akash Mehra was also shot dead by gunmen in February this year (Militant-related incidents Kashmir).
Most of the firing took place in Shopian villages
Most of the firing this year took place in South Kashmir’s Shopian villages. Including Rawalpora, Manihal, Budigam, Wangam, Chitragam, Zipora, Kanigam, and Ganavpora. The firing also took place in Srinagar, Mandora Tral, Peth Janigam village of Budgam. Shalgul Srigufwara Tujjar Sopore, Kandipora Bijbehara, Kakapora Pulwama. Buchipora Budgam, Jablipora Bijbehara, Wagura Nowgam, Gund Brath village of Sopore, and Sheikhpora Velo Kokarnag.
This year militants carried out two hit-and-run attacks in Srinagar, the capital of Kashmir. Three jawans, including a CRPF officer, were killed in a hit-and-run attack in Srinagar’s Lavaypora. While a similar incident in Srinagar city’s Barzulla area in February saw two policemen. Muhammad Yusuf Bajd from Jurhama Kupwara and constable Suhail Ahmed Lohar of Logaripora. had died.
People of Kashmir want peace: CDS
Chief of Defense Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat said on Tuesday that efforts should be made to convince the youth who are lost in Kashmir. Bipin Rawat said that the people of Kashmir want peace. According to the report of news agency ANI, CDS Bipin Rawat said that especially after the abrogation of Article 370, the people of Kashmir are now seeing the return of peace in the valley.
CDS Bipin Rawat said that in the last few years the people of Kashmir have seen a lot of terrorism and extremism in the valley, but now they are expecting peace. He said that if this trend continues, a time will come when people themselves will distance themselves from violence and will not allow militancy in the Valley. Terrorism and extremism cannot survive without the support of the local people, he said.
Large number of foreign militants present in Kashmir
Earlier, Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh said a large number of foreign terrorists are present in the Valley, but they are “less” and “distance-keeping”. Addressing a press conference at the Police Control Room (PCR) here, he said only two foreign terrorists have been killed in two encounters in Kashmir this year.
“Both were killed in Sopore (in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district), one of which was on Monday. Both were from Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), which clearly indicates that foreign terrorists are present here. They have His details are, according to which our operations have been started.
One of the most wanted terrorists, Mudasir Pandit, and a Pakistani terrorist in Sopore, said the DGP, said the police on Monday. He was among three terrorists killed in an overnight encounter with security forces.
The DGP said a strict stop on infiltration and the agreement on ceasefire agreement between India and Pakistan have had a positive impact on the situation in the Valley. “This year there has been a complete ban on infiltration. The high level of understanding has had a positive impact on the ceasefire agreement between the armies of India and Pakistan and we welcome it. But it would be wrong to claim that there are no foreign terrorists. They are here in good numbers and our campaign will target them in the coming days (Militant-related incidents Kashmir).
Asked whether there were any active terrorists in Srinagar, the DGP said there was no major presence of terrorists in the city. “We have some people who are roaming on the outskirts of the city and also going to neighboring districts. We are monitoring their activities.