Bookmark Kaumudi Online  Bookmark this site  Editor@Kaumudi  |  Marketing  Print Advt rates  |  Calendar 2012        Go!    
 
 
August 19, Saturday 2017 1:03 PM       

       HEADLINES: Sreenath's family submits complaint to CM                                              Malappuram collector orders to remove check-dam constructed by P V Anwar MLA                                              RBI to issue new fluorescent blue Rs 50 notes                                              14 dead in twin attacks as Spanish police launch manhunt                                              Indonesia begins countdown to 2018 Asian Games                                              Some felt Kumble was strict but not me, says Wriddhiman Saha                                              Kaumudi Facebook
       INDIA Next Article: Goa: Police bust sex racket; girl rescued, Three held  
       '70 Kashmiri youth joined terrorist ranks in 7 months'
 
         Posted on :14:49:52 Aug 13, 2017
   
A A
       Last edited on:17:44:31 Aug 13, 2017
         Tags: '70 Kashmiri youth joined terrorist ranks in
 

JAMMU: Seventy young men have joined militancy in the past seven months this year with most of the recruits from three districts in south Kashmir, according to a senior official.

The new recruits mostly belong to Pulwama, Shopian and Kulgam districts in south Kashmir, which has become the hub of tech-savvy militants.

"As many as 70 Kashmiri youths joined militancy in the Valley in seven months period this year," the senior security officer said, quoting official statistics.

The officer claimed 88 Kashmiri youths joined militancy in 2016.

Since 2014, there has been a constant rise in the number of people joining militancy.

As many as 66 youths joined militancy in Kashmir in 2015 and 53 in 2014, according to data compiled by security agencies.

In 2010, 54 youths joined militancy and in 2011, the number came down to 23. It further dipped to 21 in 2012 and 16 in 2013, it said.

The Pulwama-Shopian-Kulgam region has become a hotbed of home-grown terrorists, the officials said.

Security officials say Pulwama, which has of-late emerged as the terror epicentre, is strategically important as it is the central point to connect Srinagar, Anantnag, Kulgam, Shopian and Budgam districts of central Kashmir.

"The areas have seen the highest number of encounters and attacks," the officer added.

The topography of Pulwama, with its vast orchards and fields ringed by dense forests, also provide a perfect shelter and operating cover to militants.

Pulwama was home to Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani, who was killed in an encounter with security forces in July 2016.

It was also the base of slain Abu Dujana, commander of Lashkar-e-Taiba militants in the Kashmir Valley, Abu Musa and dozens of other militants.

Security forces have also foiled attempts by dozen others to cross over to the Pakistan-occupied Kashmir for arms training, the officer said.

In 2017, as many as 54 men were stopped from joining the ranks of militants, the officer said.

132 terrorists have been killed in encounters with police and security forces in Kashmir Valley in over 7 months period this year, security officials said.

While 115 militants have been killed till July end this year, 17 militants have been killed till August 9, as per official statistics.

While 38 militants belonging to LeT were killed in over 7 months till 9 August, it was followed by killing of 37 militants of Hizb and 3 militants belonging to Musa Group of Al-Qeada followed by killing of 54 unidentified militants mostly along the LoC.

Out of them, six top commanders of Lashker-e-Taiba (LeT) and Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM) were killed in encounters in Kashmir during the period.

As per the data, the number of terrorists killed in the past over 6 months is the highest in the past 7 years.

In 2010, 156 militants were killed in the first 7 months period of the year followed by 102 in 2017, 77 in 2016, 61 in 2011, 51 each in 2014 and 2015 respectively, the data showed.

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has asked the police to try to bring back to mainstream youths who have fled their homes to join militancy.

DGP S P Vaid has said, "Going beyond its mandate of normal policing, J&K Police is transforming hearts and minds by instilling national pride in the youth of the Valley."

A A
       INDIA
Next Article: Goa: Police bust sex racket; girl rescued, Three held
 
 
INDIA HEADLINES
Yogi takes dig at Rahul, says Gorakhpur isn’t 'picnic spot'  
Solution to Kashmir, terrorism, before 2022: Rajnath  
Hotel security manager granted bail in molestation case  
Terror funding: Kashmiri bizman sent to NIA custody  
SC seeks Centre's reply on compensating 10-yr-old rape victim  
Flood furry: Toll climbs to 153 in Bihar; Army called in for rescue ops  
Uddhav asks PM to take defence ministry 'seriously'  
RBI to issue new fluorescent blue Rs 50 notes  
HC seeks UP govt's response on Gorakhpur deaths  
SC asks Karti Chidambaram to appear before CBI on Aug 23  
Woman nose slit off as she refuses to work as bonded labour  
Three men booked for stoning stray dog to death  
Threat call to kill Adityanath: UP ATS takes over probe  
Maneka Gandhi seeks Sushma Swaraj's intervention to rescue minor married to Omani sheikh  
India can face China, Pak but threat is from inside: Farooq  
Volkswagen submits roadmap on recall of 3.23L cars before NGT  
Re-induction of retd cops: Amin, Barot quit Guj police  
Draft emission norms for diesel engines in 2 wks: CPCB  
SC bars lawyer from practising before it for a month  
DDA official sent to judicial custody in bribery case  
Himachal landslide: NH 154 to reopen soon  
UP: Madrassas defying order on I-Day may face action under NSA  
10-yr-old rape victim delivers baby, under observation  
India should not forcibly return ethnic Rohingya refugees: HRW  
SC reserves order on bail plea of Malegaon blasts accused Col. Srikant Purohit  
 
Do you think Pulsar Suni's Madam is a spoof?
yes
 
no
 
don't know
 
 
 
Home Kerala India World Business Sports Sci&Tech Education Automobile CityNews Movies Environment Letters 
© Copyright keralakaumudi Online 2011  |  Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited.
Head Office Address: Kaumudi Buildings, Pettah P.O, Trivandrum - 695024, India.
Online queries talk to Deepu Sasidharan, + 91 98472 38959 or Email deepu[at]kaumudi.com
Customer Service -Advertisement Disclaimer Statement   |  Copyright Policy