‘Part of a larger strategy’: Cordon-and-search ops are back in Kashmir after 15 years
Spinal and search operations are back to Kashmir after 15 years, said the head of state police Wednesday, while an increase in the number of young people from the locality join the ranks of militants forced to forces To change its counterinsurgency strategy in the valley.
Authorities said the marrow operations and the investigation – which involved security personnel goes door range – were launched overnight in the villages of Heff and Shirmal in the Shopian district, where an Indian army officer Was abducted and killed by suspected Hizbul Mujahideen militants last week. Operations ended Wednesday morning.
Although a cable for such an operation and investigation – CASE known as one of the security forces – was held last week in Shopian, the official confirmation was made today by the general director of the Military Police of Jammu – and Kashmir SP Vaid.
CASE was abandoned in 2002 after general public resentment over entire villages was released and people introduced beyond the “informants” to choose militants or sympathizers.
The Kashmir valley has been in crisis since last year when the killing of HM commander Burhan Wani provoked violent street protests, as the security forces are represented in the same way. About 100 people were killed during protests over several months and heavily blinded by shotguns fired by security forces. With anti-Indian sentiment above, the valley also witnessed sporadic protests in the capital Srinagar over alleged human rights violations by security forces.
Vaid said the operations “are part of a broader strategy to eliminate militants in southern Kashmir,” identified as the epicenter of protests against the Indian and activism. He said they will continue.
Search operations will be carried out in areas affected by militancy such as Kulgam, Pulwama, Tral, Shopian and Budgam, according to sources. Last week, about 4,000 members of the police and army were involved in Case of two dozen Shopian villages. Unmanned drones and army helicopters were part of the operations.
Former Kashmir police chief Javed Gillani recently said that about 200 militants active in Kashmir, of whom 110 are local youth, were drawn to militancy in the past month. Almost 90 young people from the locality of the south of Kashmir.