Monday, 27 June, 2022
TopicKashmir militants

Topic: Kashmir militants

Zakir Musa’s al Qaeda-inspired militant group ‘wiped out’ from Kashmir

With the killing of 3 militants including chief Hameed Lelhari, J&K Police say the Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind, founded by former Hizbul commander Zakir Musa, has been finished.

20 Kashmiri youths ‘missing’ since Article 370 move, role of terror headhunters feared

Security agencies are anticipating a rise in terrorist activity following the Modi govt’s decision to strip Kashmir of its special status.

Right-wing exaggerates number of Kashmiri Pandits killed. Militants targeted Muslims more

Groups like Panun Kashmir used ‘ethnic cleansing’ claim to brand Kashmir’s political movement as an ultra-radical Islamist movement.

Militants in Kashmir using new IED modules to target Amarnath pilgrims & security forces

Officers from Army, CRPF and J&K Police said 3 such modules had been identified and many IEDs meant to target Amarnath yatris and security forces recovered.

J&K govt asks Amarnath yatris, tourists to leave soon following reports of ‘terror threat’

The Jammu and Kashmir govt issued an advisory asking people to "curtail their stay" in the wake of intelligence inputs about terror threats targeting the Amarnath Yatra.

Top Jaish-e-Mohammed commander & 1 other militant killed in Kashmir encounter

Munna Lahori, a Pakistani national, was responsible for a series of civilian killings in Kashmir, officials said.

J&K Governor Malik’s comments to ‘kill those who looted Kashmir’ spark political backlash

Speaking at a public function, Jammu & Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik said militants shouldn't be targeting civilians and security officials, but added guns are not the solution.

Jaish militants left with only 2 of 10 Pakistani sniper rifles after crackdown by forces

The sniper rifles were reportedly brought into Kashmir by a group of militants that included two of JeM chief Masood Azhar’s nephews.

Modi govt’s planning a new burial process for terrorists in Kashmir

Since the killing of Burhan Wani, terror organisations have used the feeling of resentment during burials to recruit Kashmiri youth.

Why Lashkar-e-Taiba’s No. 2 doesn’t figure in a single FIR in Kashmir

Hafiz Abdul Rehman Makki, brother-in-law of Lashkar chief Hafiz Saeed, has been "involved" in backing the insurgency in Kashmir since the early 1990s.

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Free power & no new taxes in AAP govt’s Punjab Budget, but fiscal consolidation roadmap missing

Finance Minister Harpal Singh Cheema emphasised improving ‘fiscal health’ and augmenting tax revenues in AAP govt's maiden Budget Monday, but outstanding debt expected to rise by 8.4%.

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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