Kashmir scenario- Union home minister Amit Shah has given unequivocal directions to counter the killings of innocents and minorities in Kashmir. Centre has sent its top counter-terror experts to the Valley to aid the local police . This is to neutralise the Pakistan backed local module involved in terror attacks in Srinagar.
5 hour meeting
Home minister Shah took a marathon five-hour meeting on Kashmir on Thursday . This was after terrorists from Pakistani Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) backed so-called The Resistance Force (TRF) gunned down people. They killed a Kashmiri Pandit, a school principal, a teacher and two others in Srinagar. Shah asked the security agencies to dispatch their CT experts to Kashmir. He gave firm instructions to bring the perpetrators to book.
Intelligence Bureau’s head of CT operations Tapan Deka is going to the Valley today to personally supervise the fight. The fight is against terrorists while CT teams of other national security agencies have already reached Kashmir to act. Force multiplies in Jammu and Kashmir police.
The attacks come at a time when tourists from Indian hinterland are thronging the Valley with all the hotels . They are showing 100 per cent occupancy and Srinagar humming with economic activity.
According to security agencies, the recent spurt in confidence of Pakistan is based groups following the capture of Kabul. It was captured by ultra conservative Taliban and the appointment of new ISI chief in Lt Gen Nadeem Anjum. With Afghanistan under Rawalpindi’s thumb, the new focus is Kashmir and to allow minorities to return to the Valley. They will achieve this by targeting those who have the audacity to return to Kashmir.
Top security officials say that the weapons used in recent killings are pistols, which may have been dropped in the upper reaches of the Valley through drones from across the border.
While presently India might neutralise terrorism, in the coming days, it is quite evident that Pakistan will ratchet up pressure on Kashmir. The latter is also the demand of Valley based political parties, who are also advocates of India talking to Pakistan for peace in Kashmir.
However, the Modi government is in no mood to bow down before the Pakistan based terror groups with home minister Shah asking the security agencies and para-military forces to take on the attackers without any delay and bring normalcy to the Valley.
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