Abu Ismail was mostly active in Kulgam and Anantnag districts of south Kashmir and came on the radar of the security forces after a bus carrying Hindu pilgrims returning from the Amarnath Yatra was attacked in Anantnag town near Khanbal in July.
The police also stated that the men, who had allegedly helped the four terrorists by providing them logistics, vehicle and shelter to carry out the attack has been identified and taken into remand recently.
The Kashmir tragedy has been so routinised and so predictable that nothing ever surprises any longer.
A six-member special investigation team was constituted by Jammu Kashmir police to probe into the attack.
Undeterred by the recent terror attack, more than 4,000 pilgrims left for the Amarnath cave shrine from Jammu on Friday. The numbers have been steadily going up since July 10 when seven Amarnath pilgrims, were killed and 19 injured in a terror attack.
War within Lashkar may have led its ‘commanders’ to hit Amarnath Yatra
Several prominent city organisations and activists gathered at Azad Maidan Wednesday to condemn the attack on Amarnath pilgrims.
Of the seven Dahanu pilgrims injured in the Monday terror attack during the Amarnath Yatra, four remain admitted in different hospitals of Surat, Srinagar and Mumbai.
While these terrorists may feel buoyed by every such heinous crime that they commit, in effect they are losing any foothold they may have had in the Valley. The majority of people in Kashmir have unsubscribed to this ideology of separatism and above all want the madness to stop
In the wake of the severe condemnation of the Amarnath Yatra attack by Kashmiris, India needs to restart the dialogue with all Kashmiris, including the Hurriyat — especially since India’s leaders seem to have already decided that it does not intend on having that conversation with Pakistan.
The predominant sentiment is the self-assurance of the believer and unshakeable faith in the government’s security umbrella. The pilgrimage passes through parts of south Kashmir where there is a high presence of militants.
The Amarnath Yatra symbolises the best of Kashmir’s old syncretic ethos. It has had its moments of crisis, but a militant attack on pilgrims remains unacceptable to the Valley at large. The Indian Express tell the story.
“Attack on religious freedom is attack on most fundamental right of liberty,” White House said
The VHP leader also claimed that Jammu and Kashmir was no longer under control of India. “If such a situation continues to prevail there, Hindus will not be able to go on pilgrimage. As it is Jammu and Kashmir has slipped out of hands,” Ladani said
“As per our preliminary investigation, we have found out that two Pakistanis, accompanied by two local militants, were responsible for the attack. This group belonged to the Lashkar,’’ Inspector General of J&K Police, Kashmir Zone, Muneer Khan said.