The Hizb is not just the largest militant outfit, it is also credited with the resurgence of militancy in recent years – slain Hizb commander Burhan Wani was the outfit’s operations chief in the Valley and was instrumental in promoting militancy in Kashmir.
The family of four, comprising a couple and their two daughters, were taking a joyride on the cable car — between Gulmarg and Kongdori — at the time of the incident. The four have been identified as Jayant Andraskar, his wife Manisha Andraskar and their two daughters Anagha Andraskar and Jahnavi Andraskar.
On Thursday, the Army killed the five militants who were trying to enter the Valley taking advantage of dense forests. “Alert Army troops detected movement and immediately engaged them in a firefight,” Brigadier Y S Ahlawat said
Heavily-armed personnel of Jammu and Kashmir police’s Special Operations Group and CRPF cordoned some parts of Lalchowk for a door-to-door search. They checked vehicles and frisked passengers. The operation ended without any incident or arrests
He said the government have convened a special session of the Assembly on June 17 to discuss the issue and to extend the constitutional amendment 101 to the state after the cabinet approved the draft GST Bill
The attack at Sumbal came two days after militants attacked an Army convoy in Qazigund, South Kashmir, and killed two soldiers. It is the second fidayeen attack in North Kashmir in the last two months.
There are a large number of men and women at this police recruitment drive, including from Tral, Burhan Wani’s hometown. Despite the stigma, they say, police work ensures a decent salary, a stable job in a state with few options
A joint team of Jammu and Kashmir Police’s Special Operations Group and Army’s 21 Rashtriya Rifles launched the operation at Waripora village in Handwara after receiving specific inputs about presence of militants there.
“Several unwarranted postures have contributed to trust deficit and alienation leading to confrontation and acrimony at various levels,” said PDP vice-president and Mehbooba Mufti's uncle, Sartaj Madni.
The statement comes in wake of a recent incident in which some suspected militants asked people not to carry Pakistani flags and instead asked them to hoist black flags, similar to that of the ISIS and Al-Qaeda.