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.
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.
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.
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