“The Hurriyat people are the real enemies of the Kashmiris and they are the ones who ruined the Valley. (That) their security has been withdrawn is a welcome step and I would like them to be arrested,” J&K BJP president Ravinder Raina was quoted as saying.
Sources said that the NIA has also recovered a portion of the bumper and the axel that were both likely parts of the red car. This has established that the car used in the attack was of a Maruti-make and not a Scorpio as believed earlier.
From 2004 to 2016, security forces believed they had pushed the Jaish-e-Mohammad against the wall. But in the past two years, every major attack in the Valley has had its fingerprint. The Sunday Express explains the rise, lull and revival of the terror group whose leader sits in a Pakistan safe haven with more than a little help from China.
The two teams visited the site of the attack at Lethpora, some 30 km from Srinagar on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway, took photographs and videos and collected samples from the area for forensic examination.
Calling it an “extremely critical issue of the very existence” of the people of Jammu and Kashmir, the separatist leadership has warmed of mass agitation across the state if the special position of the state is tinkered with.
The decision to base the headquarters in Leh has united the people of Kargil across the religious and political spectrum. According to them, the demand for divisional status came from Kargil and not Leh.
The case pertains to a gunfight between militants and a team of Special Operations Group on August 12, when police raided a house in Batamaloo. Militants had escaped after the initial exchange of fire, leaving a policeman dead.
When contacted by The Indian Express, Mir, who represented Wachi constituency of Shopian in the previous state assembly, said he is not afraid of any probe. “I am ready for any investigation,” he said.
Faesal, who belongs to the 2010 batch, told The Indian Express Wednesday that he has already served notice to resign from the civil services to the government. “Yes, I might join politics,” he said, without mentioning the party he may join.