SRINAGAR: Two Lashkar-e-Toiba militants on Tuesday surrendered before security forces in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir during a cordon and search operation, officials said. Security forces launched the operation in village Tangdoona of Kulgam district in the early hours following information about the presence of militants there, the officials said.
They said contact was established with the militants hiding in the area and they were appealed by their families and security forces to surrender.” Both the ultras laid down their arms before the security forces. They handed over two hand grenades and two pistols,” they added. The surrendered militants were identified as Yawar Wagey and Aamir Mir.
Lashkar-e-Taiba is one of the largest Islamist terrorist organizations in Pakistan. It was founded in 1987 by Hafiz Saeed, Abdullah Azzam, and Zafar Iqbal with funding from Osama bin Laden. The insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir is an uprising or revolt against the Indian administration of Jammu and Kashmir, a region constituting the southern portion of the larger Kashmir region, which has been the subject of a dispute between India and Pakistan since 1947. On 5 August 2019, the Government of India revoked the special status, or limited autonomy, granted under Article 370 of the Indian Constitution to Jammu and Kashmir—a region administered by India as a state which consists of the larger part of Kashmir which has been the subject of dispute among India, Pakistan