Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) underway since last night at the Gulab Bagh area in the outskirts of Srinagar city as security forces suspect the presence of terrorists in the area. Earlier on Saturday, two terrorists of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (Let) outfit were arrested in connection with a hand grenade attack on a Police Post Bus Stand in Jammu and Kashmir’s Sopore on December 12 last year. Last week, one security personnel had lost his life when a cordon and search operation was launched in Shopian and the terrorists started firing indiscriminately on the search party.
Two terrorists were also eliminated in the operation. Meanwhile, three terrorists involved in the attack on Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Anwar Khan’s residence, in which one policeman died, were gunned down by the security forces in Pulwama this Friday.
TERRORISM IN JAMMU AND KASHMIR
The insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir (also Kashmiri Insurgency, or Kashmir intifada 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. Jammu and Kashmir, long a breeding ground of separatist ambitions, have been wracked by the insurgency since 1989. Although the failure of Indian governance and democracy lay at the root of the initial disaffection, Pakistan played an important role in converting the latter into a fully developed insurgency. Some insurgent groups in Kashmir support complete independence, whereas others seek accession to Pakistan.