May 2017 News

Operation To Track Lashkar Valley Chief Abu Dujana Continues

24 May 2017
Times Now

Srinagar: After a brief firefight on Tuesday night in the Harkipora area of Pulwama, the armed forces have launched a massive search operation to track down Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) chief of Valley operations Abu Dujana. While the suspected terrorists fled the spot, Indian forces have intensified search operations by mobilising more troops in neighbouring villages to look for the Pak-based terrorist chief. All the areas where the search operations are going on have been cordoned off by the forces. Police sources say the Lashkar terrorist has not gone far and can be nabbed if search operations are intensified. The daily clashes in the Valley have become a testimony to the tense relation between the armed forces and the Valley dwellers. A burning sense of anger prevails among the Kashmiri youth who have readily sacrificed education to pick up weapons to counter the alleged atrocities of the Indian armed forces, and against the Indian government. Meanwhile, separatists in the Valley have facilitated to the spiraling violence by adding fuel to the fire; Syed Ali Shah Geelani, a hardline separatist from the Hurriyat, earlier told the parents of Kashmir's youth to not send their children to Army-run schools, as it will result in imminent 'indoctrination', adding that it would make them indifferent towards their religion. If internal conflicts were not enough, external terrorism emanating from across the border is another reason why Kashmir, often addressed as 'Heaven on Earth', is turning into a conflict-ridden war zone. While India has tried its best to send warnings to Pakistan, it had to resort to violence yesterday. The Indian Army released a video, showing the total destruction of an army post in Pakistan. Read: Government backs Army's 'preemptive' actions across LoC: Arun Jaitley The two countries have been engaged in clashes after a series of gripping issues including the tussle over Kulbhushan Jadhav, who Pakistan have alleged to be an Indian spy, but could not provide any substantial proof to justify the conviction. At a time when the two neighbours keep fighting out their difference, the region that is bearing the brunt of prolonged attacks is none other than the Apple of India's eye, Kashmir.