Indian Security Forces’ Charge Against Terrorism
Written by: Tanya Patel - July 15, 2017
A Police Official on Friday reported in just six months, Security Forces and Jammu and Kashmir Police have killed 102 terrorists. This six month period is the highest number of killings in the past seven years.
The Security Forces are not done yet, they have prepared a hit list of a number of terrorists from Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT,) Hizbul Mujahideen and Jaish-e-Mohammad.
Among the terrorists that were killed over the year include Commander of Lashkar-e-Taiba, Bashir Lashkari, who was involved in killing six police men. The Security Forces also killed the top Hizbul Mujahideen militant, Sabzar Ahmad Bhat.
An official revealed this was a strict order for the forces to hunt down all the names on the hit list.
In 2010, 156 terrorists were killed between the time frame of 6 months. In the year 2016, 77 militant were killed, in 2015 and 2014, 43 were killed and in the year 2013.
The Security Forces are now targeting the LeT commander Abu Ismail, the mastermind behind the Amarnath pilgrims shooting that killed 7 people.
The encounters in the past year have mostly happened in Pulwama, Anantnag and Shopian in South Kashmir. A few others were carried out in Kupwara and Bandipora in North Kashmir.
In the month of June, the Indian Army released the hit list that contained the names and pictures of 12 top terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir. The hit list mentions the area of activity for each militant as well.
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