Srinagar, December 04: Even as Kashmir has seen no major recruitment of youth into various militant ranks in the past few months that otherwise was a routine since January this year, police on Tuesday said militancy can’t be completely wiped out of Kashmir unless Pakistan stops infiltration.
Pertinently, November month alone saw the killing of at least 40 militants including eight top commanders of Hizbul Mujahideen and Lashkar-e-Toiba, while total number of militants killed this year has crossed 230. Surprisingly, the number of active militants continues to remain static at 250.
A top police officer revealed to KNO on the condition of anonymity that militancy in Kashmir won’t end till Pakistan stops sending militants from across.
“No doubt that the militancy in Kashmir has received a major dent this year.
This is for the first time since 2007, that such a huge number of militants were killed in a year,” the officer said that. “Fact remains that unless infiltration stops from across the LoC, militancy can’t be wiped out from Kashmir soil.” Official sources revealed to KNO that this year, human intelligence increased and that helped in successful operations against the militants.
“When forces try to clean Kashmir of the militancy, militants, Pakistan pushes in large groups to keep the pot boiling,” a source said. “The problem is that unless infiltration is plugged, militancy will remain.”
A source said that since 2017 March, 500 militants including 25 top commanders were killed in various encounters.He said that while as infiltration continues to be a worry. “This is where a political intervention is needed,” the source said.
He said police is keeping a watch on the activities of youth and almost.(KNO)