Continuing to disrupt the peace in the valley, militants in Jammu and Kashmir have switched over to a new tactics in order to spread terror among the people.
Continuing to disrupt the peace in the valley, militants in Jammu and Kashmir have switched over to a new tactics in order to spread terror among the people. Militants in the state of J&K are now targeting the homes of the police officers and damaging their household items. Over the last three weeks, atleast five police officer’s families in the south and central Kashmir have been threatened by the militants and also have been asked to quit their jobs. The attacks on the officers have left them anxious and they have been asked on alert all the time. According to an officer posted in north Kashmir, “For us, this new trend is a matter of concern. I have alerted my parents to not open the door once it is dark. I have also given them some important telephone numbers to contact, in case there is a problem.”
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In a recent case, a group of militants barged into the house of the Additional Superintendent of Police in north Kashmir’s Bandipore district. They damaged several items and even fired a few shots inside the house before leaving. Before this, the house of two assistant sub-inspectors in Diaroo village was targeted when they were not present at their homes. According to the 16-year-old son of one of the sub-inspectors, ” The militants came to our house and started searching for my father. I told them my father was not in the house. To buy the time, so that my family members could alert my father, I took them to a neighbouring place. While we were on the move, the militants went inside the house of another officer, Dilber Ahmad Rather, and tried to set fire to a vehicle parked in the compound. The militants also fired in the direction of the house and broke the window panes before leaving.”
Earlier in the month, the militants robbed of an officer and set his car on fire and before that, they destroyed the house of a senior officer in south Kashmir’s Shopian district. These attacks on the officers have come in the wake of the warning by Hizbul Mujahideen militant Zakir Rashid Bhat to the family members of all the policemen that was sent through a video message in December 2016. The warning stated, “You (police) have committed a big mistake by harassing our families, by involving our families… If you touch our families, we will not spare your families. You think your families are in Jammu so they are safe. Even if your families are in Kanyakumari, we have the capacity to kill them there.”