The Jammu and Kashmir Police along with the Army neutralised four terrorists, including two Pakistani terrorists, in two separate anti-terrorist operations in Kupwara and Kulgam districts, officials said on Monday.
“Earlier, Kupwara police along with Army (28RR) launched a joint anti-terrorist operation on Sunday on the disclosure of an arrested terrorist Showkat Ahmad Sheikh in forests of Chandigam Lolab area of Kupwara,” police said.
During the search of a hideout, the hiding terrorists started firing indiscriminately upon the joint search party, which was retaliated effectively leading to an encounter.
The police added that during the initial exchange of fire, one terrorist was killed and the arrested terrorist leading search party also got trapped.
“In the ensuing encounter, so far two Pakistani terrorists of proscribed terror outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) were killed. Heavy exchange of fire is still going on and the operation is in progress,” police said.
Meanwhile, on Sunday, based on specific input generated by police regarding presence of terrorists in DH Pora Kulgam, a joint cordon and search was launched by the Police and Army (9RR).
As the joint search party approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding terrorists fired indiscriminately upon search party which was retaliated leading to an encounter.
“Later on CRPF also joined in the operation. In the ongoing encounter, two local terrorists were killed so far. They have been identified as Haris Sharief of Srinagar and Zakir Padder of Kulgam,” police added.
As per police records, the killed terrorist Haris Sharief was linked with proscribed terror outfit LeT while Zakir Padder was linked with Jaish-e-Mohammed and both the killed terrorists were designated terrorists.
“Both the killed terrorists were part of groups involved in several terror crime cases, including attacks on Police/security forces and civilian atrocities,” police said.
While Pakistan continues pushing terrorists into J&K, continues stoking the fires of Khalistani separatism, has taken no meaningful action against terrorist masterminds of 26/11, and continues persecuting its Hindu, Sikh and Christian minority, sections of Lutyens’ elites keep pushing for talks and engagement with Pakistan merely because of some stray remarks from a Pakistani establishment currently facing a severe economic crisis.
This lobby includes those who come from defense families and have worked in the nation’s top-most security bodies and think tanks, and who do make sense at other times. If you ask such people why they are blind to the Islamofascist and terrorist nature of the Pakistani state, they say they are not “haters” and not all Pakistanis are like that. Of course, there will always be exceptions, but the fact is that Pakistani society today is fully immersed in notions of Islamic supremacy and deep-rooted Hindumisia, so much so that the persecution of Pakistani Hindus does not even register on their collective conscience. Cricketers like Shoaib Akhtar openly talk of ideas like Ghazwa-e-Hind (future conquest of Bharat by forces of Islam) and no one bats an eyelid.
It is not ‘hate’ to have shatru bodh, i.e. recognition of the fundamental nature of your enemy so that you can defend your own people and coerce your enemy to mend their ways. This is what Dharma teaches us.
(With IANS inputs)