2 Jawans have died and 7 people injured in a deadly terror attack launched at dawn today on Sunjawan Army Camp in Jammu by suspected terrorists of JeM (Jaish-e-Mohammed), a Pakistan-based terror group led by Maulana Masood Azhar. The area has currently been cordoned off.
Indian Express has reported –
“JCO Madan Lal Choudhary and his daughter were injured as terrorists stormed into the camp and opened fire. Choudhary later succumbed to his injuries.
According to sources, at around 5 am, three to four terrorists entered the JCO family quarters located at the rear side of the army camp. Officials said the terrorists have been cornered in one of the family quarters and the operation is underway.
According to PTI, intelligence inputs had warned an attack on the army or security establishment by JeM in view of the death anniversary of Afzal Guru who was hanged on February 9, 2013.”
India Today has reported that the injured include an army major, 2 jawans other than 2 women and 2 children.
Many informed commentators have been warning about the threat posed by Illegal setllement of Rohingya Muslims with tacit support of the J&K Government led by Mehbooba Mufti. Such settlements have mushroomed rapidly in Jammu over the last few years, as a planned tactic of separatists to change the demography of Hindu-majority Jammu region.
#Sunjwan Cantonment Attack #Jammu: 1000s of Rohingya Muslims have been allowed to settle around the camp. A Mosque and Madarssa is a dominating feature near the attack site.
— Divya Kumar Soti (@DivyaSoti) February 10, 2018
The handling of J&K must go down as one of the few, yet important, failures of the current NDA Government. BJP has been particularly outfoxed and outmanoeuvred in the PDP-BJP alliance which is currently ruling J&K state.
Hindus of Jammu & people of Leh are disillusioned with BJP, who they believe has failed to get them a fair deal as Kashmiri Muslims continue to garner a disproportionate share of Government funding. Even the Hindu & Sikh refugees from PoK who have been languishing in Jammu since Independence are yet to get citizenship rights, or even the full disbursement of Rs 2000 crore relief package promised to them as part of the Rs 80,000 crore central grant for J&K announced in 2015.
The key players in BJP’s Kashmir policy – Ram Madhav, J&K Deputy CM Nirmal Singh and HM Rajnath Singh have a lot to answer for.
And when we talk about J&K, Pakistan is never too far from the table. Bharat’s handling of Pakistan has definitely improved from the UPA years, when we had totally abandoned national interests and were on the verge of making concessions on Siachen, terrorism (disastrous Sharm-el-sheikh joint statement acknowledging ‘India’s role in Baloch separatist movement’) despite brutal Pakistani terror attacks on our cities like Mumbai 26/11.
The surgical strikes post the Uri terror attack was a welcome development. But since then, we have gone back into a state of limbo. We have failed to learn the lesson that Pakistan’s relentless jihad against Bharat is a long-term national goal for them. We have failed to punish Pakistan diplomatically and economically – with MFN status still bestowed on Pakistan. And for this, the buck stops directly at PM Modi’s doorstep.
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