More youths take to militancy as violence flares in Kashmir

06, Oct 2015

Josy Joseph
NEW DELHI, October 6, 2015
A dozen locals turned militants in August-September
At least a dozen more local youths have joined militancy in Kashmir in the last couple of months, as violence continues to flare up in the Valley. Four soldiers and three militants have been killed in the Valley in three different gunfights in the last 48 hours.
Officials said the rising violence is reflective of the continuing draw of militancy among youth and tension building up between India and Pakistan in recent months.
They said violence would continue at this pace for some more time, given the spurt in local militancy, and the possibility of infiltration attempts before winter snow cuts off higher reaches of the Line of Control. One senior official said it was still not clear whether the latest round of violence was because of infiltration by militants. The Army has not yet reported any infiltration.


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