The unilateral ceasefire during the holy month of Ramzan may have brought a halt to anti-terrorist operations in Kashmir but security agencies have warned of a rise in recruitment of local youths into terrorist groups, that has crossed 80, and a rise in infiltration from various sides of the Line of Control (LoC). The security agency officials said the highly-volatile Shopian and Pulwama districts in South Kashmir continued to contribute more youths to terrorist groups which included outfits like ISIS-Kashmir and Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind, a group which claims support of the Al-Qaeda.
As many as 20 more youths have joined terror groups in the month of May which included Rouf from Ganderbal, a fourth-semester student pursuing a diploma course in government polytechnic, the officials said.
An Unani doctor, Shams-Ul-Haq Mengnoo, who is the brother of an IPS officer, Inam Ul-Haq-Mengnoo, has also been reported missing from Shopian and it is said that he may have joined terror groups, they said, adding that the figure at the end of April this year was 45. Read More