The advent of the local ‘suicide bomber’ and return of vehicle-borne IEDs in J&K are the two new concerns for the security establishment after Thursday’s strike on a CRPF convoy in Pulwama.
According to a former J&K DGP, Kashmiri Muslims traditionally did not become suicide bombers. “Their religious orientation is different. There are two lines of thought in Islam. The first is that committing suicide is ‘haraam’, and it is this line Kashmiris have always subscribed to.
As per the second line of thought that first emerged West Asia, suicide committed in furtherance of jihad is not ‘haraam’ as the suicide attacker is a soldier of Islam,” he said. Read More