The surrenders by Lashkar-e-Taiba’s (LeT) Adil Dar and Arif Sofi have come as a positive result to the government’s recent strategy adopted in the Kashmir Valley.
Also, this is bound to make the terrorist organisations insecure. The success is being attributed to the government’s approach towards handling terrorism in the violence-hit state of Jammu and Kashmir.
LeT cadre Adil Hussain Dar was captured by the security forces during an encounter on September 10, in South Kashmir’s Shopian area. His two associates were also gunned down in the encounter. In a separate operation in neighbouring Kulgam, an Over Ground Worker (OGW) Arif Ahmad Sofi surrendered before the police, during an operation that also left two militants dead.
As many as 146 terrorists have been killed since January this year, the Modi Government has kept the pressure high with active operations in the hinterland. The Indian Army, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and the Jammu and Kashmir Police have stepped up the heat on militancy in the Kashmir Valley. This is in conjunction with the sharp vigil along the borders. The policy seems to be paying dividends. Read More…