Pulwama Attack: How Terror in Kashmir is Booming Under Modi’s Rule – By Aditya Menon
As many as 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were killed in a car-bomb attack in South Kashmir’s Pulwama on Thursday, 14 February. This was the worst terror attack in Kashmir in nearly two decades. In terms of scale and casualties, it exceeds even the Uri attack of 18 September 2016, in which four heavily armed terrorists targeted an Army brigade headquarters, killing 19 soldiers.…
The fact that the Jaish-e-Mohammed is still active… But what should also be a cause of concern is that unlike the above two attacks, the Pulwama attack was carried out by a local militant, Adil Ahmad Dar. In many ways, the Pulwama attack reflects the failure of the Narendra Modi government’s Kashmir policy much more than even the Uri strike.
Let’s look at some statistics.… According to the answer given by the Union government in the Lok Sabha, terror incidents in Jammu and Kashmir have increased by 261 percent in the last five years – from 170 incidents in 2013 to 614 incidents in 2018.…
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- Pulwama Attack: Modi Has No Choice But to Flex Muscle Before Polls – By Nilanjan Mukhopadhyayu (Feb 15, 2019, The Quint)
- After Pulwama terror attack, WhatsApp groups are fuelling hypernationalism, hatred and warmongering – By Kunal Purohit (Feb 16, 2019, First Post)
- The government must explain its haste to blame Pakistan for Pulwama – Editorial (Feb 18, 2019, The Telegraph)