Militancy Status: Number of active local militants reduced to two digit; foreigners very less, says DGP Dilbagh Singh

 

‘Have registered case against Kashmir Fight blog, those handling it can’t digest peace in Kashmir, media men doesn’t need to worry, will strictly act against those behind intimidating journalists, 100 modules of Hybrid militancy busted this year so far’

 

Srinagar, Nov 22 : Jammu and Kashmir’s Director General of Police (DPG) Dilbagh Singh Tuesday said that the number of local militants active in Kashmir has been reduced to two digit while a “miniscule number of foreigners were active who are being tracked down.”

“As far as the status of militancy is concerned, the number of active local militants has been brought to just two digit. Very less foreign militants are active as of now,” DGP Singh told reporters on the sidelines of his visit to north Kashmir’s Baramulla town, as per news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO). “Anti-militancy operations are going on and very soon remaining militants will be eliminated as well.”

He said that at one point of time, north Kashmir was badly affected by the militancy and at present “this place is almost peaceful and there is less influence of militancy now.”

About Hybrid militancy, he said it has been a challenge as the handlers across the border had been luring the young boys, giving them weapons and targets. “We have largely succeeded in facing this challenge and this year so far, over 100 modules of Hybrid militants were busted across J&K,” the DGP said as per KNO.

To a query about Kashmir Fight blog, he said that some elements sitting across the LoC can’t digest the peace prevailing in Kashmir and hence continue to issue threats to police, media men and even public representatives. “It is the media that has to take the call. Media men don’t need to worry as we have already lodged a case against the blog and people running it. Strict action will be taken against those handling this blog,” the DGP said, adding that “we are keenly watching the activities taking place on this blog.”

He reviewed security situation in north Kashmir and need of upgrading infrastructure of police force—(KNO)

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