Terrorist attack in Anantnag: At least 10 persons including a traffic policeman and a journalist have injured after militants hurled a grenade outside Deputy Commissioner’s office in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Saturday. Security forces were rushed to the spot and the locality has been cordoned off to nab the attackers. The injured have been rushed to a local hospital for treatment. No terrorist organisation has claimed responsibility for the attack that took place on KP Road.
This is the second major terrorist attack on security forces after the Pulwama attack that took place on February 14, 2019. More than 40 CRPF personnel had lost their lives and the vehicle they were travelling in was completely destroyed due to the high-intensity IED blast carried out by terrorists trained by Pakistan.
Reports said Pakistan has reactivated several terror launchpads across the LOC to push terrorists into Kashmir to carry out attacks on high-value targets there. Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat also said that Pakistan has reactivated the Balakot terror camp that was destroyed in a pre-dawn airstrike carried out the Indian Air Force on February 26, 2019.
Kashmir is reeling under curfew since August 5 when the Narendra Modi-led NDA government scrapped Article 370 that granted special status to the Jammu and Kashmir. The government also scrapped Article 35A of the Constitution.
The move created resentment among the residents of Kashmir while the government said it took the decision to scrap Article 370 and 53 A for the development of the people of the Valley, Ladakh and Jammu. Jammu and Kashmir separatist leaders Shabir Ahmed Shah, Yasin Malik, Aasiya Andrabi, Masarat Alam and Rashid Engineer were arrested for their alleged involvement in terror funding or promoting anti-national activities against India.
Even, former Jammu and Kashmir chief ministers Farooq Abdullah his son Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti were also placed under house arrest and later formally arrested for fanning anti-India sentiments.