Locals joining militancy highest since 2010: officials

Locals joining militancy highest since 2010: officials

SRINAGAR: More than 130 youths joined militant outfits this year, the highest since 2010, the majority of them affiliating with groups ideologically aligned with the Al-Qaeda, officials told news agency PTI on Sunday. According to data compiled till July 31 this year, 131 youths joined various militant outfits with Shopian district contributing the maximum of […]

Two OGWs of Ansar Gazwatul Hind arrested in Sopore: Police

Two OGWs of Ansar Gazwatul Hind arrested in Sopore: Police

Sopore: Police on Tuesday arrested two active members of militant outfit Ansar Gazwatul Hind led by Zakir Musa, in Hygam area of Sopore outskirts in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. Police said that acting on a specific input about the movement of the OGWs of Ansar Gazwatul Hind at Check Hygam in Sopore outskirts, a joint […]

Srinagar militant, police officer killed in Zakura shootout

Srinagar militant, police officer killed in Zakura shootout

Massive protests in Parimpora after body brought home Srinagar: A local militant of Srinagar’s Parimpora, identified as Mugees Ahmad, and a sub-inspector in the JK Police’s Special Operations Group (SOG), Imran Ahmad Tak, were killed in a shootout in Srinagar’s Zakura area on Friday evening. A police official told Kashmir Reader that militants opened fire […]

‘Musa’s presence magnified by social media’

‘Musa’s presence magnified by social media’

Srinagar: Zakir Musa’s militant outfit Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind is “mostly present on social media” and has conducted no armed action on the ground since it was formed in July this year, a top police official posted in south Kashmir has told Kashmir Reader. “As it is easier to reach people through Facebook and Twitter these days, […]