Like our Facebook Page

Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
Breaking News :   With 65,002 new COVID-19 cases, total tally in India breach 25 lakh-mark | PM Narendra Modi to soon fly in VVIP custom-made aircraft Boeing 777 'Air India One'; officials en route to US to receive delivery | 3 coronavirus vaccines at different stage of trials in India, country ready for its mass production: PM Narendra Modi in Independence Day speech | Kashmir centric leaders maintain silence on Independence Day | BJP leaders’ silence over “abolishing SHGs” explains their implicit support to anti-youth decisions | PHC Sandhar in ‘acute sickness’ for 12 yrs | 30 percent syllabus cut for class 10th, 12th annual exams | Shri Mata Vaishno Devi yatra to resume from Aug 16 | Samba Forest Division organizes plantation drive in Bishnah | Jodhamal’ students sweep E-MUN competition | JKTF elects provincial body for Jammu | JKTJAC nominates zonal body of Bani Zone | Congress demands investigation in disappearance of 3 Rajouri youths | Mayor JMC kick-starts upgradation of lanes & drains | RMPS organizes online Rangoli competition | Massive protest against PDD department, people blocked road at Devipur | JSS Jammu culminates week long I-Day celebration | LG asks VCs to adopt J&K centric changes as per the New Education Policy | TMF demands to refund instalment of premium paid in HIS | JKSACS and SCN conduct online competition | Six police officers awarded JK Police medals for meritorious services | Dy Mayor appreciates role of NGO | GNESS honours meritorious students | DC Rajouri chairs DLRC meeting | ABVP announces new unit | Advisor Bhatnagar congratulates CAPF personnel for Independence Day Police medals | DDC starts plantation drive at Kathua | Shiksha Niketan organizes online activity | Government must recognize honest working of teachers: JKSEECC | Anti graft agencies playing vital role | KISAN RAIL: ENGINE OF AGRICULTURAL GROWTH | The day of Independence – 15 August | The disjunct between the promise and reality of GST | Attracting and Retaining Youths in Agriculture | Govt’s arbitrary move to disband SHGs unfortunate: Harsh | Chaman Lal criticizes some politician for misleading people on Article 370 | Govt. Middle School organizes Plantation drive | Hotel Association delegation calls on DC Reasi | Security beefed up in north Kashmir, militant module busted in Lachipora Uri | Militants strike at Gulshan Nagar-Nogwam, kill two police personnel | Power shutdown | Court grants police 5-day remand of Rs 28 cr fraud, murder accused | UDA flays Govt for shrinking existing limited job opportunities | Plan of return of KPs to Kashmir Valley sabotaged’ by administration: APMCC | M Raju inspects Rangil WSS, reviews restoration work on Sindh Extension Canal Breach | ACB arrests police officer while taking bribe from a truck driver | HC directives in alleged custody of Hilal Lone | Govt approves Rs 25 lakh additional ex-gratia in case of death of healthcare workers due to COVID-19 | BJP betrays people, acknowledges governance deficit in J&K: Gupta | Two peddlers nabbed with 32 kgs charas in Jammu | CF appeal LG to arrange funds for projects to cater demand of upcoming years | Court rejects pre-arrest bail in theft case | Court rejects pre-arrest bail in theft case | Jammu-Srinagar highway remains closed for second day | 13-year-old girl rescued from child marriage in Udhampur, parents among 6 held | Security forces on high alert ahead of Independence Day | COVID-19 recovery rate continues to improve in JK as 640 more patients get discharged | Back Issues  
news details
Encounters on decline
12/13/2019 10:32:09 PM
Anti-terrorists operations in Kashmir have gone down since August 5 when centre announced its decision to abrogate J&K's special status and bifurcate it into two Union Territories-J&K and Ladakh. There have been less than a dozen gunfights between the terrorists and security forces during the past four months. In these encounters, 18 terrorists have been killed.
The security agencies have been claiming that counter insurgency operations are on and the terrorists are being tracked but the number of encounters going down has made it clear that focus of the security forces after August 5 shifted towards maintaining law and order. However, no major protest broke out in any of the areas and only a few stray incidents were reported from different parts of the Valley.
Another factor which led to the number of encounters declining could be the communication blockade as post-paid mobile phones in Kashmir remain shut for more than 40 days. Pre-paid mobile phones and internet on all platforms across Kashmir continue to remain shut even today. Soon after the post-paid mobile phones started ringing in Kashmir, a few encounters did take place but the frequency of gun fights has not been the same. Last month a top officer of the Border Security Force had said that the security forces have got enough resources to track the satellite phones being used by the terrorists. Infact, the security forces have recovered the satellite phones from the encounter sites at Ganderbal in Central Kashmir and Baramulla in North Kashmir.
There are reports that the terrorists have been asked by their masters sitting across the Line of Control to maintain a low profile and somehow survive till the winter season ends. Prior to August 5, security forces had killed more than 150 terrorists including the top commanders of the terror outfits operating in the Valley. In 2018, security forces had killed 257 terrorists-highest in the past 5 years. Another reason for number of encounters declining could be that not many local youth have been joining the terror outfits during the past few months as most of them seem to have realized that a terrorist's life span is not more than six months. Whatever be the reason, the security grid in Kashmir cannot lower the guard as there are reports that terrorists are waiting to cross over into this side so that they can join the terrorists present in the Valley to carry forward their agenda of violence and destruction.
  Share This News with Your Friends on Social Network  
  Comment on this Story  
Early Times Android App
BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty
Home About Us Top Stories Local News National News Sports News Opinion Editorial ET Cetra Advertise with Us ET E-paper
J&K Govt. Official website
Jammu Kashmir Tourism
Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board
Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board
Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board
Train Enquiry
Jammu Kashmir Bank
State Bank of India
Passport Department
Income Tax Department
IT Education
Web Site Design Services
Jammu University
Jammu University Results
Kashmir University
IGNOU Jammu Center