Pictures of gunmen on facebook taken in PaK’

Azam fears revival of crackdowns, youth chase 

Srinagar: Reacting over the frequent crackdown’s and raids in different hamlets and forest areas of South Kashmir’s Pulwama and Shopian districts by Indian troopers,  former militant commander Azam Inqalabi Tuesday alleged that a deliberate attempt is being made to create uncertain situation in Kashmir Valley and a strategy has been chalked out to offend the youth so that they could join militant ranks in large numbers.

Inqalabi told the newsgathering agency CNS that as an expert and being the former militant commander he can tell with authority that the photographs of militants that surfaced on social media networks especially on facebook have been taken in Pakistan administered Kashmir. “These photographs have not been shot in the forests of Tral, Shopian, Budgam or Pulwama. No militant would like to expose himself. It is unfortunate that Indian security agencies have taken these photographs seriously and have started harassing common and innocent men during frequent night raids and crackdowns. These Security Agencies were in search of an opportunity to start the trend of crackdowns once again in Kashmir and these photographs of militants have provided them this opportunity,” Inqalabi said.

There is a lobby in the government of India that wants to see more and more youth joining militant ranks in Kashmir. “Once you are armed, they cash the opportunity to kill you. It is a dangerous strategy. We have to fought India politically,” he said.

Pertinently, after the surfacing of photographs of armed militants, Indian troopers have started to raid different hamlets of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district including Karimabad, Checkbadrinath, Drabagam, Wanpora and other areas on daily basis. 

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