Terrorists In Kashmir Carrying Out Civilian Executions As Last Desparate Attempt For...

Terrorists In Kashmir Carrying Out Civilian Executions As Last Desparate Attempt For Control



The videos of slaughtering young men like sheep and making a public display of it on social media have gone viral. This contrary to the expectations of the filthy terrorists have backfired and now people are vowing to finish them once for all.. Police records reveal that in the last few months, recruitment into terrorist ranks has shown a drastic decline. The incidents of stone pelting and crowds trying to break security cordons during encounters have also come down significantly.

Crass and savage tactics are backfiring. Kashmir and Kashmiris know when things have gone too far.

Terrorists are demonstrating a new low in its abyss of brutalisation. The ISIS-style execution of two teenagers earlier this month was accompanied by videos of the savagery being circulated on social media. India will ensure that these terrorists and their backers are brought to justice. Few have already been despatched to the devil to rot in hell.

A despicable commander of the terrorist outfit Hizbul Mujahideen even justified the murders. He released a “confession” video of 17-year-old Nadeem Manzoor of being an army informer which allowed the killings of two militants in Shopian district. In his audio message, the commander dubbed as Indian agents all those who criticised the executions as innocent killings.

Hours after this, the militants released video recordings of other executions – another youth, 19-year-old Huzaif Ashraf, was abducted and slaughtered in an orchard. The execution was filmed and circulated on social media. Masked men brandishing a blood-soaked knife and an AK-47 threatened more such executions.

Killings of helpless civilians are not new in Kashmir, nor is the barbarity with which Huzaif and Nadeem were executed. Thousands of civilians have been killed by terrorists during the last three decades of turmoil.

For the last one year, terrorist groups have been increasingly following the ISIS playbook, and have killed at least half a dozen people by slitting their throats. But they never owned up to this savagery and blamed Indian agencies for these acts. Until now.

Pakistani backed terrorists and their ideologues had always tried to project their actions as rebellion against the might of India and fighting for independence.

Civilian killings by terrorists are often attributed to unknown gunmen and they get away with it. Even a simple fact or truth told by the police is not believed. The police also have a dismal prosecution record. Of thousands of innocent killings, there are barely 10 cases where the conviction of the killers was ensured.

Now people of Kashmir have known the truth for some time. As the graph of dastardly killings by terrorists are going up , the social stock of terrorist have dropped. Very few or no local youth are joining the terrorist outfits. It has been kept boiling by ISI backed terrorists from Pakistan. Burhan Wani episode did give some oxygen to the terrorists as Wani had reinvented the sense of victim-hood and oppressed.

However in his five-year-long rendezvous with the gun, Burhan never harmed any civilian or targeted pro-India politicians or security forces. With his online activism, he built a new image of the Kashmiri youth : young and educated boys from well-to-do families challenging the might of state.

Without crossing the border for arms training and baptised by the ISIS, they achieved a groundswell which took everybody by shock. However all this has evaporated and people have seen through the ISI game plan.

Two months ago, terrorists abducted three off-duty policemen and killed them because they had not followed the diktat to resign. This led to the cancellation of the proposed meeting between the foreign ministers of India and Pakistan on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session in New York. Senior police officials say it was after these brutal executions that scholar-turned-militant Mannan Wani also out with Reyaz Naikoo, Hizbul operational commander.

He shifted his base from south to north Kashmir where he was killed during a security operation. In his writings, Mannan, a PhD in Applied Geology, forcefully tried to articulate the sense of victim-hood and oppression which had driven him into militancy but also strongly wrote against targeting policemen just because they are doing their job.