In the past 3 decades, 1,600 police personnel have sacrificed their lives in Jammu and Kashmir. The death of deputy superintendent of police, Mohammad Ayub Pandith is yet another grim reminder of how bad the situation in the Valley is. On June 16, six policemen were killed by terrorists in Anantnag.
The real reason behind the killing of policemen
Sahay explains that there is a clear change in pattern. They used to target central government establishments earlier. Now they have broadened that arc. Even in the 1990s when militancy was at its peak, local police men were not being targeted. In those days the militants tried to win over the policemen rather than killing them. After the restoration of normalcy following the madness of the 1990s, the police had become extremely active.