Rise in militancy in J&K, more youth join militant groups

In a report published by TOI, stats show that more number of youth have joined militant groups in J&K. According to the report, fresh estimates indicate there are around 450 terrorists in J&K, with the bulk of them being “active” rather than dormant. Of them, over 350 are located north of the Pir Panjal or in Kashmir, it adds. The number of local terrorists is also fast going up as compared to foreign ones from across border, report says.

The report states, “Overground workers of terrorist groups are also increasingly providing “intelligence” about the movement of forces in terrorism-hit areas, which has also seen rise in stone-pelters.” As earlier reported by TOI, the Army had informed that at least 25 terrorists have managed to escape the security dragnet over last one year due to interference from the stone-pelting mobs.