Thursday, April 22, 2021

Kashmir’s Favourite Tourist Destination On High-Alert After Armed Men Spotted

Gulmarg which is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Jammu and Kashmir is on high alert due to intensified efforts being made by Pakistan to facilitate militant infiltration across the LoC. There have been several attempts made by militants in the last week to cross over to the Indian side and there also have been multiple instances of attack on forward posts by the Pakistan Army. 

Riyaz Naikoo Reportedly Killed In Pulwama Encounter; Naikoo Was Kashmir’s Most Wanted Militant

Militants Sneaked In Gulmarg?

The security agencies have apprehended two residents of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir’s Muzaffarabad which lies in the Gulmarg range. As per the initial investigation, it’s being believed that these two men are militant guides.

Sources in the security agencies also revealed that the Ustad and Gulab posts of the army in upper reaches of Gulmarg faced threats by armed men who sneaked two kilometres into this particular region of Kashmir.

Pakistan’s Top Minister Warns Of Jihad Over Kashmir; President Alvi Says India Playing With Fire

Even though the attacks were retaliated, the intruders remained untraced. In the past week, the Indian Army for the first time has raided the premises of many hotels in Gulmarg and has also cautioned the local population to remain vigilant about any intrusions.

History of Kashmir Dispute – How India Won Bangladesh and Lost Kashmir in 1971

The Indian army is on heightened alert in the wake of repeated threats echoing from Islamabad to express resentment to the scrapping of Kashmir’s special status. The Indian army has placed Bofors guns to secure the strategic Haji Pir pass which connects Kashmir’s Uri with Poonch in the Pir Panjal valley.

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