After warning the police to quit their jobs, militants in Kashmir have shot-dead three J&K policemen. The bullet-riddled bodies of three J&K policemen were found hours after they were kidnapped by terrorists who barged into their homes in Shopian district in the Kashmir valley. The militants dragged the policemen out, all Special Police Officers (SPO), and shot them.
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“We have lost three of our brave colleagues in a barbaric terror strike. Our tribute to the three martyred Jawans – Nisar Ahmad, Firdous Kuchay & Kulwant Singh. We condemn this inhuman act and assure that all the culprits shall be dealt with, under law,” the Kashmir police tweeted.
The home ministry sees the killings as desperate fight-back because of the centre’s tough policy. “Terrorists are under pressure as they are not able to execute anything big. Protest politics and stone-pelting has come down. So they are taking out their frustration by targeting policemen” said a home ministry official.
But former J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti said the killings proved the central government’s “muscular policy” was not working. “Clearly, with the rise in kidnapping of policemen and their families, Centre’s muscular policy is not working at all.
Quit or Die: Militants to J&K Police
Earlier, as EurAsian Times reported, local militants led by Pakistan based terror group Hizbul Mujahideen issued threatening videos to all Jammu and Kashmir and Central Government Employees to either resign or get ready to be killed. Is Kashmir heading towards a civil war and further violence and bloodbath? Analysis by EurAsian Times.
The warning came through a video where a local commander can be heard speaking in the Kashmiri language. As a collage of images of Jammu and Kashmir police plays, the voice asks the personnel – paramilitary or local police to tender their resignations within four days.
“UPLOAD YOUR RESIGNATIONS ON THE INTERNET OR FACE THE CONSEQUENCES,” THE LOCAL HEAD OF UMAR MAJEED GROUP, AN OFFSHOOT OF HIZBUL MUJAHIDEEN SAID.
“The threat issued through videos and posters doesn’t appear to be very dangerous, but definitely has potential to cause serious anxieties,” according to Indian Home Ministry official. According to the official, these videos have gone viral in the last 12 hours and the ministry is concerned about the repercussions.