Terrorists attack Jammu

Infiltration, cross-border firing, hostage-taking, killing…the same old stuff

Terrorists have escalated the crisis in Jammu & Kashmir:

Three people, inclhuding an army officer, were killed and at least five others injured in Jammu on Wednesday by militants who had infiltrated into the Indian territory from across the border under the cover of firing from the Pakistani side.

The three militants, who had sneaked into Jammu through Kanachak border on Tuesday, are currently holed up in a house at Chinore, official sources said, adding that the area has been cordoned off by the security forces.

One woman and three children are being held hostage by the militants, they said. [IE]

There can be no doubt about the intent—to deepen the differences between “Kashmiri and non-Kashmiri on the one hand, and Muslim and non-Muslim on the other.”

This should nail the canard that the separatists had become “peaceful protesters”. It will be interesting to see if the leading lights of the Kashmiri separatist firmament denounce this act of violence. Don’t hold your breath, because “on August 22, Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik and (Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba chief Hafiz Mohammed) Saeed had agreed to cooperate on the Kashmir issue.”

Update: Look who’s been using satellite phones to address jihadi conferences in Pakistan—the ‘moderate’ Mirwaiz, and Shabbir Shah.

10 thoughts on “Terrorists attack Jammu”

  1. Back to familiar territory again. The wolves decided the temporary sheep’s clothing was pretty useless. Surprising to see Yasin Malik get off his Gandhian pedestal this soon. Time to unleash the dogs and go get these guys. Hopefully we can make “horrible examples” of them to put a healthy dose of fear into the Muftis and the Abdullahs.

    Nitin: Is Truth and Reconciliation still possible?

  2. Nitin:

    Separatists are “peaceful protesters” because there aren’t enough terrorists inside the Valley. Blame it on Musharraf or US or the Indian state, there has been a downturn in terrorists inside the valley over the last 3-4 years. The liberal media is making a virtue out of necessity for the separatists, nothing else.

    This incident in Jammu and other incidents in the LoC only point to the desperation among the terrorists organisations on being left out of the game. The BSF and the army should maintain their vigilance and keep the valley peaceful. A military angle to a political problem will only add to the confusion and create wrong optics.

    When were Geelani and Yasin Malik and Shabbir Shah against terrorists? I am still looking for authentic references to that disclaimer.

  3. >> It will be interesting to see if the leading lights of the Kashmiri separatist firmament denounce this act of violence.

    >> When were Geelani and Yasin Malik and Shabbir Shah against terrorists?

    Why should they? Whats wrong with armed struggle for Independence? From a Kashmiri standpoint its perfectly ok to kill the Indian security forces and civilians if needed.

    Ofcourse this would reduce support for separation from the Indian public, thats all.

  4. Pragmatic: Yasin Malik was cultivating this image of having left his violent past behind. He “also considers the Hindu Kashmiris to be an integral part of Kashmiri society and has insisted on their right of return” (from Wikipedia). Here’s another paean of praise for this bleeding-heart.

  5. Udayan,

    The soldiers in Kashmir are dieing in vain. Its our duty to save them. Its time we end the 60 year occupation of Kashmir and bring the troops home!

  6. Comrade Balaji Mohan Chorakkot,

    >>> When were Geelani and Yasin Malik and Shabbir Shah against terrorists?

    >> Why should they?

    No problemo, except that their clownish leftwing supporters are claiming that they are “peaceful”.

    >>From a Kashmiri standpoint its perfectly ok to kill the Indian security forces and civilians if needed.

    We’re discussing Indian national interest here, not terrorists’ interest. It is perfectly understood that thieving is in a thief’s interest, raping is in a rapist’s interest and killing innocent people is in the interest of terrorists and communists. But these interests are not Indian national interest.

    What is Indian national interest in the current context? As you’ve honestly admitted, innocent Indians are being murdered by “Kashmiri” terrorists. Hence eliminating terrorists and disciplining their supporters is in India’s interest. For example, Comrade Drama Queen needs to be asked to choose between emigrating to Pakistan or experience some third degree in Tihar to ferret out info on which terrorists is she sleeping with.

  7. Oldtimer: For example, Comrade Drama Queen needs to be asked to choose between emigrating to Pakistan or experience some third degree in Tihar to ferret out info on which terrorists is she sleeping with.

    Please Oldtimer, have _some_ respect for terrorists.

  8. Balaji,

    “Why should they? Whats wrong with armed struggle for Independence? From a Kashmiri standpoint its perfectly ok to kill the Indian security forces and civilians if needed.”

    Under what circumstances would your freedom fighter friends need to kill civilians?

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