Only one resident militant from Srinagar active at present: Police

Year 2022 saw just two minor law & order issues in Srinagar, All major gatherings—Muharram processions, Geelani’s anniversary, Eid prayers, Friday prayers, Moulana Abbas Ansari’s funeral passed off peacefully’

In a major success against militancy and law & order front in Srinagar district, a top police official informed that only one active resident militant is left from Srinagar district, plus law & order situations and bandhs/strikes have almost faded away.

A top police official told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that just one resident militant is left from Srinagar distt namely Momin Gulzar, a resident of Eidgah area. It was also conveyed that not letting the youth join militant ranks is among the top priority of J&K police.

Further, the militancy incidents in Srinagar distt have been reduced considerably and the district is fast becoming one of the most peaceful districts of the Valley.

The officials said that in this year from 1st January 2022 till date, only 2 minor law & order incidents took place—one in Shankerpora, Nowgam and another at Maisuma area of Srinagar. Both the incidents were minor in nature and were contained within minutes.

This is in contrast when in 2018 more than 200 were reported and around 400 in 2016. “This indicates that peace is fast returning to Srinagar and efforts are on to make the peaceful atmosphere a permanent feature,” the officials said.

Earlier J&K Police chief, DGP J&K, Dilbagh Singh had informed that the number of militants both foreigners and locals have been brought to two digits after many years—(KNO)


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