June 2011-July 2011 Issue

Chronology of Events

June 1: A youth has crossed over LoC in Poonch sector. Army Chief claimed that they were ready to penetrate and strike inside the enemy’s territory like the US if needed. P Chidambaram said that Afzal Guru’s report is yet to be sent to President.

June 2: Two terrorists have been killed in Sopore.Arms and explosives were recovered from a terrorist hide out in Thana Mandi, Rajouri. An Army jawan shot himself dead in Reasi.Kashmir Committee member Ram Jethmalani said that solution to Kashmir is not far away. IAF Chief expressed concern over the Chinese presence in PoK and said that no solution to Saichan is possible till AGPL is fixed.

June 3: The death toll in Sopore encounter rose to three with death of one more terrorist. A grenade was defused in Poonch town. SAS Geelani appealed the Kashmiri people particularly the youth not to harm tourists as they can become their ambassadors and carry their massage of sufferings to their respective places.

June 4: A Tahreek-e-Hurriyat leader was arrested for robbery in Sopore. Top terrorist Ilyas Kashmiri has been reportedly killed in a drone attack; HUJI confirmed the death.

June 5: Geelani called for strike on June 11 against killing of civilians in last three years. Three SIMI and three IM terrorists were arrested in MP. Amidst concerns, Pak Interior Minister claimed nukes to be 200% safe.

June 6: A civilian was shot dead in Srinagar. Ram Jethmalani expressed dissatisfaction over governance as Omar Abdullah snubbed the Kashmir Committee. The US said that there was no confirmation about the death of Kashmiri.

June 7: DGP said that there were about 250 to 300 terrorists  still active in the state. A vintage tank belonging to British forces was recovered from river Ravi.

June 9: A woman from Poonch who mistakenly had crossed over the LoC was returned back by the Pak authorities.

June 10: Two dreaded terrorists were killed in an encounter in Doda. 22 fired shells were spotted by locals near a nallah in Greater kailash and subsequently seized by police.

June 11: Arms and ammunition haul was recovered in Reasi. Normal life was paralysed in the valley.

June 12: playing down the differences, GoC 15 Corps said that there were no differences with the state government on infiltration as the both have their own inputs.

June 13: Arms and ammunition haul was recovered in kalakote, Rajouri.

June 14: Explosives were recovered near LoC in Trehgam. Three terrorist-sympathisers were arrested in the Valley. Northen Command Chief Lt general K T Pranik said that 27 terrorists were active in Poonch-Rajouri. India asked Pakistan not to give any room to the terrorists.

June 15: A youth was shot dead by terrorists in Shopian. Omar Abdullah discussed security scenario with PM.

June 16: Two Pak terrorists were killed in Handwara. An HM hideout was destroyed in Doda. Zawahari has been named new Al-Qaeda chief.

June 17: J&K,peace, security,CBMs and nexus between ISI and 26/11 attackers are to figure as India & Pakistan FSs meet on June 23-24. International team arrived  to inspect Kishanganga project in Gurez.

June 18: DGP expressed concern over the involvement of Ex-militants in criminal activities. P Chidambarm is visiting Kashmir from tomorrow to review situation.

June 19:  in an effort to push infiltrators-Pak resorted to firing on LoC in Poonch sector. India is to raise the issue of terrorism directed from Pakistani soil.

June 20:  A girl working as OGW of terrorists was arrested in Darhal, Rajouri. A bomb was detected and defused in Ramgarh sector. P Chidambaram reviewed security scenario and Amarnath Yatra arrangements with Governor.

June 21: P Chidambaram visited downtown unannounced and reviewed security scenario with CM and other top brass.GoC 15 Corps claimed that infiltration was the lowest in 20 years.

June 22: A hunt has been launched in Derha Ki Gali after reports about presence of two terrorists. Union Home Minister visited a forward post in Gurez sector, interacted with the sector commanders and again met Governor on his return. CM said that he never questioned accession of the state to India in his speech in October last but only differentiated between accession and merger.

June 24: A cop was among six injured as terrorists fired a rifle grenade towards Police Station Sopore.16 more shells were recovered from a KHUD in Greater Kailash. India today informed Pakistan that Kashmir cannot be resolved under the shadow of gun.

June 25: Police arrested an Let terrorist for firing a rifle-grenade towards PS Sopore.Goc-in-C Northern Command reviewed situation in Kashmir.

June 26: An infiltration bid was foiled in Poonch and a terrorist-hideout busted and arms recovered in Kishtwar.

June 27: Two terrorists were killed and two Jawans injured in an encounter in Tral area. A forest department employee was shot dead in forests in Ganderbal area. A hunt has been launched for terrorists in Budhal.

June 28: Arms and explosives were recovered in Kishtwar.Hitting at OIC for its Kashmir remarks, Farooq Abdullah asked it to take care of Arab world. The annual Amarnath Yatra began today.

June 29: In a rare incident an HM terrorist junaid shot himself dead in a mosque in Sopore after finding himself trapped. Terrorists shot at and injured a cop in Bemina, Srinagar. An intrusion bid by three terrorists was foiled in Samba sector. PM said that Omar Abdullah will serve full six year term and added that dialogue with Pakistan will continue.

June 30: An IED was defused along the banks of famous Dal lake while explosives were recovered in Kupwara.Terrorists attacked a Police Post in Keshwan and injured a cop. A White House report described LeT a threat to India and the US.

July 1: A conduit of HM was arrested in Tral.CM said that terrorists will not be allowed to disrupt Yatra. India rejected OIC’s comment on J&K.

July 2: Mufti Mohd Sayeed asked India not to wait for Pakistanis response but address internal dimensions of Kashmir problem. Farooq Abdullah advised political parties not to use religion as tool.

July 3:  FS Nirupa Rao said that Pakistan’s attitude towards terrorism has changed and it is a concrete development that India should take note of.

July 4: The case filed by Prof. Bhim Singh challenging the legality of the state’s rehabilitation policy for the youth who had crossed over Pakistan in 1990n has been referred to the constitutional bench by the Apex Court.

July 5: Police busted a terrorist module and arrested two persons with 1.19 lakh hawala money in Kulgam. A hunt has been launched in Sopore after reports of the presence of LeT terrorist Abdullah Uni. The UK foreign Office Minster Jeremy Browne met Union home Minister as the two countries strengthened cooperation against terror.

July 6: Nine cops were injured as terrorists detonated an IED packed in a scooter outside PS Sopore. A terrorist was killed in Keran. Home Minister said that 28 names out of 700 militants have been cleared for return from PoK but there are practical issues in implementing the policy and MHA and EAM are to resolve the aspects.

July 7: SAS Geelani asked youth to desist from stone pelting as 120 civilians were killed last year and nothing was achieved. Announcing new Power Policy, Omar Abdullah said there are no chances of joint projects between J&K and PoK.

July 8:  An HM hideout was busted in Arnas and huge cache of arms and ammunition including five rifles recovered. Geelani was put under house arrest to stop him from addressing a Friday congregation at a mosque at TRC Srinagar. Majority in Ramban rejected separatism and demanded for HDC as interlocutors visited there.

July 9:  A JeM commander Ahsan Bhai and his associate were killed in an encounter at Hajan Payeen, Rajpora in Pulwama. Interlocutors visited Reasi and Kathua. Mufti Mohd Sayed asked India and Pakistan to demonstrate flexibility and involve Kashmiris in talks. GOC 15 Corps reviewed security situation.

July 10: Two boys were killed as they fiddled with an explosive device in Tral. A live grenade was seized on IB in Reasi sector. A terrorist returned after leaving a young girl in PoK.

July 11:  Interlocutors claimed consensus on many issues. Panun Kashmir described recruitment of migrant youth as mere tokenism. The US suspended USD 800 million military aid to Pakistan for not going full throttle in war on terror.

July 12: Two IEDs were recovered in Baramulla.  Mirwaiz Umar described talks through interlocutors as farce.45 terrorists were killed in a drone attack in Pakistan.

July 13: Six people were injured as an explosive device went of while the debris of the July nine encounter site was being cleared by the house owner. Interlocutors claimed that violence and militancy have failed and there was consensus on dialogue and majority wanted unity of the state. 21 people were killed and 141 injured in three blasts as terrorists struck in Mumbai.

July 14: Eight people including an LeT commander were charge sheeted in the killing of cleric Maulana Showkat but the name of Ashiq Hussain Faktoo, husband of Aisya Andrabi, who was claimed by police to be involved in the killing, didn’t figure in the list.PM said that the government will do everything to prevent terrorist attacks in future while P Chidambaram said that all groups hostile to India are on the radar of investigation in the Mumbai attacks.

July 15: Five terrorists and a Jawan were killed and five Army men including a captain were injured in an encounter at Maidanpora in Lolab, Kupwara.Arms and ammunition were recovered in Reasi.

July 16: LeT leader Al-Kama was eliminated in an encounter in Keshwan, Kishtwar. Forces claimed to have eliminated entire LeT leadership in Lolab and Sopore. GOC 16 Corps claimed that 450 ultras are in 42 Pak training camps.