CHRONOLOGY OF EVENTS
(Aug 1, 2009 to Oct 31, 2009)
Aug 1: Terrorists carried out twin strikes in Srinagar city killing a cop at Batmaloo and injuring two CRPF jawans in Residency Road area. Two OGWs of LeT were arrested and an HM terrorist surrendered in Bandipore. Terrorists’ attempt to target Budda Amarnath Yatra was foiled as 20 kg RDX was recovered on yatra route in Sabjan forests. Three children were injured in a mine blast in Khour area of Akhnoor. A fresh recruit of HM was rescued in Doda. Hinting at phased withdrawal of anti-terror law, Home Minister P. Chidambaram said that AFSPA amendments are getting ready. India asked Pakistan to act against Hafiz Sayeed.
Aug 2: Four terrorists and an Army jawan were killed in a fierce gunbattle in Bangas. Terrorists gunned down a local army jawan Sabzar Ahmed, posted in Hyderabad, at Reshi Nagri, Shopian. A boy was killed as he was fiddling with an unexploded shell at Tosa Midan in Khag, Budgam. Ali Saeed of Baramalli in Dharmsal, Rajouri was beheaded by terrorists. A terrorist launched a grenade attack at Radhey Sham Mandir at Doda. Two persons including a Bihari were injured in a grenade attack at Rambagh, Srinagar. HM’s financial manager Assar-ul-Haq of Bhalessa, Doda was arrested in Jammu and Rs three lakh hawala money was recovered from his possession. The UK described LeT responsible for Mumbai attacks.
Aug 3: An army jawan was killed in an accidental fire in Akhnoor. Three landmines were defused in same area. A tunnel reportedly dug from Pakistan upto the fence on LoC to infiltrate terrorists collapsed due to heavy rains.
Aug 4: A live grenade was defused in Nowshera, Rajouri. Bodies of two terrorists were recovered in Bangus, Kupwara. Four drivers from PoK were detained as the concerned detected Pak’s trial to smuggle arms and explosives under garb of cross LoC trade.
Aug 5: Three infiltrators were among seven terrorists killed in different operations across Kashmir valley. An infiltration bid was foiled in Sabjjan area as an infiltrator was killed while two others managed to retrieve. An HM Comdr was killed at Chalot in Marmat, Doda. Chairing Unified Hqrs. meet, Omar asked for coordination among security forces to maintain peace in people-friendly atmosphere. Pakistan government banned 25 religious and other organisations including Jamaat-ud-Dawah, JeM and LeT.
Aug 6: Terrorists gunned down a civilian in Mahore. A surrendered terrorist escaped with the rifle of an SPO in Kishtwar. Two HM terrorists were arrested in Delhi.
Aug 7: Three terrorists and two jawans were killed in separate encounters across Kashmir Valley. An OGW of HM & HuM was arrested in Sopore. Two ultras arrested in Delhi hailed each frmo Kathua and Kupwara. All India Anti-Terrorist Front Chairman MS Bitta sought tough action against terrorists and Pak and expressed concern over construction of concrete bunkers along IB by Pakistan.
Aug 8: The grenade thrower, who had launched a grenade attack at Rambag earlier in the week, was arrested. An IED recovered at Timbra on Poonch-Mandi road was defused. Describing rise in infiltration in JK worrisome, Defence Minister AK Antony said that more terrorist groups were trying to infiltrate. In a new development along IB, Pak rangers have started covering bunkers and posts with trees.
Aug 9: A CRPF jawan and a fire services cop were injured in a grenade attack at Habba Kadal, Srinagar. A TA jawan was shot at and injured by terrorists in Navapachi area of Kishtwar while a surrendered terrorist looted the house of a villager at gun point in the same district.
Aug 10: Three HM Comdrs reportedly planning massacre of minorities were killed in an operation at Gajna Top, Mahore. A Pakistani, awaiting repatriation after completing jail term, escaped from the custody of Khour police station. A terrorist hideout was busted in Anantnag district; a CRPF jawan, injured earlier, succumbed to his injuries. AR Rather announced 15000 jobs to lure back KPs to Valley and mediclaim for relief holders in his budget for 2009-10.
Aug 11: An IED was defused in Ramban while terrorists beat up villagers and injured them at Trihgam in Banihal. Terrorists gunned down in Mahore have been identified as local terrorists. 253 people including separatists are detained under PSA in the state.
Aug 12: One person was killed and nine others injured in a grenade attack in Sopore. Another grenade attack was carried on a CRPF bunker at Noorbagh.
Aug 13: Three jawans died in different incidents in Jammu region. Security has been beefed up across the state on the eve of the Independence Day.
Aug 14: Security forces eliminated four top HM terrorists in Mahore, Reasi. Security forces recovered a handgrenade lying on the road-side in Baramulla. Police claimed to have arrested a youth Kuldeep Raj in Kanchak with explosives and produced him before media but the youth denied that the explosives were recovered from him. In his Independence Day message, Omar Abdullah favoured dialogue between Centre and the separatists and Governor described normalcy imperative for development and appealed for making the state abode of lasting pace. Kashmir paratrooper Shabir Ahmed Malik was awarded Kirti Chakra Pashtomusly.
Aug 15: Referring to the turn out in J&K Assembly elections in J&K, Prime Minister said that separatists ideology has no place in the state and added that the centre would continue to honour the special provisions provided to J&K in the constitution.
Aug 16: A civilian, reportedly an informer, was killed by terrorists in Kastigarh while an SPO was shot at and injured in Gandoh, Doda. An LeT terrorist was killed in Pulwama. High alert has been sounded along IB and LoC after Pak Rangers tried to push terrorists from Ramgarh and Sabjan areas.
Aug 17: An LeT Comdr was killed in an encounter in Mahore, Reasi. Addressing the CMs’ Conference, Prime Minister said that there is credible information about terror groups in Pakistan planning fresh attacks in India and there has been surge in infiltration attempts. Omar Abdullah asked for dealing root cause of problem politically and withdrawal of AFSPA partially.
Aug 18: An SPO was killed in an encounter in Marmat, Doda. A large quantity of arms and ammunition was recovered in Poonch and Rajouri districts. A terrorists hideout was busted in Machail, Kupwara and large quantity of arms and ammunition recovered.
Aug 19: Two HM Comdrs were killed in Chatroo, Kishtwar. The resolution for establishment of Hill Council for Chenab Valley by NC legislature Najeeb Suharawardy was passed by the Legislative Council.
Aug 20: Two terrorists were killed in Kupwara. Security forces recovered arms and explosives in Chingus, Rajouri. Four terrorists have reportedly infiltrated in Jammu sector recently. Ali Mohd. Sagar said that AFSPA is to stay till needed.
Aug 21: A BSF jawan was injured in a mine blast in forward area of Rajouri. RSS Chief Dr. Mohan Bhagwat said that Jinnah was not a secular person and opposed talks with terrorists till they shun violence.
Aug 22: Two terrorists were killed in Kupwara.
Aug 23: Three HM terrorists hailing frmo Kulgam were nabbed in Gool, Ramban and Rs 1.20 lakh hawala money recovered from their possession. Al-Badr Chief Zeenat-ul-Islam of Shopian was arrested from Sopore.
Aug 24: Six CRPF jawans were injured in a grenade attack in Srinagar city. Two TA jawans were held with Rs 1.7 lakh fake currency in Poonch.
Aug 25: A jawan, a civilian and a Pak terrorist were killed in an encounter in Mahore. An HM terrorist who had given a slip to police was re-arrested in Chanderkoot, Ramban. An HM terrorist Ghazi Misbah-ud-Din was re-arrested in South Kashmir.
Aug 26: An NC activist and an Imam were injured in terrorist firing at Bona Mohalla Masjid, Shopian. An SPO was among the two held in connection with fake currency case involving TA jawan. GoC Northern Command Lt. Gen. PC Bardwaj said that infiltration was on rise and 600-800 ultras are operating in J&K.
Aug 27: An LeT Comdr was killed and his deputy escaped in injured condition in Keshwan, Kishtwar. Two JeM terrorists, including one who contested Assembly Election on NPP ticket, were convicted by a Delhi Court for possessing RDX. Omar Abdullah referred to statistical data to claim that situation has improved since Jan, 2009 and called for Indo-Pak and Centre-State dialogue.
Aug 28: Police claimed that the leads by women and other locals helped elimination of top Comdrs in Mahore recently. Govt announced Rs 20 lakh reward to any one whose lead leads to criminals in Shopian case.
Aug 29: An HM Comdr was arrested in Bandipore. Rajouri terrorist, held recently in New Delhi, was found involved in UP and Gujrat blasts and possesses PG certificate.
Aug 30: A man was injured in a mine blast near LoC in Baramulla.
Aug 31: Terrorists struck in Srinagar city killing two CRPF jawans and causing injury to 26 persons in twin attacks. With the killing of yet another LeT Comdr in Mahore 16 terrorsits were eliminated in recent past. 22 hideouts were also discovered in the area.
Sep 1: An Army jawan was killed as troops failed an attempt of Pak Army to push in infiltrators; eight top terrorists reportedly failed to intrude in the attempt. Pull out begins as Army proposed to withdraw 15000 troops from Rajouri-Poonch.
Sep 2: Five infiltrators were killed in Gurez sector as an intrusion bid was foiled on LoC. Police launched a manhunt as terrorists killed two cops in an ambush in Thannamandi, Rajouri. A man was arrested and arms and ammunition recovered from his possession in Baramulla.
Sep 3: An Asstt. Comdt. BSF shot himself dead in Hiranagar. Most of the KP organisations expressed reservations on return formula.
Sep 4: A terrorist involved in an shoot-out that killed the CRPF jawans in Srinagar some days back has been killed in an encounter in Pattan, Baramulla. A top LeT terrorist was killed in Mahore. A surrendered terrorist working as OGW of HUJI and LeT was arrested near Bus Stand Kishtwar. 21 more Rajouri and Poonch youth are under surveillance of UP cops for terrorist activities. Army Chief said that India will retaliate if cease-fire violated.
Sep 5: 12 HM terrorists belonging to Katra-Udhampur belt are reportedly trying frantically to come back from PoK. A hand grenade was recovered from Baramulla district. Accusing Pakistan of deliberately stifling probe into Mumbai terror attack. India rules out dialogue with Pakistan.
Sep 6: A Pak terrorist was killed and one another held in two different operations in Sopore. Army said that there has been spurt in infiltration across LoC in July and August. After LAC incursions, China has reportedly violated IB in Ladakh. Yasin Malik returned with his bride Mushral Mullick from Pakistan.
Sep 7: IED and detonators were recovered in Mahore.
Sep 8: A terrorist was killed in Kupwara and two OGWs of LeT arrested in Pulwama.
Sep 9: An Army major and two infiltrators were killed and an infiltrator escaped back to PoK in injured condition as Army foiled an infiltration bid in Mendhar sector. Two CRPF jawans and a cop were injured as terrorists attempted to blow up a CRPF camp in Srinagar and a police station at Sopore. Protests rocked Shopian over the death of a Majlis member.
Sep 10: Ammunition and ration was seized from a terrorist hideout in Reasi. Indo-Pak foreign ministers are to meet in New York.
Sep 11: A terrorist was killed in an encounter in Handwara. Geelani has been put under house arrest. P.Chidambaram said that security threat from Pakistan has not diminished.
Sep 12: Two cops and a woman were killed and 10 others injured as terrorists triggered a car blast outside central jail in Rainawari Srinagar.
Sep 13: Ghulam Ahmed Chowhan, father of a surrendered terrorist, was killed by terrorists after he attempted to capture them in his house at Sigdi Bhatta, Chatroo. A Pakistani was nabbed by people near LoC in Balakote area of Mendhar sector. Panun Kashmir asks GoI to end secret talks with Pak and Jehadi elements as organisation observed its annual day at Jammu.
Sep 14: Arms and ammunition were recovered from Kupwara. Four blasts rocked Udhampur. Mirwaiz Umar was reelected Chairman Hurriyat Conference. Pandits observed Balidan Diwas.
Sep 15: Three HM terrorists were nabbed in Kishtwar. Local terrorists have been reportedly called back to training camps in PoK to boost infiltration. Prime Minister expressed worry over rise in infiltration and cross border terrorism as Nepal and Bangladesh are being used for infiltrations.
Sep 16: Six jawans were injured as a grenade exploded in their unit in Balakote, Mendhar. Three terrorists have been reportedly trapped in Mendhar.
Sep 17: HM Chenab Valley Comdr’s wife and body guard were held as they were attempting to spread network in Udhampur hills. Two BSF jawans were injured as terrorists reportedly infiltrated from Pargwal sector.
Sep 18: Terrorists killed two SPOs and escaped with their weapons in Marmat, Doda. Three LeT terrorists were arrested and arms and ammunition recovered from their possession in Bhaderwah. Two persons were arrested in Baramulla after arms and ammunition were recovered from their possession. After reports about infiltration from Pargwal sector, BSF said that there were no signs of infiltration. Asking India to initiate talks with separatists and Pakistan, Mirwaiz Umar invited Centre for talks.
Sep 19: A top LeT terrorist was killed in Doda. Large quantity of arms and explosives and Nepali currency was recovered from a hideout of terrorists in Rajouri. NPP leader Mohd. Iqbal Jan, who contested LS elections from Baramulla was awarded life term along with his associate for terrorists activities by a Delhi Court.
Sep 20: Two terrorists were killed in Kupwara. Two LeT terrorists surrendered in Doda after escaping from training camp in upper reaches of the district.
Sep 21: Terrorists killed a woman and injured her sister in Kangan, Ganderbal. An Army jawan committed suicide in Sunjwan Army Station. After violating ceasefire at about seven places during night to facilitate infiltration, Pak army turned with sweets in the morning on the occasion of Eid.
Sep 22: A terrorist and a jawan were killed and four other jawans injured in an encounter in Rafiabad, Baramulla. In a new strategy to smuggle weapons into Indian territory, Pak Army dropped weapons into India from a military post. P.Chidambaram said that Indian forces were ready to meet possible terror threat during festive season.
Sep 23: Army Major, a Marine Commando and two terrorists were among six killed in two different incidents in Baramulla and Bandipore districts. General Kapoor accused Pakistan of violating cease-fire while Farooq Abdullah said that people of J&K have detested bloodshed. Even as Panun Kashmir remained away from Apex Committee meet most of the Pandit organisations asked government to solve other issues first before pursuing return issue. Govt said that 1600 Pandit families were ready to return.
Sep 24: Two top HM terrorists, involved in several cases in Reasi, were killed in Kulgam district. A cop was injured accidentally in Shaheed Gunj, Srinagar. A Pakistani was nabbed in Akhnoor sector. HM financial advisor was held with Rs 25 lakh cash in connection with bank fraud case in Kishtwar.
Sep 25: A JeM terrorist was arrested from Bus Stand area of Jammu. Three LeT OGWs were arrested in Srinagar. IAF is strengthening Air Defence on LAC with China in Leh.
Sep 26: A terrorist couple was reportedly trapped in Doda. Arms and ammunition were recovered in Baramulla. PM asked Pakistan to shed terror as state policy.
Sep 27: Two jawans were hurt in landmine blasts along LoC in Rajouri-Poonch.
Sep 28: Three LeT terrorists and a woman were killed in an encounter in Tral. 17 year old Ruksana and his 20 year old brother Aijaz Ahmed killed a JeM Comdr and snatched two rifles in their house at Upper Shahdra Sharief in Rajouri. Mirwaiz met Zardari in New York. CBI exhumed bodies of Shopian victims.
Sep 29: Two HM terrorists were arrested at Railway Station Jammu after their return from Pakistan via Nepal. Terrorists killed three CRPF jawans and injured two civilians at Sopore.
Sep 30: Terrorists shot dead an NC activist in Bandipore Lt. Gen. BS Jaswal took our as Northern Command Chief P. Chidambaram claimed progress on talks with Kashmiri separatists.
Oct 1 : One infiltrators was killed as terrorists made a bid to infiltrate via RS Pura sector. Four terrorists were reportdly trapped in Galut forests in Mendhar. A body was recovered near Makdoom Sahab Shrine in Srinagar. A CRPF jawan was injured in an accidental firing i is camp near Shah Cinema Srinagar. State Cabinet approved PM’s package for KPs.
Oct 2: The death toll of infiltrators rose to two in RS Pura infiltration attempt. A Pakistani was arrested in Ramgarh sector. An LeT terrorist was arrested from Banihal bus stand and an amount of Rs 2.5 lakh hawala money, being smuggled from Sopore to Banihal for LeT Comdr Abu Musswa, was recovered from his possession. A terrorist was killed in an encounter in Handwara. Terrorists shot dead a forrmer terrorist in Sopore. A teenager was killed in Pro-Geelani protests in Baramulla. Ruksana was honoured by Anti-Terrorists Front Chairman MS Bitta at Delhi for her bravery. A Pak ultra Sonaullah of Sailkot was awarded life term by a Jammu Court in a Katra bus blast case of 1994 that killed 10 and injured 43 others.
Oct 3: Body of an Army jawan was found hanging in Nowshera, Rajouri, Baramulla witnessed violent protests on the death of a teenager. Umar Farooq described dialogue between India, Pakistan and representatives of Kashmir inevitable. India condemned OICs stand on J&K.
Oct 4: A chemist was held for tracking an ultra in Rajouri. A BSF jawan shot himself dead in Nowshera sector. violent protests continued for second day in Baramulla. GoC in Command of 9 Corps Lt. Gen. GM Nayar said that infiltration is not possible without ISI help.
Oct 5: LeT district Comdr for Doda Ashiq Hussain and his wife were arrested in Batmalloo, Srinagar. Protests continued in Baramulla. RDX and ammunition was recovered from Mansar in Samba district. Balraj Puri was selected for 24th Indira Gandhi Award for Nation Integration for the year 2008.
Oct 6: HM Comdr Javed Iqbal, reportedly MSC Physics, was killed along with his associate in Sudhmahadev area while one terrorist managed his escape. Two J&K Cops were held with heroin in Punjab. Mehbooba Mufti met PM and called for CBMs. Mirwaiz Umar said that Hurriyat is ready for unconditional talks.
Oct 7: Two top LeT and HM Comdrs were among five terrorists killed across Kashmir Valley; two soldiers were also injured. Two powerful IEDs were detected and defused on Rajouri-Poonch road. Centre announced bravery award for Ruksana.
Oct 8: War time weapon-two Inch Mortar Gun-was recovered from Dorimal in Shahdra Sharief. Massive protests were held in Jammu as a Hindu youth was allegedly killed in police custody in Srinagar for marrying a Muslim woman. 17 people were killed and 80 others including 3 ITBP men injured as Taliban attacked Indian Embassy in Kabul.
Oct 9: A Pak terrorists Abul Mu’awiya was killed in Pulwama house before his planned suicide attack in Srinagar. Operation against terrorists in Ladoo Pulwama entered third day. A major infiltration bid was foiled in Balakote sector. Two terrorists were killed in Banihal. President Pratibha Patil reviewed situation on LoC and asked troops to maintain high degree of preparedness. Patil also met brave Ruksana of Rajouri and presented her a gift. HC asked government not to interfere with Geelani’s movement.
Oct 10: Three infiltrators were killed in Gurez sector. Ladoo operation was called off as terrorists managed their escape. An HM Comdr was killed in Doda.
Oct 11: Mufti Sayeed asked for delinking Kashmir issue from terrorism. Raising Kashmir issue in the UN, Pakistan described “decolonisation agenda incomplete without resolution of the issue” India described J&K integral part of India.
Oct 12: Two ultras were arrested in two different operations in Kishtwar and Rajouri districts. 26 Pakistanis including terrorists arrested in J&K are being released.
Oct 13: Forces foiled an infiltration bid in Krishan Ghati in Poonch sector. P. Chidambaram said that PM was open to dialogue with all sections in J&K. Asking for addressing internal and external aspects of Kashmir, Omar Abdullah advocated for simultaneous dialogue with Pakistan and J&K people. Farooq Abdullah said that Kashmir will never become part of Pakistan.
Oct 14: P. Chidambaram said that quiet diplomacy and quiet talks will be pursued for the resolution of Kashmir issue. He termed violence in Kashmir as a result of infiltration from Pak and PoK. Umar Farooq hailed Chidambarams, statement while Geelani rejected the offer. The prisons deptt has to pay a bill of Rs 30,000 incurried on the treatment of Shabir Shah, surprisingly without spending a day in jail as PSA has been revoked against him by the state government.
Oct 15: Mehbooba Mufti termed P.Chidambaram’s statement positive. AK Antony said that terror camps are in tact in Pakistan.
Oct 16: A JeM terrorist was arrested in Anantnag. Hurriyat Conference set conditions for entering into dialogue with the Centre. Rajouri siblings to get Rs 2.5 lakh award for killing terrorist Osama.
Oct 17: An HUJI Comdr Mohd. Amin was killed in Chatroo, Kishtwar. A jawan was killed in a mine blast in Mendhar sector. A culvert was damaged in an IED blast in Paharpur, Kathua. Chitisingpora massacre victims turned hostile and refused to identify the accused person stating that they couldn’t see the assailants. Farooq Abdullah said that the cricketer, detained in Banglore, has no terror links and was detained under conspiracy.
Oct 19: India said that its forces were ready to meet any challenge including threat from Taliban.
Oct 20: Terrorists made an abortive bid to blow PS Sopore. An OGW of HuM was arrested in Kupwara. A Hizb hideout was busted in Dool, Kishtwar. Prime Minister asked forces to be ready for any challenge as Intelligence reports warn of imminent attacks.
Oct 21: Three hard-core terrorists of HM were killed at Daggan Top on Mahore-Gool border while a teacher turned woman terrorists Surayia was reportedly at large. Terrorists hurled a grenade towards the residence of a civilian in Shopian but the grenade failed to explode. Geelani calls for shutdown against PM’s visit. While Farooq Abdullah said that quiet diplomacy will give results, Omar Abdullah said that talks with every section will be result oriented and gun is no solution and should stop. MoS Information Technology said that Govt. would check intrusion of Pak network but said that no decision has been taken on ban on prepaid mobiles in the state.
Oct 22: Pak Army has reportedly shifted ultras to Govt. buildings to push them into India at opportunity time.
Oct 23: An LeT terrorist was killed in Sopore. P. Chidambaram said that fool proof plan to check terror founds was not possible.
Oct 24: A case was registered against Army after a youth was killed after assaulting a Sentry of an Army Camp in Rafiabad. Farooq Ganai head of News Agency of Kashmir (NAK) was arrested from his officer at Jewel Chowk for his links with ISI. An LeT terrorist was arrested from Patnazi, Kishtwar. Pak Army violeted ceasefire in KG sector to push infiltrators.
Oct 25: Top HM terrorist was arrested in Reasi. Panun Kashmir rejected return formula and said that any compromise with separatists will negate secularism and pave way for establishment of Muslim state in J&K.
Oct 26: An HM Comdr was among three terrorists killed in Valley. Three OGWs of HM were arrested in Rajouri. Centre asks forces to tighten security in J&K.
Oct 27: Valley observed shutdown on Geelani’s call to oppose lending of Indian troops on this day in 1947. Brig. Rajinder Singh paid rich tributes on his martyrdom day. Azad said that those promoting terror cannot escape from it. On the eve of PM’s visit, security was beefed up after after Hizb threat.
Oct 28: A terrorist hideout was busted in Baramulla. PM asked Pakistan to act against terror and Inia will reciprocate. Sonia Gandhi said that all issues can be resolved through dialogue. Strike paralysed life in Valley on PM’s visit.
Oct 29: Army foiled an intrusion bid in Tangdhar sector and killed an intruder. A JeM Comdr and his body guard were killed in Mendhar. Prime Minister said that India was not acting under pressure in offering dialogue with Pakistan. State Govt. sanctioned 3000 posts for migrants.
Oct 30: A Pak Army regular was among two intruders killed in Keran sector. Ruksana’s house fired in Shahdra Sharief. Got. to construct transit camps for migrants in Kashmir Valley. Home Ministry bans pre-paid mobiles in J&K.
Oct 31: An LeT Comdr was among two terrorists killed in the Valley. A CRPF jawan was arrested as he killed his two colleagues and injured two others in Anantnag. GoC Northern Command said that Army is prepared to meet any eventuality from Pak and China. Balraj Puri conferred Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration.