New ISI-Lashkar plan to keep Kashmir on boil

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  1. EagleOne

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    New Delhi: Government sources have revealed that trouble-makers in Jammu and Kashmir are being instructed by their mentors in Pakistan to keep the Kashmir valley on the boil by instigating people to confront security forces.

    The sources say the latest strategy of the Pakistan's ISI and the Lashkar-e-Toiba is to combine renewed infiltration attempts by heavily-armed militants with the unleashing of civil unrest to ensure Kashmir remains in a state of chaos.

    The aim is to make create the kind of situation that had prevailed during the 2008 Amarnath Yatra agitation, the sources said.

    One of the main elements of this new strategy is to instigate people to confront security personnel and force them to react violently.

    Over the last couple of weeks Kashmir has indeed witnessed violent protests with agitators often attacking security forces.

    The new strategy to foment trouble has been devised following the failure to push an adequate number of militants across the Line of Control in the past few months, the sources said

    http://www.ndtv.com/article/india/new-isi-lashkar-plan-to-keep-kashmir-on-boil-34576?cp
     
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    Isn't this the usual? iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii
    Our security forces won't be sorry when they interrupt them =).
     
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    Didnt get the time the whole day to post, but i was getting this feeling that the violence over the last few days has been instigated by the people on ISI payrolls. I think there is this new intensity in brewing up trouble in Kashmir.
    They may now want to slow down on the terrorists activity and instead create these protests etc. The CRPF has said that the other day they had only used rubber bullets. How the two people got killed needs to be investigated. I have a feeling that the henchmen of ISI may well be doing the job to tarnish the image of the security forces and also to whip up emotions in the valley. India has to play the game carefully. May be the next time there are these protests the security forces should have cameras located at strategic points so as to have an idea of what going on and identify the leaders of these terrorists.
     
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    Wasn't it proved/exposed that stone pelting in Kashmir is organized by seperatists and ISI. So, you reap what you sow. You throw stones we throw bullets.
     
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    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...d-in-Kashmir-violence/articleshow/6112358.cms

    My thinking was not off the mark at all in my post above. Even the government is very much on the money as far as the current violence in Kashmir is concerned.
     
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    If we throw bullets, there will be even more outrage and more people willing to fight against India. What is required is a concerted effort to bring down this stone-pelting cartel backed by separatist elements which are in turn backed by Pakistan. Previously, India has identified and arrested the head of Stone-pelting business. What we need to do this is to cut-off the funding and arresting the masterminds behind it. That's the way it should be done if India has to taste success in the long term.

     
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    There are a few basic points missing in this analysis. Kashmiris most of all know the wheels within wheels that embody the Kashmiri issue. The present protests are a very legitimate and their core concern is punishing personnel who were involved in fake encounter killings, most recently in Machil sector, and to prevent recurrence in future. Putting a blanket label of ISI-LeT is counter productive and is like praising the ISI-LeT for somthing they dont have the power to do. They will obviously try to take advantage of the situation but the situation is created by the actions of the Centre and state govt.s

    From what I can gather, the teenagers and under 25 are mainly behind this current agitation. And interesting thing is that the sepratist leaders like Geelani or Mirwaiz Umar are not leading the mob but the mob is leading the sepratists. Mirwaiz Umar who among the moderate sepratists had an overall bigger influence among the separatist section of the population was actually hounded and attacked by the youths when he went to visit the families of the ones who had died recently. More hardcore and extremists leaders like Geelani and Asiya Andrabi who were on the fringe have come out winners even though majority of the teenagers resent their orthodox religious agenda. Whoever articulates the single point agenda of bringing guiltyto justice wins the masses. Blaming it on ISI-LeT is like the Pakistanis blaming the Balochi resentment on RAW-BLA. Even if they are involved, they have a minor role and reacting with violence by the Indian state is what they want so that more people join them.

    Now some ground realities are that there is just too many CRPF forces in the valley. They must be withdrawn as soon as possible. J&K police should take over law and order duties. At the same time, youth politics should be consolidated into student unions and the like so that they are not hijacked by sepratists elements. Increase in youth centres that have sport facilities for football, cricket e.t.c. can be used to channelise energy. The J&K sport minister should be given the youth development portfolio as well to focus on youth as well
    The Army has been withdrawn from population areas and is mainly kept near border areas. The CRPF forces should follow suit. Another quick term fix is resensitising of the CRPF personnel. Most of them have a prejudiced mindset about Kashmiris and their behaviour instead of being friendly is more of being an occupier. They are here to protect the Kashmiri locals not to subjugate them. That is the message that should be broadcast to the people and to the security forces as well. And there is a genuine need of setting up a truth and reconciliation mission where atrocities committed by the militants are exposed but also the atrocities by the state are acknowledged and apologised for.

    Its a long term process, but an ACTIVE process. Being complacent is not an option. Omar Abdulla should have known that the June pattern is pretty prominent and that he should be prepared for the month of June and July as these tend to be the most violent months every year.
     

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