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Hit by militancy

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19.01.2019

The new-age militancy in Jammu and Kashmir seems to have reached exactly the spot – from where the armed-insurgency had started in 1988.

In summer of that year, two low-intensity blasts in Srinagar had marked the surprising start of militancy in the region. Three decades on, with a fresh series of explosions, the alarm bells are ringing again in the same summer capital.

What was largely seen as dormant in terms of the revival of the new-age militancy, Srinagar is erupting all of a sudden ahead of the 2019 Parliamentary elections in the country.

Despite high-alert in the run-up to the Republic Day celebrations, militants have managed to carry out three grenade attacks in the heart of the city, within eight days.

Srinagar is erupting all of a sudden ahead of the 2019 Parliamentary elections in the country. (Photo: PTI)

While the Army’s Northern Command chief Lt Gen Ranbir Singh very recently described 2018 as a “remarkable year" saying over 250 militants were killed while 54 others were arrested in the valley last year, the militancy looks far from over at the commencement of the new year.

In fact, the armed insurgency seems to have strategically-spilled over from rural areas, largely in the south of Kashmir, to the urban hub.

Within 24-hours of the GoC’s statement, at least four grenade explosions rocked the valley.

While the........

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