Militants in Kashmir misused mosques for terror attacks thrice in 2 years

Last Modified Monday, 12 April 2021 (12:43 IST)
Srinagar: Asserting that have misused mosques for attacks, Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kashmir, Vijay Kumar on Monday said that general public, civil societies, Masjid committees and media should condemn such acts.
“Militants have misused mosques for terror attacks ie, on 19/6/20, on 1/7/20 & on 9/4/21. General public, Masjid Intizamia , Civil Societies & Media should condemn such acts,” Mr Kumar said on the official twitter handle of Police Zone.
The IGP Kashmir once again makes a fervent appeal to all misguided youth who have joined militant ranks to shun the path of violence and return to mainstream as the society needs them and most importantly their parents.
Mr Kumar said parents should make continuous appeal to newly recruited militants to return. “Appeals should be made regularly. Parents shouldn't confine themselves to the last appeal when their children are trapped in an encounter,” he added.

3 Militants were shot down in Shopian recently 

Troops of Rashtriya Rifles (RR), CRPF and Special Operation Group (SOP) of Jammu and Kashmir police launched a CASO on last week Thursday evening following a tip off about presence of militants at Jan Mohalla, Shopian main town. However, CASO turned into an encounter when militants hiding there opened fire on security forces.
Source said militants were firing from the mosque on security forces deployed in the area.Three unidentified militants were killed and three soldiers were injured who were later admitted to 92 Base hospital Srinagar.
All roads in the Shopian town were closed and were asked to remain indoor. Shops and other business establishments in the town remained closed and traffic suspended since the CASO was launched.Security forces remained deployed in strength in the entire town to prevent any demonstration even after encounter was culminated.(UNI)