The New Face of Terror in Kashmir: Circa 2018

Terrorism resting on a credible ideology and public support tends to survive for decades particularly when backed by external actors. Insurgency in Northern Ireland for instance bore the scars of many years of violence, Kashmir seems to be following a similar pathway with many peaks and troughs in bloodshed sustained by the creed of separatism. This trajectory is non linear hence insurgency tends to go through many phases. July 2016 was the start of a new trend in Kashmir with the killing of Burhan Wani catching public imagination leading to widespread unrest in the Valley. This has been largely controlled due to a number of factors including restoration of the writ of the State by strong arm security action to reasonably credible political actors in the form of an elected government led by Mehbooba Mufti. Restoration of reasonable order has followed the well worn pathway of countering militancy ranging from use of a strong security grid to cordon and search operations or CASO and mantra of development led by the State government. The changes in terrorism however have gone largely unnoticed but may be the defining trend in the coming years and thus need emphasis.......................

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