NIA orders probe against Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, other Kashmiri separatists over alleged Pakistan funding
The NIA registered a Preliminary Enquiry (PE) against Syed Ali Shah Geelani and others for a involvement in subversive activities and receiving funds from LeT chief Hafiz Saeed.
Authorities on Friday placed Huriyat leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq under house arrest to prevent him from participating in protests.
The security officials are worried about growing public support for militancy in Kashmir as not only has a strong Over Ground Workers (OGWs) network ensured increase in successful "infiltration" attempts from across the border, during repeated cross-border skirmishes, but also people have openly come out to help the militants by protesting to foil counter-insurgency operations.
Miscreants in Kashmir are targeting schools and education institutes in Kashmir Valley with 21 schools been burnt to ashes or damaged mysteriously during the on-going unrest that started after the killing of Burhan Wani
Mehbooba seems to have realized that the current nature of Kashmir unrest is very different from the earlier turbulences in its Islamist overtones and the way it has been continuing unabated over such a long period of time.
Pakistan may have incited the fire lit by the Indian government's faulty handling of the situation but the fault primarily lies with the Kashmir govt.
India has a huge opportunity to wrest the Kashmir initiative. Whether or not Modi seizes it will define his legacy.
Modi may have waxed lyrical on Kashmir, but the fact remains that Kashmir violence is no voluntary outburst of anger triggered by Wani's killing.
That the PDP, which faces an unprecedented crisis, would resort to this isn't surprising. Crucially, it seems the BJP is ready to forego India's stated Kashmir policy and its own ideology at the altar of power.
Army Chief General Dalbir Singh will be on a day-long visit on Wednesday to review the security situation in Kashmir valley and along the Line of Control.