Terrorists supplied across border to disrupt tranquility in Kashmir: BJP

| Updated: Mar 30, 2017 10:45 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar. 30 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday said that the recent militants attack at a police station in south Kashmir's Kulgam depicts that supply of terrorists from across the border is continuing to disrupt the tranquility in the valley. Lauding the valor of the armed forces, BJP spokesperson Nalin Kohli told ANI that the men in uniform are leaving no stone unturned in eliminating security threats. "Over the last few days it appears that there is a renewed attempt to somehow disrupt the peace and development in Jammu and Kashmir.but this is not going to reverse the successes by our armed forces or by our security personal," he said. He further said that the Center and the state government is working together towards bringing peace and development of Jammu and Kashmir. A police party which was deployed to handle the locals who were stone pelting, were fired upon by terrorists in Kulgam's Madibugh Yaripora in Jammu and Kashmir yesterday. This fresh provocation comes as an audition to the recent spree of attacks on Kulgam cops by terrorists. A day earlier, terrorists opened fire outside the residence of a senior police officer in Khudwani area of Kulgam and prior to that, terrorists had also barged into the houses of cops and threatened their families. Militants also ransacked the senior cops' house in a third such incident in the last seven days in the Kashmir Valley. On Monday, militants had ransacked an assistant sub-inspector's house in Dairoo village of Shopian district. Earlier, they looted the house and torched the car of a Jammu and Kashmir Prisons Department officer in Budgam district. Stone pelting, which has become a major point of debate, is the core issue of discussion both by the state and Central governments. In the wake of the civilian casualties and injuries during the stone pelting that occurred on the sidelines of the Budgam encounter in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) made a fervent appeal to the locals of the Valley to not pose as an obstruction in the path of security forces while they are combating terrorists. Three stone pelters were killed in retaliatory firing by security forces near the site of the Budgam encounter in Jammu and Kashmir. The stone pelters could be seen attacking the forces while a gunbattle was underway with terrorists, during which they were killed. At least 17 stone pelters, 40 CRPF and 20 police personnel were injured in the stone pelting. (ANI)

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