What you need to know about the recent Kashmir unrest

 The recent violence in Kashmir sparked when Jaish-e-Mohammad militiants attacked the BSF battalion camp in Srinagar. The attack killed two Jammu and Kashmir cops one BSF jawan, two militiants were gunned down and three army jawans were injured.  Pakistan’s ceasefire violation acted as a catalyst in the unrest.

Here is the timeline of last three days:

October 3, 2017

Post Burhan Wani’s death in 2016, Kashmir is under continuous unrest. On October 3, 2017 militiants attacked the BSF camp near Srinagar International Airport. According to ANI two militants were killed in counter terror operations.

Terror organisation Jaish-e-Mohammad claimed the responsibility for the attack in the most secured area of the state. During the attacks the flights operations were suspended as the area was near the airport. Around 8:30am the flight operations were resumed and Union Minister Rajnath Singh called for a high level meetiong in the North Block at 11.30am.

The BSF soldier who was killed in the attack was identified as ASI BK Yadav.

OCTOBER 4, 2017

The border security force effciently dealt with the Tuesday attack but, the firing by the unidentified militiants is still continued. Along the Poonch sector of LOC the Pakistani Army initiated unprovoked firing, small arms and mortans around 0845 hours. Director-General KK Sharma spoke about the possibility of fidayeen (suicide squads of militants) sneaking through the border because of Pakistan’s attitude.

OCTOBER 5, 2017

Frequent braid cutting incidents pose a new challenge ahead the Army. Separatists started protests against the government which later turned violent. In Nowgam and Kralpora area of Srinagar,  two incidents of braid cutting were reported earlier, people took to streets and protested against the police and government.

BHARVI DASSON