Along with harsh statements presented by the Prime Minister of India, the state also has said it will guarantee the “complete isolation” of Pakistan post the incident where an extremist suicide bomber killed 46 paramilitary police in Indian-administered Kashmir.
India claims to have “incontrovertible evidence” of its neighbor sparticipation in this incident but has not provided it yet and never will it.
Pakistan rejects any role in this inhumane attack that is claimed to be carried out by a militant group called Jaish-e-Mohammad, which is an extremist group and caused many deaths and attacks on Pakistan’s soil as well.
This bombing of the convoy is considered as the deadliest attack on Indian forces in the region for decades.
Federal Minister Arun Jaitley said India would take “all possible diplomatic steps” to wound Pakistan and cut it off from the international community.
On the other hand,the Pakistani minister has requested India to disclose the evidence the state has of Pakistan’s involvement and moreover has also offered to help them scrutinize the attack.
There has been an uprising in Indian-administered Kashmir since the late 1980s but violence and riots have increased in recent years
India states that Pakistan has long given safe haven to Jaish-e-Mohammad militants and accused it of having a “direct hand” in the attack whereas Pakistan as a nation is dealing with this issue since a long time now.
India has asked for global sanctions against the group and for its leader, Masood Azhar, to be listed down as a terrorist by the UN security council.
India has tried to do this numerous time in the past but was frequently hindered by China, an ally of Pakistan.
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in a speech that those behind the attack would pay a “heavy price”, ordering many analysts to expect further action from Delhi. But they say that the government’s military options appear restricted due to heavy snow across the region.
How did the incident occur?
The bomber was in a vehicle filled with explosives with the intention to hit a convoy of 78 buses carrying Indian security forces on the heavily protected Srinagar-Jammu highway about 20km (12 miles) from the capital of Srinagar.
The bomber is described to be Adil Dar, a high school failure who disappeared from home in March 2018. He is considered to be between the ages of 19 and 21.
Right after the attack, Jaish-e-Mohammad, the extremist party, released a video in which a young man recognized as Dar talked about what he labeled as atrocities against Kashmiri Muslims. He said he had joined the group in 2018 and was ultimately “appointed” to carry out the task of attacking Indian police.
He also stated that by the time the video will come forward, he would be in jannat (heaven).
Dar is considered to be one of many young Kashmiri men who have been radicalized in the recent years. Main opposition leader, Rahul Gandhi has been seen saying that the number of Kashmiri men joining militancy had risen from 88 in 2016 to 191 in 2018.
India has been blamed of using vicious tactics to put down protests in Kashmir – with thousands of people tolerating eye injuries from pellet guns used by Indian security forces.
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21 May, 2019