Lt Gov on spurt in killings in Kashmir: Terrorism in last stages

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J&K Lt Governor Manoj Sinha (File Pic)

Srinagar: The reasons for the recent increase in terror attacks in Kashmir is that terrorism in the Valley is in its last stages and Pakistan wants instability here, J&K Lt Governor Manoj Sinha said today.

He told reporters here that the security forces are preparing to deal with the situation with full strength.

“It (terrorism) is breathing its last…I have said it repeatedly that when a lamp is about to extinguish,  its flame flares up more,” Sinha said.

He was commenting on the spate of recent killings in Kashmir, mostly targeting Kashmiri Pandits and Hindus from outside Kashmir Valley.

In a series of targeted attacks, terrorists have killed 6 members of minority Kashmiri Pandit community and non-locals since May.

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The LG said efforts are being made to “disturb” peace in Kashmir with the help of “elements across (Pakistan).”

“Some elements on the other side are trying to create instability (in Kashmir). They can’t digest the robust economy and tourism here. People here (in Kashmir) should understand it,” Sinha said.

Contending that he sees a lot of change in the psychology of people in Kashmir, the LG said they understand the reasons behind the recent spurt in targeted killings.

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“Several people have openly condemned such  (targeted) acts. Religious clerics have also condemned it,” he added.