A local guide helped the terrorists who attacked the soldiers

In the attack in Kathua (Jammu), five soldiers were killed, while five others were injured

Kathua (Jammu and Kashmir) – Five Army personnel, including a junior commissioned officer, tragically lost their lives and five others sustained injuries in a terrorist ambush on a routine patrol vehicle near Badnota village in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday. The attack occurred on the Machedi-Kindli-Malhar road in a remote area, approximately 150 km from Kathua town, at around 3:30 pm. After this, the army cordoned off the area. Even on 9thJuly, the search operation and encounter with the terrorists is said to be going on. According to the information provided by the soldiers, this attack was carried out by three terrorists. They were heavily-armed. These terrorists had recently intruded across the border. A ‘local guide’ also helped them in the attack. A total of seven soldiers have been killed in various terrorist attacks in the last three days.

‘This fight will continue till Kashmir gets freedom’- Kashmir Tigers

A terrorist organization named ‘Kashmir Tigers’ has accepted the responsibility of this attack. The outfit is considered a branch of the banned Jaish-e-Mohammed. At Badnota in Kathua, the Indian Army was attacked with hand grenades and sniper guns. This is revenge for the death of three terrorists who were killed in Doda a few days ago. More attacks will follow soon. This terrorist organization has said that this fight will continue till Kashmir gets its freedom.

Aim to eliminate terrorism by the end of the year using EAO 2005

Army plans to end terrorism from Jammu region by the end of this year. After a recent meeting in the Ministry of Home Affairs, a list of 30 terrorists active in Poonch, Rajouri, Reasi and Kathua has been made and it has been decided to reintroduce the Enemy Agents Ordinance 2005 (1948 AD) in its original form to eliminate the terrorists and their aides. The Act provides for penalties ranging from confiscation of assets to life imprisonment and the death penalty for aiding and abetting terrorists. It was created in the year 1948 to eliminate foreign terrorists and intruders. Although the ‘UAPA’ (Unlawful Activities Prevention Act) is currently in force, the ‘Enemy Agents Ordinance’ is more stringent.

Editorial Perspective

Though Article 370 has been abrogated in Jammu-Kashmir, jihadi terrorist activities are on the rise once again. Therefore, to completely eradicate jihadist terrorism, it is necessary to provide death penalty to local collaborators who assist in terror activities.