Over 700 terrorist sympathisers detained in Jammu and Kashmir

Prime News, National (Jammu), Oct 11:- Security forces have detained over 700 people in Jammu and Kashmir in response to the killing of seven civilians, including those from the Kashmiri Pandit, Sikh and Muslim communities, in six days.

Several of those detained are believed to have links to the banned Jamaat-e-Islami or are suspected overground workers (OGW) and come from Srinagar, Budgam, or other areas in southern Kashmir.

A senior police officer told NDTV they had been detained to “break the chain of attacks in the (Kashmir) Valley”. The officer also said the attacks may have been fuelled by an increase in radicalism following the Taliban’s rise to power, and that the killers were going after “easy” targets.

The murders have sparked outrage in the already tense Kashmir Valley, with opposition leaders fiercely critical of the administration’s apparent inability to stop the attacks and locals living in fear. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).

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