Professional independent ‘terror cell’ in Srinagar behind rising militant attacks, says AS Dulat

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Former head of R&AW and one of India’s foremost security experts on Kashmir A.S. Dulat claimed that a professional independent “terror cell” in Srinagar is behind the rising militant attacks in Kashmir Valley.

In an interview with The Wire, Dulat said the cell is clearly linked to Pakistan. “Its work is far more professional than anything we have seen in the last three years,” he added.

The administration Dulat claimed has no idea of who are the members of this “terror cell” or where they are located.

Kashmir is experiencing “the most dangerous terrorism since August 2019. Number of overground workers connected to militant groups and other people who are sympathetic to militant groups has grown in the Valley”.

Dulat in a 44-minute long interview said the influence of the Jamaat has spread right through the administration, including the police.

He also admitted that one of the targets of the militants are “migrant pandits who are getting government jobs, especially in departments that are important for demographic changes”.

He concluded that the situation is “very bad” and that it could get worse.

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