Heightened vigil behind Kashmir violence: Amit Shah

CHANDIGARH: BJP president Amit Shah on Saturday said that greater vigil by the security forces in Jammu & Kashmir was the reason behind the ongoing against security personnel in the Valley. The BJP supremo, who is on a 110-day country-wide tour that he kick-started in Jammu last month, blamed Congress for the escalated tension in Kashmir.
Close on the heels of the abduction and killing of Lt Ummer Fayaz last week while on leave to attend the marriage of his cousin, a BSF 2016 topper and assistant commandant Nabeel Ahmad Wani, wrote to the Centre about militants threatening him and his sister. “Whenever there is an in crease in vigil and action by the security agencies, such incidents (of protests and threats) go up,” Shah said in Chandigarh. Widespread protests by college and school students along with an upsurge in stone-pelting has gripped Srinagar in the last few weeks. Kashmir has faced such crisis several times since the on set of militancy in 1989. It is not the first time that such a situation has occurred,” Shah pointed out.