Print edition : July 12, 2013
Jammu and Kashmir
At the funeral of Altaf Baba, suspected to have been the Jaish-e-Mohammed’s “district commander” and killed in a gunfight with the security forces at Pulwama on June 6. According to his father, Altaf was pursuing his undergraduation and police harassment had forced him to turn to militancy.
Kashmir witnesses a new breed of militants—educated young people who are driven by ideas of freedom and Islam. Reopening the process of dialogue is a must to counter this. By SHUJAAT BUKHARI in Srinagar