ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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within a militant group called Lashkar-e- Toiba. On the other hand, the Indian government's retaliation through counter-insurgency measures has not yielded any results either The ruthless measures by the security forces and army personnel, indiscriminately adopted against all Kashmiris during the last decade, have antagonised the common citizens of the state. Chief minister Farooq Abdullah's reluctance to deploy the security forces in certain areas which is being blamed for the recent spate of militant strikes there is understandable. He is caught in a catch-22 situation unable to resist militancy on his own and yet unwilling to deploy the security forces because of the inevitable harassment and torture of innocent people that it would involve.

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