Kashmir becoming hot

Kashmir becoming hot
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Increase in militancy related incidents in Kashmir during the past few days and riffles being snatched have sent alarm bells ringing.
Militancy returning to Kashmir has put the state and central governments in a tight spot. Young boys joining militant ranks has emerged as a big challenge for the security agencies. Though the government has increased the reward for the militants who surrender to Rs 6 lakhs not many militants have come forward to lay down their arms.
The big challenge the security agencies are facing is the increase in number of riffle snatching incidents. On Wednesday itself militants managed to snatch six riffles two from the guards of a mainstream politician who was shot dead in Pulwama and four from a police post in Srinagar outskirts.
As the summer season is about to commence the security agencies fear that in coming days there is every possibility about infiltration attempts witnessing an increase. Many top officers during the recent past have stated that militants are waiting at the launching pads on the other side and they can crossover as soon as the snow melts.
Many people are apprehending a hot summer ahead and forces are getting ready to tackle the militancy related incidents which can intensify in coming days.
People who have been observing Kashmir closely during all these years are of the opinion that situation has deteriorated due to India and Pakistan not talking to each other. In absence of the political dialogue focus of both the countries has shifted towards the cold war which Kashmir has been witnessing for the past 27-years. Peace would continue to elude J&K till both the countries sit together and address the issue called Kashmir.