Ever since Amit Shah taking up responsibility as the country’s Home Minister, it seems like Kashmir is at the top of his priority list. The Home Ministry has come up with a hit list of top ten terrorists operating in Jammu and Kashmir. The list was prepared with inputs from intelligence agencies and security forces.
It includes the names of some of the most wanted terrorists belonging to the Pakistan-based outfits – Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).
LeT commander Wasim Ahmed alias Osama, HM chief Riyaz Naikoo alias Mohammed Bin Qasim are some of the top names in the list.
The MHA’s crackdown on terrorists comes days after the Home Minister met Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik ,Shah also met National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, secretary of Home Rajiv Gauba Director of the Intelligence Bureau Rajiv Jain, RAW chief Anil Dhasmana and senior officials of the home ministry .
It has been said that Shah directed his officials to continue with the zero-tolerance policy across the country and remain unfazed by the criticism.
The Home Minister was apprised of on the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, particularly in border areas by the Jammu and Kashmir Affairs division which deals with counter-terrorism, the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act and coordination between ministries, including external affairs and defence.