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Burhwan Wani was an excuse, J&K unrest was planned 3 months back

Author: Vicky Nanjappa
Publication: Oneindia.com
Date: August 25, 2016
URL:   http://www.oneindia.com/srinagar/burhwan-wani-was-an-excuse-kashmir-unrest-was-planned-3-months-back-2191316.html

The ongoing investigations that are being conducted by the National Investigation Agency suggest that the unrest in Jammu and Kashmir was planned three months back and the killing of Burhan Wani was only a trigger or excuse to kick start the riots.

OneIndia while speaking to several officials both in the police and the Intelligence Bureau, suggested that that the unrest was planned in the later half of May itself. If one looks at the money flow into the Valley it suggests that several bank accounts had been opened up in the month of May itself.

The Valley witnessed protests on a large scale from July 9 onwards. The killing of Burhan Wani- the Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist on July 8 became the trigger point for the violence in the state which has not died down till date.

Unrest planned three months back

A team of NIA which is in Jammu and Kashmir, is probing several cases of terrorism and also the flow of funds into the Valley. Recently the NIA questioned, Lashkar-e-Taiba militant, Bahadur Ali who spoke about a plan to add fuel to the fire.

He tells the NIA that he was launched into Kashmir by the Lashkar-e-Taiba. He was told to stand behind the stone pelters and hurl grenades at the security forces. He also said that they were trained several months back to stage such attacks in Jammu and Kashmir.

Further proof about the unrest being planned three months back can be found in the pattern in which the bank accounts in the Valley were being operated.

The NIA has 17 such bank accounts under its radar and many of them were opened much before the death of Burhan Wani. The NIA has found that most of these accounts were opened three months back and after the money had been withdrawn they were closed.

Intelligence Bureau officials say it is quite clear that Pakistan along with the separatists had been planning a major uprising or unrest in the Valley several months back. The killing of Wani became a trigger point for the violence and the Valley has been on the boil since the past 46 days now.
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