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Watch: Young men in Kashmir once again turning to militancy

After the first wave of insurgency in 1989, young men in Kashmir are once again turning to arms. In 2015 itself, 66 locals joined militancy, up from 31 in 2013. What is fuelling this new breed of young, tech-savvy militants?

india Updated: Dec 17, 2015 12:06 IST
Harinder Baweja
Kashmir

After the first wave of insurgency in 1989, young men in Kashmir are once again turning to arms.

The locals are outnumbering what the security establishment refers to as ‘foreign terrorists’. In 2015, 66 locals joined militancy, up from the figure of 31 in 2013.

Why are Kashmiri youth – who made way for Pakistani-trained terrorists – coming into the forefront once again? What is fuelling this new breed of young, educated and tech-savvy militants?

Hindustan Times travelled to the Valley to find out answers to these questions. Click here for the special package on Kashmir militancy.