‘Not just a military solution’: How to tackle the Jammu militancy challenge

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Over four days in June, Jammu saw four incidents of militant violence. Nine civilians, one soldier and two militants were killed in the incidents, and at least seven security personnel and 42 civilians were injured. Militants and security personnel were engaged in gunfights in Chattergala and Kota Top in Gandoh district and near a village in Kathua district. On June 8, militants in Reasi district fired on a bus of Hindu pilgrims, killing nine civilians. The attacks have led to concern about what many are calling the shift of militancy from Kashmir Valley to Jammu. While this is not new...