Even as the news of Indian Air Force cross the LOC and destroy Jaish-e-Mohammad terror camps in Pakistan pour in, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) raided Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief Yasin Malik’s residence in Srinagar today. He was detained on Friday night in what was believed to be a wide crackdown on separatists in Jammu and Kashmir.
Earlier last week, the government had withdrawn security cover of 18 separatists and 155 politicians and ‘activists’ calling it ‘wastage of resources’.
The horrific Pulwama attack had left the entire nation in a state of shock and rage. The Indian government, resolute to discipline Pakistan has taken several measures against them. The most favoured nation status accorded to Pakistan under WTO norms were withdrawn, and then customs duty of 200% was imposed on all imports from Pakistan. Government is also working towards isolating Pakistan on the global front. PM Narendra Modi had announced after the Pulwama attacks that the Indian Army has been given a free rein to plan and execute a retaliatory action.