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More Than 700 ‘Terrorist Sympathisers’ Detained In Jammu & Kashmir

New Delhi: Over 700 people have been detained by the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir following the killing of seven civilians, including those from Sikh, Muslim and Kashmiri Pandit communities, in six days.

Among the detained people, several of them are believed to have connections with the banned Jamaat-e-Islami or are suspected overground workers (OGW), and hail from Srinagar, Budgam or other southern Kashmir areas.

According to a senior police officer, they had been detained to “break the chain of attacks in the (Kashmir) Valley”, reported NDTV.

The officer said that the attacks may have been fuelled by an increase in radicalism following the Taliban’s rise to power, and that the killers were going after “easy” targets.

The murders prompted outrage in the Kashmir Valley which is already tense, with opposition leaders fiercely critical of the apparent inability of the administration to stop the attacks.

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