“Crisis in Command” will Unfold Kashmir Militancy

By Arif Qoreshi

Islamabad : According to media reports a Prominent Former Kashmiri Militant Leader Mohammad Ahsan Dar who is also considered the  founder member of  kashmiri militant group Hizbul Mujihdeen is compiling his biography having  titled ‘Crisis in Command’ in central jail in Srinagar. It is said it will be the first ever valid document of Kashmir’s militant history, which began in 1988 when bomb attacks were carried out at several locations in the heart of Srinagar, to be authored by a kashmiri  militant leader. The 550-page book will delve into the events surrounding the eruption of militancy in Kashmir to the militant and political scene which has emerged “till this date”.

Master Ahsan Dar who was born in a north Kashmir village in 1960, was first arrested in 1988 but managed to escape while he was being treated at a hospital. He was again arrested in 1993 and released six years later in 1999.

After his release, he again went underground and crossed to Pakistan and tried to revive his role in Kashmir militancy but in vain. After failing to get any influential position in Hizbul Mujihdeen he launched his own outfit in Pakistan control Kashmir but failed to get the attention of security establishment of Pakistan. Then he joined the Jammu based Hizb Islami of Masood Sarfraz.

His last attempt was to align with Hafiz Saeed’s led Lashkar-e-Taiba did not work. In a disappointing way he left the Pakistan for ever and infiltrated into India through Nepal  a route which most of the former Kashmir commanders are using now a days to access their homeland. He  was again  arrested in 2009 from north Kashmir’s Bandipora district. These days, Master Ahsan Dar says, he is chronicling the militant history of the region in his prison cell.


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