The rise of Abu Dujana, Lashkar-e-Tayiba's face in Kashmir

Srinagar,June 28: In the month of May 2016 at the funeral of a terrorist in Pulwama Jammu and Kashmir, Abu Dujana called upon the locals to take the fight to the Indian army.

Lift up your guns and fight against the Indian army, he said before a crowd. Dujana the chief of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba in Kashmir is currently a major headache for the Indian security establishment.


From masterminding the Udhampur attack to the the recent attack at Pampore in which 8 CRPF personnel were killed, the 26 year old Dujana has become a menace in South Kashmir.

The rise of Dujana:

An intelligence bureau dossier on Dujana states that he joined the Lashkar-e-Tayiba when he was 17. His rise in the outfit has been meteoric. A resident of Gilgit-Baltistan, he operates out of the Pulwama region in South Kashmir. His planing and style of execution had impressed his bosses who appointed him as a deputy to Abu Qasim.

Following the death of Abu Qasim, Dujana became the obvious choice to lead the outfit in Kashmir. His main target is the Indian army.

All his attacks are directed against the armed forces in Kashmir as he believes that it is the armed forces which is coming in the way of their so-called Kashmir struggle.

His name featured in several attacks which also include the ones at Pampore and Udhampur. In fact he was the one who had planned the Udhampur attack in which two BSF personnel had died. When Mohammad Naved one of the terrorists was caught alive, he confirmed to the police that the attack was masterminded by Dujana and Qasim.

The investigations being conducted into the recent Pampore attack has also found that it was Dujana who had masterminded the attack. There is currently a reward of Rs 8 lakh on his head and a massive manhunt has been launched to track him down.

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