Sometimes you get the bear (sometimes the bear gets you)

By DeusExMacintosh

Muslim militants in Kashmir have been having a hard old time of it lately. Having learnt the hard way that No really does mean NO (even when attempting marriage by capture)…

Three militants stormed into Rukhsana Kauser’s home in a remote village in Jammu region on Monday and started beating her parents in front of her.

Ms Kauser, 18, and her brother turned on the gunmen, killing one and injuring two more. Police praised their courage. One of the militants wanted to marry Ms Kauser against her will, police said…

Ms Kauser said she grabbed one of the militants by the hair and banged his head against the wall. When he fell down she hit him with an axe, before snatching his rifle.

“I fired endlessly. The militant commander got 12 shots on his body.”

… now a whole new front seems to be opening up in the regional dispute.

A bear killed two militants after discovering them in its den in Indian-administered Kashmir, police say. Two other militants escaped, one of them badly wounded, after the attack in Kulgam district, south of Srinagar.

The militants had assault rifles but were taken by surprise – police found the remains of pudding they had made to eat when the bear attacked.

It is thought to be the first such incident since Muslim separatists took up arms against Indian rule in 1989…

Wildlife experts say the conflict in Kashmir has actually resulted in an increase in the population of bears and leopards. Following the outbreak of the insurgency people had to hand in their weapons to police – which put a halt to poaching. As a result, there has been a greater incidence of man-animal conflict, say experts.


One Comment

  1. Posted November 10, 2009 at 8:22 am | Permalink

    I’m not s’posed to be commenting anymore this year. But I do drop in sometimes and just had to say …


    And now back to work. 🙁

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