J&K Govt Tells Amarnath Yatris To Return Following Intel Inputs Of Pakistan Army-backed Terror Threats

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Pertaining to intelligence inputs of terror threat backed by Pakistan Army in Kashmir, the Centre issuing an unprecedented advisory has asked Amarnath Yatris to curtail their stay and return back from the valley

Written By Aishwaria Sonavane | Mumbai | Updated On:

Pertaining to intelligence inputs of terror threat backed by Pakistan Army in Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir government issuing an unprecedented security advisory has asked Amarnath Yatris to curtail their stay and return back from the valley

The letter has been issued considering the prevailing security situation in the Kashmir valley.


Keeping in view the latest intelligence inputs of terror threats, with specific targetting of the Amarnath Yatra, and given the prevailing security situation in the Kashmir Valley, in the interest of safety and security of the tourists and Amarnath Yatris, it is adviced that they may curtail their stay in the valley immediately and take necessary measures to return as soon as possible.

The advisory comes hours after a joint press brief was held by Chinar Corps Commander Lt General KJS Dhillon and J&K DGP Dilbag Singh in Srinagar, wherein they categorically stated that Pakistan Army and Pakistan is 'desperate to disrupt' the peace in Kashmir and that there was a 'massive threat of IEDs'.

Sharing crucial intelligence reports, Army had revealed that the Pakistan Military and Islamabad have been backing terrorist outfits to cause disruption in the Kashmir valley. 

Lt General KJS Dhillon said, "Pakistan and Pakistan Army is desperate to disrupt the peace in Kashmir valley. But I can assure you that this will not be allowed to happen. Pakistan and Pakistan Army will be foiled at all cost. Nobody can disrupt peace in Kashmir valley, this is our promise."

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"In the last 3 to 4 days, the very specific and confirmed intelligence reports that terrorist backed by Pakistan Army and Pakistan are trying to disrupt the Amarnath Yatra and based on that thorough search on both the routes, by a combined team of Army, CRPF and JKP carried out an extensive search on the route. For the last 3 days, these searches are going on. We have had major successes in the searches. Some IDs have been recovered, caches of ammunition, explosives, and weapons have been recovered. Pakistan Army's mine has been recovered from these searches," he added.  

Over the past few days, the deployment of troops in masses have instilled speculations of security threat, however, it was the reason was ascertained by the security forces on Friday through the press brief. The Centre deployed a total of 35,000 paramilitary personnel in Kashmir.

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Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan asserting his duplicity towards terror in a gigantic admission had claimed that the UN-designated terrorist Masood Azhar's Jaish-e-Mohammed in 'operative in India' during his visit to the US.

During a press brief, the Pakistani Prime Minister downplayed the ghastly terror attack, moreover shielded the perpetrator of Pulwama terror attack by stating that the "atrocities of security forces radicalised the Kashmiri boy" who blew himself up in the fidayeen attack. 

He said that Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed is operative in India "as well" however Pakistan came into the limelight, further claimed that Pakistan had disarmed militants from the country before Pulwama terror attack.   

"But because this group claimed responsibility which was in India as well, Jaish-e-Muhammad was operating in India but Pakistan suddenly came into the limelight. So even before this had happened, we decided to disarm all militant groups," he added. 

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