Pakistan is now mobilising terror groups to target major holy shrines in Jammu & Kashmir. Top sources within the security apparatus have confirmed to Republic TV, that there is credible input to suggest that Pakistan is trying to target holy shrines with the sole aim of disturbing the situation in the Valley. Agency sources added that the intercepts were gathered from Pakistan and J&K based terrorists.
Republic TV has learnt that terrorist groups, backed by Pakistan, have been putting up posters in various parts of the Valley and threatening civilians. Posters have been put up outside Mosques urging civilians to not cooperate with the local administration. The killing of Parimpora-based shopkeeper Ghulam Mohammad Mir was also another attempt by the terrorist groups to instil fear among the locals in the area. “Pakistan is hell-bent to foment trouble in the valley. They are disappointed with the kind of response that came in after the government took a bold decision,” said a top source.
Intercepts suggest that around 200 terrorists are ready at the launchpads. Intelligence inputs suggest Pakistan is pushing in terrorists from PoK to carry out attacks on security forces in Kashmir. In the last 25 days since the abrogation of Article 370, the Pakistan Army has violated ceasefire 222 times along the Line of Control (LoC) in J&K. Furthermore, there have been close to 10 ceasefire violations on an average every day since August 5.
Intelligence reports also suggest that infiltration attempts are being made every night. JeM is planning a massive infiltration to target security forces in Jammu and Kashmir.
While Pakistan was under the impression that the Centre's decision to abrogate Article 370 and Article 35A would witness major backlash in the Valley, its attempts to hinder the peace in the Valley have appeared to have failed so far. Since August 5 when the Centre moved the decision to revoke the provisions of Article 370 giving special status to J&K, Pakistan has been desperately trying to Internationalise the issue but has got no response from the international community. Most countries have dubbed Kashmir as a bilateral issue between India and Pakistan, much to Pakistan’s chagrin.