Syed Junaid Hashmi
JAMMU, May 23: Concerted efforts are being made by Pakistani spy agency ISI through systematic use of the Pak diplomatic channels to pursue twin objectives of organizing and guiding anti-India activities and spreading anti-India feelings amongst the Muslim population located along sensitive borders with Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir.
Moreover, cadres of Jehadi mindset have been observed to have joined militant outfits including LeT, JeM, HM, HUJI, Al -Badr, Al-Umar and IM which are handled by ISI operatives. Records in this connection show that such elements have not only exercised terror actions in Jammu and Kashmir but also have hit the parts of Indian hinterland on the ultimate directions of ISI. These spine chilling revelations have been made Union Ministry of Home Affairs which is headed by Rajnath Singh in a report on the India-Pakistan relationships, a copy of which is with Jammu Kashmir Newspoint.
The report says that Jammu and Kashmir is facing Pakistan sponsored terrorism, spearheaded by the Pak ISI, for more than twenty years. It has added that the terrorists have been undergoing arms/explosives training and fundamentalist indoctrination across the border, where after they are pushed across the border into own side to indulge in acts of terrorism. The report further says that they are provided assistance including money & material from across through their agents.
MHA has said that Lashkar-e-Taiba, Hizb-ul Mujahideen and Jaish-e-Mohammad are main militant outfits operating in the State besides fringe elements of other outfits like Al-Badr, Harkat-ul- Jehad-e-Islami. It has further added that these militant organizations also have a thriving OGW network in the Valley to assist them in their activities.
MHA has further said that Pakistan is engaged in low intensity warfare against India using its premier Intelligence Agency, the Inter-Services Intelligence, as a tool to sponsor terrorism in India. It keeps on working endlessly with its plans for mindless violence to cause escalation of the level of terror activities in Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Delhi, the North-East, Maharashtra, Gujarat and elsewhere in Indian hinterland.
ISI is prime mover in this design, says the MHA report while adding that Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka also have the footprints of ISI, and are mainly used as launching pads for pan-Islamic outfits like Let, Harkat-ul-Ansar and Kashmiri militant groups like JKLF, HM and Ikhwan-ul-Muslimeen to carry out their anti-India activities. It has further noted with concern that the country faces serious and continuing challenge to its internal security from Pak-ISI sponsored terrorist outfits including LeT, JeM, HM, HuM, and Indian Mujahideen.
MHA report has outlined that these terror outfits receive shelter and assistance from the state sponsored actors and in turn persecute latter’s strategic objectives not only in India but also in the wider region. Under patronage, direction and control of Pak-ISI, Pak-based most wanted terrorists and Indian fugitives including Hafiz Mohammed Saeed, Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, Syed Salahuddin, Rasool Parthy, Riyaz and Iqbal Bhatkal are working for anti-India activities.
MHA has further said that the interrogation of arrested terrorists by the investigation agencies has disclosed that Pakistan Inter-Service Intelligence is promoting terror activities in India by providing shelter, patronage and funding to terrorists of all hues. The fugitives such as Dawood Ibrahim, Sikh radical elements etc. sheltered in Pakistan are engaged in anti-India activities like providing financial support to terror activities, circulation of FICNs, revival of terror activities in Punjab, radicalization of youth, claims the report of the Union Home Ministry.
MHA has said that in order to check, curb or neutralize such anti-India activities, it has raised issue of Pakistan’s support to various terror outfits in many ways like Home, Interior Minister, Secretary level talks, Foreign Secretary level talks and handed over relevant dossiers to the Pakistan Authorities. At the same time, MHA has said that it is taking all necessary measures to foil the nefarious activities of Pak-based terror outfits in India while adding that it has also raised the issue of Pakistan’s support to terror outfits at other bilateral and multilateral forums.