Terror Groups To Target Kashmir, Their Pakistani Bases Must Be Destroyed
There were 417 terrorist incidents in Jammu and Kashmir in 2018, 255 in 2019, 244 in 2020 and 203 till November 30 in 2021. Shri Nityanand Rai, Union minister of state for home stated in Parliament that the government has instituted robust security and intelligence grid along with proactive operations against terrorists. Therefore, the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir has improved significantly since August 2019.
A total of 24 Pakistani terrorists have been killed in the last eight months in various sectors of Jammu and Kashmir, clearly showing that Pakistan’s support to terrorism in the Union territory. Eight of The terrorists have been killed in the Jammu zone and 16 have been killed in the Kashmir Zone.
Details of these slain terrorists reveal that they are all from Pakistan. These terrorists have been killed in encounters in Srinagar, Poonch, Pulwama, Rajouri, Anantnag, Baramulla and most of them are either from Lashkar or from Jaish.
The details of these terrorists primarily prove that Pakistan’s support to terrorism despite Pakistan PM Imran Khan’s tall claims on international platforms continues. There is continued infiltration all across the Line of Control in both Kashmir and Jammu by Lashkar and Jaish the main groups. These Pakistan-based groups have sought cover by posing as indigenous Kashmiri groups, continuing the targeting of Kashmir.
On December 19, in a joint operation of J&K Police, 24 Rashtriya Rifles and CRPF, a terrorist named Saifulla alias Abhu Khalid alias Shawaz was killed. He was a resident of Pakistan’s Karachi and was active in the Valley since 2016. Saifulla, as per police records, had a history of terror cases, including the killing of civilians in teh Valley. After infiltrating in 2016, he was active in the general area of Harwan, Kashmir IGP said.
To facilitate infiltration, Pakistan Army had started construction in the buffer zone but halted construction activity after the Indian Army warned of action near the Line of Control in J&K’s Kupwara. The Indian Army used loudspeakers to warn Pakistan Rangers of action if the construction was not stopped in Teetwal sector of Kupwara.
What is required is that all training and support bases of these terrorist groups wherever located in Pakistan must be targeted by India. Also Pakistan as supporter of these groups must be made to pay heavily, no matter what. We also need to escalate things to a very uncomfortable level for Pakistan.