In a change in its technique in fomenting the three-decade-long cross-border terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan is once more using the ways of brainwashing the native youth within the identify of faith and exploiting the “spiritual fault traces”, officers stated right here on Sunday.
The change in ways must also be seen within the mild of Pakistan’s determined try to get out of the gray checklist of the Monetary Motion Job Power (FATF), they stated.
The fear motion, initiated by Pakistan’s spy company Inter-Companies Intelligence (ISI) below the garb of calls of ‘Azadi’ (freedom) and proper to self-determination, has slowly and steadily reworked right into a low-intensity battle that stands on the pillars of “faith and radicalisation” in the present day, the officers stated. From 2016, to get itself out of the FATF gray checklist, the ISI began creating a number of pseudo terror teams like The Resistance Entrance (TRF), Kashmir Tigers (KT), The Individuals’s Anti-Fascist Power (PAFF) and Kashmir Janbaz Power (KJF), to call a number of.
These teams are nothing however shadow teams of banned terror outfits Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) and Hizbul Mujahideen arrange with the first goal of making a smoke display to defend Pakistan from FATF sanctions and the secondary goal of re-strategising and giving terrorism in Kashmir an indigenous face. “Pakistan is certainly altering its subversion narrative, giving it a spiritual tone not solely to govern the minds of the youth within the Valley but additionally to take advantage of the spiritual fault traces that exist inside India,” an official stated.
Having seen its failure in mobilising locals, particularly after the demise of veteran separatist chief Syed Ali Shah Geelani in September final 12 months, the ISI believes that faith holds the important thing to its subsequent transfer in Kashmir. “The neighbour has been and nonetheless stays the most important menacing issue that has pulled again Kashmir and its folks. Having vitiated and radicalised the Sufi soul of the Valley for the final three many years to satisfy its nefarious design, the masters of destruction throughout the border now consider that the time is ripe to infuse spiritual schism into the combination, and champion itself (Pakistan) because the saviour of faith,” the official stated.
Evaluation of the latest intercepts and questioning of arrested terrorists present that the ISI and others in Pakistan are determined to polarise the native inhabitants in Jammu and Kashmir and generate dissent in opposition to the State within the identify of faith, the officers stated. Finishing up an in depth evaluation of final 12 months’s incidents of focusing on of minorities in Kashmir, particularly outstanding chemist Makhan Lal Bindroo, the officers stated that originally terror teams claimed accountability and labelled him as a authorities agent however the quantity of people that joined his funeral was an eye-opener as locals, regardless of the false claims, expressed their anger at his killing.
The officers stated the altering contours of Pakistan’s narrative in Kashmir are the end result of the truth that its rhetoric of the proper to self-determination has failed and the propaganda equipment being run from throughout the border has realised the futility of the decision for “freedom motion and resistance in opposition to the so-called occupational forces”. As soon as the vanguard of the indigenous face of terrorism in Kashmir, Hizbul Mujahideen has fallen within the hierarchy of terror teams with its cadres dwindling drastically.
As on January 1, the outfit solely had 30-odd terrorists working within the Valley, primarily in Anantnag district in south Kashmir, and negligible presence in north and central Kashmir.
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