Three months after the abrogation of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir, 135 terrorists have managed to infiltrate the Valley from across the border who are enforcing civilian curfew in the Valley according to reports.
Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, in a recent interview to French daily earlier stated that Pakistan does not deny sending terrorists to India.
Infiltration carried out Pakistan-based terrorist groups with the support from Pakistan army has intensified after 5th August since the day J&K’s special status was withdrawn by the Modi Government according to the latest assessment by central agencies.
An official said – “Pakistan’s review by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has led to reduction of terrorist activities along the border between May and July but were stepped up again in August.”
The Indian Security forces had identified over 25 entry routes along the Indo-Pak border in Jammu and Kashmir after the abrogation of Article 370. A two- to three-tier security was put in place, including an anti-infiltration obstacle system of border fencing along these routes.
Apart from the first tier of security of army and the BSF, village defence committees (VDCs) along the Line of Control and International Border, police were activated and checkpoints have come up in areas around the border.
According to a senior official, “The sharp rise in infiltration indicates that militants have found new routes to enter to the Valley. They have not carried out any major attack so far but have been ensuring civil curfew by locals. launch pads and terror camps of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) are active in Pakistan controlled Kashmir.”