New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Flustered over India’s move to revoke special status of Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan has reactivated its terror camps and seven launch pads along the Line of Control to infiltrate around 275 terrorists into the Valley, according to a Times of India report.

The ill-intentioned move comes a month before the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Asia Pacific Group (APG) reviews Pakistan’s efforts to counter terror financing. Islamabad will be responding to over 120 questions related to money laundering and terror financing, to satisfy the global terror watchdog and Asia-Pacific Group in its favour.

According to the report, the terrorists being trained to infiltrate and carry out attack in the Valley also include Afghan and Pashtun mercenaries. 

Times of India quoted sources saying that while the involvement of Afghan and Pashtun jihadists in carrying out Pakistan-sponsored terror activities in Kashmir is not new, but it is quite unusual. 

Pakistan first began pushing foreign mercenaries of different ethnicities into Kashmir in 1990 when it launched cross-border terrorism as a proxy war against India.

However, it changed its strategy and started sending terrorists from ethnic communities of Punjab and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) following the counter-terror operations conducted by the Indian Army.

The report comes a day after Pakistan raised the issue of Kashmir at the UN Human Rights Council in its desperate attempt to internationalise the issue. 

India strongly rejected Pakistan’s malicious campaign on J&K at the UNHRC and said it cannot any interference in its internal affairs. 

In a hard-hitting rebuttal to Pakistan’s diabolic rhetoric on Jammu and Kashmir, India called Islamabad’s charges “concocted” and New Delhi’s move to revoke Article 370 was “legal and within Constitution”.

Pakistan’s campaign to corner India over the Narendra Modi government's move to scrap special status of Jammu and Kashmir last month has not met with much success.

Islamabad suffered a setback on August 16 at the United Nations Security Council when, during closed consultations, 14 members of the UNSC — barring China — are believed to have agreed that matters between India and Pakistan should be bilaterally settled as per the Shimla Agreement and Lahore Declaration.

Posted By: Abhinav Gupta