Rs 24 cr pumped into Kashmir from Pakistan to fuel protests; Jammat-e-Islami, Asiya Andrabi among beneficiaries
As tensions continue to simmer in Kashmir, a report on Wednesday said, crores of rupees from across the border have been poured into the Valley to escalate the violence.
Srinagar: As tensions continue to simmer in Kashmir, a report on Wednesday said, crores of rupees from across the border have been poured into the Valley to escalate the violence.
A report published in NDTV said that Rs 24 crore have been pumped into the Valley to escalate the ongoing unrest.
Government officials at the Centre told the news channel that a major portion of the money from across the border has been given to separatist leader Asiya Andrabi's Dukhtranan-e-Millat and Jammat-e-Islami to ensure that the agitation continues.
In what comes as a major worry, the officials believe that the unrest is not going to die soon. They say that the Kashmiri youths are being paid in cash to protest against the security forces.
India has blamed Pakistan of helping terrorist groups Lashkar-e-Toiba and Jamaat-ud-Dawaah to incite violence in Kashmir.
Captured LeT terrorist Bahadur Ali in his confession had admitted that he was trained by the Pakistan-based terror group and sent to Kashmir to mix with the crowd and attack security forces.
Five persons were killed and several others injured in security forces action against stone-pelting protestors in Budgam and Anantnag districts of Kashmir on Tuesday.
Normal life remained paralysed for the 40th consecutive day due to curfew, restrictions and separatist-sponsored strike on Wednesday.
Kashmir has been violence ever since Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani was killed in an encounter with security forces on July 8.