‘Pak-based terror groups plan to breach LoC’
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Last Updated: Monday, November 08, 2010, 15:34
Islamabad: Pakistan-based terror groups, including Jamaat-ud-Dawah and United Jihad Council, are threatening to mobilise people to breach the Line of Control in support of the protests inside the Kashmir Valley.

In a move to replicate previous attempts by handful of separatists which fizzled out, the militant groups are mobilising people in PoK for the cross over. These groups are seeking the backing of politico-religious parties like the Jamaat-e-Islami and the local chapter of the main opposition PML-N, the Express Tribune newspaper reported on Monday.

The illegal attempt to breach the LoC may have the support of the so-called PoK government headed by Raja Zulqarnain Khan, who, the paper said, has been contacting mainstream political parties and the Pakistan government to seek their support.

No date has been finalised for the move, it said.

The paper said that the militants and parties believe Indian troops would not be able to confront tens of thousands of people crossing the LoC en masse.

The report said the JuD and the local chapter of the Jamaat-e-Islami are actively promoting the plan to bring one million people to cross over as they believe Indian troops will not fire on unarmed civilians who try to cross the LoC.

The paper quoted unnamed critics of the campaign as saying that the possible participation of terror groups like the Lashkar-e-Toiba, Jaish-e-Mohammed and Harkat-ul-Mujahideen in any attempt to breach the LoC would hurt efforts to find a peaceful resolution to the Kashmir issue.

Similar attempts to cross the LoC have been made in the past, the key ones being in 1954, 1990, 1992, 1993 and 1994.


First Published: Monday, November 08, 2010, 15:34

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