Militants want to create fear psychosis among people in Jammu and Kashmir as they are frustrated by the high voter turnout in the ongoing assembly elections, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said and hit out at Pakistan for abetting terror acts.
Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Poonch border district and Udhampur on Friday for Assembly poll campaign, Army on Thursday foiled an infiltration bid along LoC in Rajouri district and arrested a suspected armed militant.
Alleging that there is "total mismanagement" in the relief and rehabilitation process, the Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday said the state government was trying to show its presence in the wrong way by messing up distribution of relief material among the flood victims.
Over a fortnight after a bus with 67 passengers on board was washed away in flash-flood in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir, the fate of 16 people is still not clear while the Army apprehensive that they might have been washed away to the other side of border.
"Our house is gone, household goods have perished and all our animals killed. We did not have anything to eat," said Chamail Singh of Rajouri district while showering praise on Indian Air Force for air-dropping food items and other relief material.
Villagers in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri town have expressed their fears about their lives being under constant threat due to the repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistan troops along the International Border.