New Delhi, Oct 02: Investigation by the National Investigation Agency has revealed that several Kashmiri youth were sent to Pakistan by the separatist leaders on valid travel documents to get trained for terrorist activities.
The NIA stated the same while filing a chargesheet against threee persons, Muneeb Hameed Bhat, Junaid Ahmed Mattoo and Umer Rashi in connection with the Kulgam recruitment case.
Many top Separatists are in jail as the probe into the terror funding case is underway. There are however some Separatists who are still in the Valley, but in the aftermath of the abrogation of Article 370 they have been largely silent. The question is, have they learnt their lesson and hence have quietened down?
For the past several years, Jammu and Kashmir has been plagued by the problem of Separatism. If one looks at the issue closely, it has been as lethal as terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir. Moreover, recent probes by the National Investigation Agency and the Enforcement Directorate have clearly established the role of Separatists in fuelling terror and unrest in the Valley.
The case is famously known as the Kashmir terror funding case and the agencies have named the likes of Lashkar-e-Taiba boss, Hafiz Saeed, Yasin Malik, Shabir Shah among others. What is ironic is that these revelations were not new, but the truth was that they were never probed. Several officials who have worked in Kashmir blamed soft policies and appeasement for such a lacklustre approach.
New Delhi, July 17: With a turnover of 500 billion dollars, the drug industry is only third to the petroleum industry and arms trade. In India Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir are the two major entry points for drugs coming in from Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Towards the end of June 2019, a truck from Pakistan came into India with 523 grams of heroin valued at Rs 2,600 crore. This was a major bust and investigations found that the consignment dropped off at Attari was meant to be transported to Jammu and Kashmir.
New Delhi, July 13: They bring in money from Pakistan to fund terror in the Valley. They ensure that schools and colleges are shut for months together as a result of which the education of the children suffer.
However, when it comes to there own, they have other plans. Be it Asiya Andrabi or other top separatists, most of their children are abroad and are studying in good institutions.
New Delhi, June 17:Investigations into the Jammu and Kashmir terror funding case has revealed that Zahoor Ahamad Shah Watali is one of the main hawala conduits who used to generate and receive funds from Pakistan, ISI, UAE and had floated various shell companies to disguise foreign remittances for further transfer to separatist leaders and stone pelters in the valley.
These funds were used to fuel unrest in the Kashmir valley and organise violent agitations and anti-India activities which resulted in large scale violence leading to numerous injuries and deaths of civilians and security forces.
New Delhi, June 08:The current dispensation is clearly not interested in track 2 at Kashmir. Clearly this formula has not worked and separatists and terrorists have used the peace offering to their advantage and have been spreading havoc in the Valley.
In the next couple of months, both the National Investigation Agency and the Enforcement Directorate would tighten the noose further around the separatists, who are already under investigation for various crimes committed by them.
New Delhi, Apr 20:The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has tightened the noose around the separatists of Kashmir in connection with the terror funding case. NIA officials say that this was a tough and tricky case as it involved dwelling in the various ways that the separatists and terrorists used to bring funds into the Valley and foment terror.
New Delhi, Apr 06:Terming them as undeserving, the Jammu and Kashmir state administration in consultation with the Centre has withdrawn security cover to 919 persons.
This move led to 2,768 police personnel and 389 vehicles to be used in providing security cover in other law and order duties in the state. The list of those persons who lost their security cover includes 22 separatists of J&K.