Pak terrorists instigating local terrorists in Kashmir: Lt Gen DP Pandey
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Pak terrorists instigating local terrorists in Kashmir: Lt Gen DP Pandey
While speaking to ANI, 15 Corps (Srinagar) Commander Lt Gen DP Pandey said that Pakistan Army used ceasefire violations to assist infiltrations but it is now reduced after the agreement between India and Pakistan.
He also emphasised that current terrorist attacks have not been led by Pakistan but it is instigating local terrorists in Kashmir valley.
"Ceasefire was announced about 2 months back and both sides (India and Pakistan) are adhering to norms, but we shouldn't draw too many conclusions.
In about another month or two, we'll get to see the impact of this ceasefire in Kashmir.
The numbers of (terror) incidents are on decline, they're virtually half, as compared to last year.
Pakistan Army used ceasefire violations primarily to assist infiltrations; currently what we observe is adherence and reduction," said Lt Gen DP Pandey.
He further said, "Pakistan's objective in terms of facilitating terrorism in Kashmir hasn't changed, but their intent to indigenize it has changed.
For last few years, Pakistan terrorists aren't leading attacks, but primarily instigating local terrorists."
2021A Pakistani born human rights defender, Baseer Naveed, has said that radical group Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) enjoys the backing of the Pakistan army. TLP continues to hold Pakistan to ransom since after the arrest of its party Chief Saad Hussain Rizvi in Lahore on April 12. Police used firing, tear gas shells and chemical water on TLP protesters. Many policemen and TLP supporters were killed during the violent clashes. TLP is a hardline religious group with a massive following across Pakistan. It has been demanding expulsion of the French ambassador from Pakistan. TLP is opposing publication of blasphemous caricatures in Charlie Hebdo magazine and remarks about Islam and terrorism by French President Emmanuel Macron. Pakistan interior ministry recently issued notification to declare TLP as a proscribed organization. It said that the government "has reasonable grounds to believe that TLP is engaged in terrorism".
The Free Balochistan Movement (FBM) recently organised a rally and held a protest demonstration in Germany's Bremen city to spread awareness among the German people about the illegal occupation of Balochistan by Pakistan and Iran. March 27 is one of the darkest days in the history of Balochistan as, on this day in 1948, the Pakistan Army forcibly occupied the Eastern Part of Balochistan (Pakistan Occupied Balochistan). The Baloch nation has been resisting the illegal occupation of their country and to regain their independence. In the past 73 years of resistance, the Baloch nation has sacrificed thousands of their precious lives for their national liberation. The FBM rally set off at 1 pm on Saturday from the Central Station in Bremen and passed through various busy streets before reaching Bremer Marktplatz where the activists held a demonstration. On the occasion speakers Mahgonag Baloch, Sadiq Baloch, and Abdul Wajid Baloch, Abu Bakar, Beebagr Baloch, Shakeel Abdul Sattar, Naveed Baloch and others shed light on Iranian and Pakistani state atrocities against Baloch people, the history of Balochistan's illegal occupation and the Baloch struggle for freedom. The speakers said that despite Pakistani state atrocities, the struggle for national freedom continues with the support of the Baloch masses. Protesters also raised slogans against China for its loot and plunder of Balochistan's resources, especially Gwadar port, and supporting Pakistan in its crimes against Baloch people in the name of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The activists of the Free Balochistan Movement also ran a Twitter campaign using the hashtag #PakistanQuitBalochistan and demanded the immediate withdrawal of occupying forces of Iran and Pakistan from Balochistan. Pro-freedom political activists including women and children also rally to record their protest against ongoing Pakistan and Iranian state crimes in Balochistan.
A food delivery startup called Tiffin Aaw in Srinagar has started the campaign 'Food for Kashmir' on social media. They have taken it upon themselves to deliver free meals for Covid positive families, Covid warriors and people in need. The concept was started when the owner Rayees Ahmad got a lot of distress calls from people outside Kashmir, wanting food to be delivered to their Covid-hit parents.
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Pakistan and India signed a fresh ceasefire agreement on 25th of February this year. Barely three months have passed and the deal is yet again breached when today early morning Pakistan opened fire along the International Border.
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Amid the ongoing holy month of Ramadan, traditional drummers, known as 'Sehar Khans' in Srinagar, have been carrying on with the ritual of waking up people by beating drums for Sehri, the pre-dawn meal before the fasting day. In the era of technology, when many people rely on alarm features on various gadgets, these traditional drum beaters make it a point to continue the legacy. A traditional drum beater in Srinagar, Nazir Ahmad spoke to ANI and said, "These days people rely on alarm features on their mobile phones, but this is our old custom. I wake up at 2.30 am to go around the city beating drums." Usually, Nazir steps out alone when the sky is still dark but is sometimes accompanied by his younger brother. "My father did this drum-beating ritual during Ramadan for over 35 years. After he died, I continued the ritual. It has been 20 years since," he added. Umar Rashid, a local resident in the area said, "Sehar Khan is very important to us. This has continued for 400-500 years. Even in this age of modernisation when people have mobile phones to set alarms and mosques have speakers, the drum beaters have continued the ritual. This is the main point of attraction in the month of Ramadan." With modernisation and constantly changing lifestyles, Rashid has lost hope that this custom will be witnessed by coming generations. "I hope the tradition continues. But looking at the current circumstances and lifestyle, it is difficult to imagine that the tradition will continue," he concluded.
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In a bid to provide a platform to youngsters, 'The Kashmir Fashion Show' was organised on March 30 at the Sheri Kashmir International Convention Centre (SKICC) in Srinagar. "Our brothers and sisters have the capacity and talent to work in the fashion industry or film industry and there nothing wrong with the platform. This show is a small effort to give them a stage to showcase their talents," the organiser of the event, Momin Mir said. "Fashion is not every time bad. It's all about clothes and a presentation of it," said a contemporary style designer, Ousheeba. "There is a stereotype that females should not do modelling and it is not for them. To break shackles, this program has been organised," participant, Sara told ANI. The auditions for the fashion show were held in districts of the Kashmir Valley to find the talent. A total of 22 candidates were shortlisted for main event. The costumes were designed by local fashion designers.
The wreath laying ceremony of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) constable Jagannath Roy was performed in Srinagar. He was injured in Lawaypora terror attack on March 25. Roy succumbed to his injuries..