Militant training camps in PoK recruit women to infiltrate J

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Jammu, Nov 14 (UNI) Militants training camps across the Line of Control (LoC) have recruited women to dodge Indian security forces manning the barbed fence and execute terrorist activities in Jammu and Kashmir, an arrested Pakistan 'spy' has revealed.

Over 100 women militants are undergoing arms and guerrilla warfare training in at least two camps -- Bhimber and Kotli-- in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir, said Asiya Malik, 23, a suspected spy who was arrested in Sunderbani sector of Rajouri just after she attempted to breach the LoC.

During the sustained interrogation, she revealed her identity as wife of a Pakistan soldier, namely Havildar Sajjad, resident of village Patni in Jhelum area of PoK.

She said maximum number of women were recruited in Bhimber training camp while just about two dozen were undergoing training in the Kotli camp.

After erection of barbed fences on the LoC with foot soldier manning this side, militancy masterminds on across the border have taken tactical decision of recruiting women militants to infiltrate Jammu and Kashmir, taking advantage of being fair sex.

In the absence of lady police officials, women always have an advantage of dodging the security forces on the pretext of being locals and carry away concealed information or material with them.

Recruitment and training of women for militancy purpose can also be seen as an outcome of several infiltration bids foiled by Indian forces on LoC, an intelligence source said.

Besides acting as spy and messengers as Over Ground Workers (OGW) of terrorist outfits, women militants are being trained to execute terrorist activities as well as provide logistic support to already active cadres inside Jammu and Kashmir, Asiya disclosed to interrogators.

Asiya revealed that the terrorist camps in PoK are being financed by Pakistan's inter service intelligence (ISI).

Pakistan army was supporting infiltration in the state from across the LoC, she further disclosed.

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