Islamabad, May 15: The threat of infiltrators from cross border have come to haunt India again as the local residents and political leaders say that militants have started to regroup in large numbers in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and are crossing the Line of Control to sneak into the Indian side of the Himalayan region.
A local politician Arif Shahid said that the militants have launched jihadi activities in the Neelum valley on the Pakistani side of the LoC.
"Jihadi activities have been restarted during the last few weeks," said Shahid, the secretary general of the All Parties National Alliance. "Most of the activities are concentrated in the Neelum valley along the LoC," Shahid told the BBC.
Residents of Neelum valley backed Shahid's claims, "We are scared as the armed men are moving around the area and are trying to cross the border," a local resident said.
Residents also claimed that they didn't seem as Kashmiris by their look and language
Meanwhile, after a meeting between Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh last month, the Foreign Ministers of the two countries recently agreed to meet in Islamabad on July 15 to carry the peace process forward.
It is evident that Indian and Pakistani troops have regularly fought through artillery exchange in small arms fire till a ceasefire was put in place along the LoC in November 2003.