The horrific attacks in the Valley last week has once again raised the question whether Pakistan is doing enough to stop terror emanating out of its soil? The answer is a clear NO and we now take a look at how the Lashkar-e-Taiba which carried out this attack with the help of the Hizbul Mujahideen and the Jaish-e-Mohammad.
During the course of the investigations, the Intelligence Bureau has also found that a group called the Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation had raised funds for the Lashkar to carry out this attack.
The command centre which was in Rawalpindi activated the major module in Muzaffarabad and carried out this brutal attack which was finally neutralized by our brave Indian soldiers.
It was clear that the terrorists who attacked the Valley were well equipped. In fact Intelligence Bureau officials tell Oneindia that the Lashkar has funds to stage many more such attacks and clearly the ban on their funding source, the Jamaat-u-Dawa has made no impact
The Lashkar launched a new outfit called the Falah-e-Insaniat to raise funds and this outfit has been in operation for several months now. The modus operandi of this outfit is similar and it was launched mainly with an intention of collecting funds to staging attacks in Kashmir.
The FEI was seen aggressively collecting funds from various parts of the world citing the Kashmir floods. However almost all the money that it raised was diverted to funding terror and even the recent Kashmir attacks had been financed by the FEI.
Saeed moved on November 3
Hafiz Saeed the chief of the Lashkar moved into the Muzaffarabad camp on November 3. He was present at that camp for at least a week motivating his cadres to strike hard at India. During that meeting that he held in the presence of the army officials and the ISI, he told his cadres to up their game as the time had come to launch a final jihad against India.
It was at this meeting that one of the ISI officers even asked the cadres whether they were wearing bangles and it was time to strike. A similar message was intercepted during the attack when the ISI felt that the militants had not been putting up a brave fight.
This camp over the years has become a major destination for terrorist recruitments of the Lashkar. In fact in this camp one would also find members of the Harkat-ul-Mujahideen and the Jaish-e-Mohammad. The ISI has instructed these groups to work in tandem.
However a couple of months there were cracks appearing and many had felt disgruntled and the lack of will to fight. It was then that the ISI decided to bring the forces to carry with an assurance of a bloody attack in Kashmir which all of us got to witness last week.
The camp at Muzaffarbad which is situated in Pakistan occupied Kashmir has become one of the strategic locations for the Lashkar to launch an attack. The Lashkar has set up recruitment camps with an intention of targeting India at Lahore, Peshawar, Islamabad, Multan and Karachi. Once the youth are recruited at these various centres, they are sent to Muzaffarabad for training.
Hafiz Saeed has been making desperate attempts to rope in the locals
Rope in the locals
Hafiz Saeed has been making desperate attempts to rope in the locals into this battle. While on one hand it would reduce the risk of infiltration on the other, it attempts to ensure that the locals are engaged in the battle against Kashmir.
Saeed's attempts to lure Indian youth was also seen when he made an open offer to those Kashmiri students booked for sedition by the UP police while cheering Pakistan during a cricket match.
Apart from there were also attempts to literally kidnap the youth rendered homeless during the floods and rope them into the Lashkar. He also released a special budget to lure locals into the battle.
The move to set up a camp along the Rajasthan border too is another attempt to target India from a different location. A relatively new camp of the Lashkar in Islamkot near Rajasthan is another attempt that he is making to target India. The Indian agencies have taken this seriously and doing their best to ensure that this camp does not turn into a full fledged headache.