Nowshera (JK), Feb 6: The terror infrastructure across the border was intact and active and militancy in Jammu and Kashmir was "still alive", a top Army officer said today.
"Militancy is still alive in Jammu and Kashmir and the terror infrastructure across the border was intact and active," General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Udhampur-based Northern Command Lt Gen D S Hooda told reporters.
Terming the ban imposed by the Pakistani government on the Hafiz Sayeed-led Jamat-ul-Dawa(JuD) as an eyewash, Gen Hooda said, "We don't see any change of situation on the ground as Hafiz Sayeed continues to move freely in that country and the ban is just an eyewash."
When asked to comment on the threat of Islamic State in Jammu and Kashmir, Gen Hooda said, "We don't see it as of now, but it is something that could manifest itself as people watch them on social media as they use it as a tool of their propaganda."
To a query on the demand for revocation of the contentious Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in J and K, he said, "These are matters which the government deals with and our recommendation when asked for will be given to the government," On the issue of reported decline in the level of militancy in Jammu province, Gen Hooda said, "In Jammu, the situation is under control, our soldiers at the border make sure that no one enters our territory (from across the border) to carry out any nefarious designs."