In a startling revelation, Sardar Raees Inqlabi, a leader of Jammu and Kashmir Aman Forum, a PoK-based group, has said that the terrorist groups banned in Pakistan are given a free hand to operate from PoK, reported news agency ANI.
Inqlabi claimed that Islamabad is paying a hefty amount to the tune of Rs 1 crore to terrorists crossing the Line of Control to disrupt peace in India, dubbing it as the 'main reason for tension'.
Rubbishing Islamabad's claim of the state not being involved in support to terror activities, Inqlabi demanded that Pakistan must immediately impose a 'blanket ban' on these groups in accordance with its National Action Plan.
It is common knowledge that several terrorist training camps are active in PoK which constantly attempt to infiltrate the LoC to cause disturbance in India.
India had in September conducted a surgical strike across the LoC at several of these camps, which had caused major embarrassment to Pakistani security establishment. It was also being seen as a major intelligence failure in Pakistan.
There were questions raised in Pakistan about the effectiveness of the intelligence. Indian intelligence bureau officials told OneIndia that the ISI was clueless about the September 29 operation.
Following the strike, the image of General Raheel Sharif, the then army chief, too took a beating and he was no longer considered invincible, an image he prided himself on.
(With agency inputs)