Srinagar, Sept 29: The separatists of Kashmir have refused to budge and continue to issue fresh calendar of protests. In fact a fresh calendar was issued on Wednesday and a series of events have been planned until October 6.
However, the Union Government has decided not to bow down to these threats and says that these separatists by the turn of winter will realise how irrelevant Pakistan is.
A senior official said that Pakistan in the months to come will be too caught up cleaning their act and they will have no time for the separatists. India has also started moving at a brisk pace to make Paksitan completely irrelevant. The snub that Pakistan received by the SAARC nations was just one part of the plan.
Separatists would realise Pakistan's irrelevance soon
Home Ministry and Intelligence Bureau officials say that till date the Separatists are issuing calendar of protests at the behest of Pakistan. The Home Ministry has in fact advised security forces in the Valley to be prepared for a long battle which would go into winter as well.
Indian officials feel that Pakistan is now caught on the backfoot. The attention of the world is on them and with India deciding to review the Most Favoured Nation status as well as the Indus Water Treaty, Pakistan sure has a lot to think about. We will continue to push Pakistan to the wall, officials point out.
The separatists, however, are not bogged down as of now. However, by the time it is winter, a lot would change and Indian officials assess that Pakistan will gradually stop stoking passions in the Valley.
The Valley has been on the boil since the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist, Burhan Wani. He has become the face of the protests and even Pakistan's Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif invoked his name at his speech in the UN. IB officials say that normalcy would return to the Valley soon and Wani will be forgotten.