It’s not a question to India and other countries that dark clouds of stress are covering Jammu and Kashmir and the rest of India. Pakistan, on the other hand, is seen to be doing its bit to disturb the tensions amind the territories.
The recent update indicates that Pakistan has secretly released Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Maulana Masood Azhar from protective custody.
Azhar, who was termed a terrorist by the United Nations in May 2019, has been released to plan terrorist operations.
Reports from The Indian Navy showcased that an underwater wing of JeM was training people to carry out attacks. Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh said all stakeholders in coastal security are ensuring that there is no intrusion from the sea.
“We have received intelligence (input) that an underwater wing of Jaish-e-Mohammed is training people to carry out attacks from water, and that is one change. But we are fully prepared and will thwart any such attempt,” he further added.
The UN’s move came after veto-wielding permanent member China — also Pakistan’s all-weather collaborator — lifted its technical hold on the proposal by the US, the UK, and France to list him.
It was a massive achievement for India after a decade of ruthless efforts to ban the mastermind of several terror attacks against India, including the deadly Pulwama attack against Indian security forces. The listing subjected Azhar to an assets freeze, travel ban and an arms embargo.
Recently, India announced Azhar the first individual terrorist under the amended Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA). The Ministry of Home Affairs, through a gazette notification, declared Azhar, LeT founder Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, Mumbai 26/11 attack mastermind Zakir Ur Rehman Lakhvi and 1993 Bombay blast cited Dawood Ibrahim as terrorists. It reflects that irrespective of the organization they are associated with, they will be treated and considered as terrorists under the Indian law.
The present situation reflects that the move by Pakistan’s move is a counter-reaction to India for scrapping the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, leading to divide the two union territories – J& K and Ladakh.