These deadly terrorists are hellbent on disrupting India's goal of developing Kashmir valley

SRINAGAR/NEW DELHI: Desperate to disrupt New Delhi’s development initiatives in the Valley, Pakistan-based terror outfits now plan more killings of “nonresidents and non-locals”, particularly in south Kashmir.

Top intelligence sources in Srinagar revealed that the new objective of Islamabad is to defeat the very purpose of scrapping Article 370, by driving a deep wedge between “Non-Kashmiris” and Kashmiris, and finally upsetting entry of Indians into the Union Territory.

Several phone intercepts of terrorists from near the Line of Control in the past one month, has exposed Pakistan’s sinister plan to derail peace process in the newly carved-out UT of J&K. The plan, reports say, has the backing of the top heads in the Pakistan Army and its intelligence wing, the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).

The new pattern emerging from the killings in the Valley, executed at the behest of the ISI, pose a threat to over 20,000 migrant labourers and skilled workers settled in south Kashmir.

“The sinister design reminds of the ethnic cleansing of Kashmiri Pandits in early 1990s, when ISI-backed outfits targeted Pandits in the Valley resulting in a mass exodus,” said an IPS officer of the J&K Police. Intelligence sources said over 500 armed militants, which includes over 200 trained Pakistani terrorists, are hiding in Kashmir. These terrorists are concentrating on Shopian, Kulgam, Pulwama and Anantnag districts.