NEW DELHI: Over 200 terrorists are trying to cross into India from Pakistan, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval said today, adding Islamabad is trying to stoke violence in the region.
The centre last month scrapped special status from Jammu and Kashmir and divided it into two union territories.
The number is based on radio intercepts and intelligence from the ground, military officials said, adding that some terrorists had already been caught by security forces.
“A large number of weapons are being smuggled and people in Kashmir are being told to create trouble,”told media, who is considered one of the architects of the policy to withdraw Jammu and Kashmir’s special status.
Restrictions are still in place at parts of Kashmir valley to prevent trouble. Some curbs have been eased, but mobile phone and internet services are still curtailed because they may be used to spark unrest.
Despite overwhelming proof of Pakistan giving shelter to terrorists on its soil, and training, arming and sending them to Jammu and Kashmir, Prime Minister Imran Khan has denied it.
On Friday, two terrorists attacked the trader’s home near Sopore, wounding his 25-year-old son and two-year-old granddaughter. The terrorists are on the run, media reported, adding he has asked the authorities to take the girl to Delhi’s AIIMS for treatment.