Pak­istani ter­ror­ists seek re­venge on In­dian sol­diers

They have launched a hunt to iden­tify the sol­diers who ‘showed dis­re­spect’ to the dead bod­ies of Is­mail and Qasim.

The Sunday Guardian - - Nation -

Pak­istan-based ter­ror groups op­er­at­ing in Kash­mir have launched a hunt to iden­tify the In­dian sol­diers who were in­volved in the en­counter of the two Pak­istani ter­ror­ists, Abu Is­mail and Abu Qasim, and were later seen in a video clip “dis­re­spect­ing” the dead bod­ies of the two ter­ror­ists by stamp­ing their feet on them and later pulling the two bod­ies by ty­ing ropes around their legs. The in­ci­dent came to light af­ter a video of the in­ci­dent went vi­ral on so­cial me­dia.In­dian Army has al­ready an­nounced that it is go­ing to take “suit­able ac­tion” against the sol­diers who “dis­re­spected” the two dead ter­ror­ists on Thurs­day. Is­mail was the master­mind be­hind the at­tack on the Amar­nath Ya­tra in July, in which eight pil­grims were killed.So­cial me­dia plat­forms op­er­ated by ter­ror­ists be­long­ing to the Lashkar-e-Tayyaba have an­nounced the hunt for the con­cerned sol­diers. These plat­forms have both users with Pak­istani and In­dian mo­bile num­bers. The users of these num­bers are seek­ing re­venge on the sol­diers for “dis­re­spect­ing” their “broth­ers”. Most of these mes­sages writ­ten in Urdu were sent from Pak­istani num­bers that are also the ad­min­is­tra­tors of these groups. It is for the first time that a sit­u­a­tion has arisen where the ter­ror groups are openly hunt­ing for In­dian sol­diers. Soon af­ter the video went vi­ral, the LeT is­sued a state­ment stat­ing that it was go­ing to take re­venge on be­half of its “mar­tyrs”.Sources within the se­cu­rity es­tab­lish­ment said that they were not ig­nor­ing the threat and had alerted the de­fence es­tab­lish­ment about the need to in­crease the se­cu­rity around mil­i­tary in­stal­la­tions in the val­ley and in other states. “The ter­ror­ists are on the back-foot as they are be­ing elim­i­nated more rapidly than they are be­ing able to re­cruit, and hence they are des­per­ate to carry out a strike. But we will con­tinue to tar­get them the way we have been tar­get­ing them in the last cou­ple of years,” an in­tel­li­gence source said.

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