Militant outfits in Pakistan desperate to disrupt J&K polls: Army
JAMMU: Militant outfits based in Pakistan want to disrupt the upcoming Jammu and Kashmir Assembly polls by “desperately” trying to push their cadre into the Indian side to carry out terror activities, an Army official has said.
“They want to disrupt the Assembly elections in the state as they know that a large number of their cadre has already been eliminated. So to reinforce their numbers, they are desperately trying to infiltrate more people into the state,” Udhampur based Defense Spokesman Col SD Goswami told PTI.
Due to the unprecedented floods in the state, which has caused massive damage to the infrastructure, there was speculation in the political circles that the Assembly elections could be postponed.
Goswami said frequent ceasefire violations by militant outfits along the Line of Control and International Border showed that they wanted to reinforce their numbers in the Valley before the polls are held.
“In view of the Assembly elections, the militant leadership from across the border want to push in large number of terrorists into our side, that is why there has been an increase in the number of ceasefire violations,” Goswami said.
The Army spokesperson said militants are desperate to infiltrate before snowfall in the higher reaches during winter season closes all mountainous passes, making it difficult for them to pass