Srinagar:Rajnath Singh blames Pakistan’s ISI for terrorist attack and talks about “Security review”
US experts also noted the possible involvement of ISI in the hours after the terrorist attack on the CRPF convoy on the Jammu-Srinagar highway.
Rajnath Singh promised to review the security coverage provided to certain people in the state.
The Union Minister, Rajnath Singh, today accused Pakistan Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) of orchestrating the terrorist attack on the Kashmir Pulwama, which killed 40 CRPF soldiers on Thursday. In a veiled reference to the separatists, he also said that the security coverage provided to people who obtain funds from the neighboring country and his intelligence agency will be reviewed soon. There are some elements that work with the ISI and play with the future of Jammu and Kashmir. . Others take money from Pakistan and the ISI. I have sought a security review of such people, “PTI news agency told Mr. Singh, who said during his visit to Srinagar after the terrorist attack, of which Jaish-e-Mohammed, based in Pakistan, he was responsible
The Minister of the Union, who held a review meeting with the main officials of the CRPF, the Army and the state police, said that the movement of civilians on state roads will not be allowed when large military convoys pass by. “The civilians will face a small difficulty, we apologize for it,” he admitted. “But I want to assure the people of the state that we will not allow the machinations of those who want to promote terror from across the border to succeed.”
US experts also noted the possible involvement of ISI in the hours after the terrorist attack on the CRPF convoy on the Jammu-Srinagar highway. “The self-proclaimed participation of Jaish-e-Mohammed in the attack raises serious questions about the role of the ISI in supporting the intellectual authors of this operation,” said former CIA analyst Bruce Riedel, quoted by PTI.
Alyssa Ayres, of the Council on Foreign Relations, said the terrorist attack shows the limits of the United States’ efforts and international policy to persuade Pakistan to take “serious measures” against groups such as the Jaish-e-Mohammed. “The urgent question is: What else can the international community do?” she asked.
Pakistan has argued that while the attack is a matter of “serious concern”, India is not justified in claiming a link with the country in this regard. “We have always condemned acts of violence everywhere, and we strongly reject any suggestion by elements in the media and the government of India that seek to link the attack on Pakistan without investigation,” PTI told the neighboring country in a statement.