|Early Times Report|
Srinagar, Oct 23: Even as Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan focuses almost singularly on "India solving the Kashmir problem", terror outfits in his country are planning suicide attacks on Indian armed forces and security installations. Almost 100 Fidayeens (suicide attackers) took an oath to wage war against Indian armed forces in two programmes arranged in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) on October 19 and 20. The functions were organised by Pakistan-backed banned terror outfit, Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), in its 'Shohdai Kashmir' conference (Kashmir martyrs') in PoK in Kotli and Rawlakot on Friday and Saturday. The Fidayeens, in these two gatherings, swore to attack the Indian Army and its security installations in the coming days.
Two terrorists, who attacked the Army post in Sunderbani in Rajouri near the Line of Control (LoC) on Sunday, are believed to be from the same group.
Both attackers were taken down in the Sunday afternoon ambush, while three Army soldiers also lost their lives in the attack.
One of the Jihadist rallies organised in Kotli cricket ground in PoK did not allow anyone attending it to carry a mobile phone or a camera. A message from Moulana Masood Azhar, the founder of the UN designated terror group, JeM, was also read out to those in attendance at the two events. Azhar is believed to be unwell and out of public life for the past six years. Moulana Abdul Rouf Asghar, younger brother of Moulana Masood Azhar, who is the present head of the JeM in Pakistan, made an hour-long speech at both the events to fresh Jaish recruits, including the 100 Fidayeens. Quoting from the verses of the Holy Quran, Moulana Abdul Rouf Asghar motivated the new recruits for Jihad and also spoke about the JeM strike on the Pathankot Air Base of the Indian Air Force. "Our mujahidins entered the air base, where helicopters were flying above them, and they were sitting on the bodies of Air Force men among Indian missiles and aircraft," said Asghar.
He also referred to Indian PM Narendra Modi in his speech, by saying that "a day will come when the 56-inch chest will be on his knees and that day will come soon".