(This was originally posted in India Today by Arvind Ojha)
Pakistani intelligence agency ISI recently held a meeting with leaders of several terror outfits in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir’s Muzaffarabad. India Today accessed exclusive details of the meeting that took place on September 21. Indian intelligence agencies came to know about the confidential meeting between ISI officers and terrorist organisations. Accordingly, the agencies issued an alert, a copy of which is in possession of India Today.
According to the alert, in the meeting, the ISI had prepared a plan to launch large-scale attacks in Jammu and Kashmir. It was purportedly decided in the meeting to do maximum target killings on the Indian side of Kashmir. It was decided that Kashmiris working with the police, security forces, intelligence departments would have to be killed. Non-Kashmiri people and people associated with the BJP and RSS were also selected as targets during the meeting between ISI officers and leaders of terror groups.
As per the alert, the ISI had made a “hit-list” of 200 people who would be murdered to create tension in the valley. Other than media personnel close to the Indian government and sources and informers of the Indian agencies and security forces, the list allegedly included names of many Kashmiri Pandits who have been actively advocating for the return of Pandits to Kashmir. The ISI and terror outfits agreed to use terrorists who are not under the watch of Indian security forces for the latest attacks and target killings. To “project it as a spontaneous and totally indigenous activity”, Kashmiris with no records of crime, but known to be sympathisers of militancy, would be used, the Indian alert said.
“For supporting these activities, pistols and grenade are being smuggled through LC from Uri & Tangdhar,” the alert said. In the meeting, a new terror outfit was supposedly created that would take responsibility for target killings and attacks to mislead the Indian investigating agencies.