Pak never seriously cracked down on militant groups that attack India

Minnie Murray
March 10, 2019

His article came days after Pakistan, under global pressure after the Pulwama terror attack and India's air strikes against JeM terrorist camp in Balakot in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on February 26, started taking actions against some of the terrorist outfits and their leaders over the past few days.

Indian Air Force (IAF) carried out the daring anti-terror operation in retaliation of the debilitating attack on the convoy of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in Pulwama in south Kashmir on February 14 in which 40 jawans were killed.

Launching a scathing attack on Opposition for seeking proof of the damage inflicted on the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) training camp at Balakot in the Indian Air Force (IAF) strike, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that they are appeasing Pakistan.

It said the Pakistani authorities have arrested a number of activists of the proscribed groups, including a brother of Jaish-e-Mohammad chief, Maulana Masaud Azhar.

New Delhi has denied reports of an Indian submarine trying to enter Pakistani waters as "misinformation", defense officials said. I urge other state governments to take strict action against those who try to indulge in such acts.

Pakistan says Kashmir was unfairly made part of India when British India was partitioned at the end of colonial rule, and the people of Kashmir should be allowed to decide if they want to join Pakistan or remain part of India.

The daily said without global pressure, a long-term solution of tension between the two countries is unlikely and the threat of nuclear war will remain intact.

The new violence flared up at several places along the Line of Control that divides the Himalayan territory of Kashmir between India and Pakistan.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has been in regular contact with the Pakistani leaders to cool down the nuclear armed neighbours.

Pakistan returned the pilot on March 1, easing tensions, but both sides have continued to fire shells and mortar over the de-facto border that divides Indian and Pakistani Kashmir.

Preet Gill, Labour MP for Birmingham Edgbaston, told Eastern Eye: "The diaspora communities are rightly concerned about the escalating tensions between India and Pakistan".

A strict vigil is being maintained along the LoC and the worldwide border and any further "provocation or misadventure by Pakistan will be responded in a befitting manner with dire consequences", the statement added.

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