SOURCE: INDIA TODAY
On Monday, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman blamed Pakistan-based terrorist outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) for carrying out the Sunjwan camp terrorist attack in which six army personnel and a civilian lost their lives.
India Today TV was the first network to show proof of direct involvement of Pakistan-protected terrorists Masood Azhar, Rauf Asghar and Syed Salahuddin. Pakistan’s foreign office was quick to react to India Today TV report.
Even before the Indian government officially pointed a finger, Pakistan issued a statement on Sunday saying: “A particular segment in the Indian media runs with their innuendos to malign Pakistan and whips up public frenzy.”
Now India Today TV has more proof to establish Pakistan’s duplicity on terrorism.
India Today TV has accessed video evidence showing how JeM terrorists are openly collecting funds in Karachi and Gujranwala in the name of jihad in Kashmir.
JeM was officially banned in Pakistan in 2002 yet these JeM operatives organise marches and collect funds in the names of those who carry out suicide attacks in India.
These videos show that Jaish operatives are free to operate and collect funds on the streets of Karachi and Gujranwala. In these videos a convoy of Jaish leadership is also shown moving freely on the streets of Pakistani cities.
Shot in Karachi and Gujranwala over a span of a week in February, these videos are the ultimate proof of Pakistan’s double game on terrorism.
Pro-jihad and pro-JeM slogans from loudspeakers can be clearly heard in these videos as hundreds of Jaish operatives freely march across the cities where streets are flooded with JeM flags.
A particular segment in the Indian media runs with their innuendos to malign Pakistan and whips up public frenzy.
As loudspeakers play jihadi songs and slogans, Indian, Israeli and American flags are burnt. According to intelligence sources, “JeM chief Masood Azhar also visited Karachi and Gujranwala in the first week of February for at least two of such fund raisers.”
India Today TV has learnt from intelligence sources who track cross border terrorism that JeM has been using these gatherings to collect funds for their operations, a fund collection stall is also visible in the video.
“A list of all the JeM fidayeens [with their parents name and pictures] who have died in recent terrorist operations in India is handed over to JeM operatives who knock every door in the locality asking for donation in the name of these dead terrorists. All this is happening in full public view, under the protection of Pakistani authorities and Pakistani army,” added intelligence sources.
On Friday, Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain quietly promulgated an ordinance amending the Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997 with regards to proscription of terrorist individuals and organisations to include entities listed by the United Nations Security Council.
This step is expected to end any ambiguity over the status of Hafiz Saeed, his organisation Jamaat-ud-Dawa and charity Falah-i-Insaniat Foundation (FIF) by placing them on the list of proscribed groups.
“To hope that this act by Pakistani government will have any effect of these terrorists would be a fallacy; Hafiz Saeed’s organisation will get the same status which Masood Azhar’s organisation has for over a decade and yet Jaish-e-Mohammad has been able to operate freely,” added intelligence sources.