Elements in Pakistan, Hurriyat fomenting Kashmir trouble: Government

July 28th, 2010 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Elements in Pakistan with the support of the two factions of the separatist Hurriyat Conference were fomenting trouble in Jammu and Kashmir, Minister of State for Home Affairs Ajay Maken said Wednesday.
The minister told the Rajya Sabha that the government was “aware of anti-India elements based in Pakistan provoking the people of Kashmir with the support of certain sections of secessionist groups based in Kashmir on various pretexts to arouse the public sentiments”.

He said the statements of rival Hurriyat factions led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Syed Ali Geelani in the media and the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) across the border in this regard were being documented.

Asked about the money and arms being smuggled into the state from across the border, the minister said it was not possible to be quantified.

“However, during the year 2009, Rs.76.8 lakh and cheques worth of Rs.50,000 were seized, which was being carried through hawala channels and cases have been registered,” he said.

In 2009, 668 guns, including AK rifles, pika guns, sniper rifles, 1,142 magazines, 59,000 rounds of ammunition, explosive material including RDX were recovered from militants.

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