A strategy note’ on Kashmir, circulated by terror group The Resistance Front, makes overt threats against non-locals, counter-terrorism officials, and even locals found helping “outsiders”, sources in the intelligence apparatus told News18 as the civilian death toll rose in Jammu and Kashmir.
Four labourers — three from Bihar and one from Uttar Pradesh — were shot dead and another injured by terrorists in three separate attacks in Srinagar, Pulwama and Kulgam districts in the past 48 hours. So far this month, 11 people have lost their lives in shootings targeting civilians. The terrorist group believed to be behind the attacks is The Resistance Front, an offshoot of the Lashkar-e-Taiba which continues to enjoy safe haven across the border in Pakistan.
Intel sources told News18 that the terror outfit’s ‘strategy note’ on Kashmir, accessed by counter-terror agencies, threatens to carry out more attacks against non-locals “provided with new domicile certificates”. Under the garb of protecting Kashmir’s demography, it also threatens non-locals deployed in “strategic positions” in civil departments and security establishments, including the police force, sources said.