According to Indian journalist, Aditya Raj Kaul, a serious safety operation has been launched to trace down the perpetrators following the assault in Kulgam, in south Kashmir. The assault comes as members of the European Parliament visited the Kashmir valley amid escalating tensions between the 2 states. It has been reported that every one 5 of the labourers had been from the West Bengal area of India.
The tragic information comes as a Pakistani minister warned of the intense repercussions in opposition to any state that sided with India.
At the center of the battle has been the contested area of Jammu and Kashmir, a territory which India has accused of harbouring terrorists.
In an extra transfer to antagonise relations between the 2 states, Pakistan’s federal minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit Baltistan, Ali Amin Gandapur has issued a risk to any nation considering siding with India.
Speaking not too long ago, Mr Gandapur stated that “any country which will not stand with Pakistan over Kashmir will be taken as our enemy and our missiles will hit them also, if in a state of war”.
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Last week, India launched a sequence of strikes on alleged terrorist launchpads in Pakistan.
Following these daring strikes, the governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Satya Pal Malik stated that if the terrorist strikes didn’t cease, India would retaliate in additional closely.
Mr Malik said that India would go “inside and destroy” the camp in the event that they weren’t handled.
Speaking to reporters, Mr Malik added: “Pakistan must behave and cease these terror camps.
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“If it doesn’t behave, we are going to go deep inside and destroy these camps.”
Moreover, within the wake of the assault, the Indian military confirmed that though that they had efficiently focused “several terrorists”, there had been some casualties from the Pakistani military.
India’s, military chief, General Bipin Rawat advised The Times of India: “Six to 10 Pakistani troopers have been killed in our firing.
“The same variety of terrorists have been killed and three out of the 4 launch pads had been destroyed.
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“The casualty quantity could possibly be a lot increased.
“Instead of ready for the terrorists to infiltrate, we determined to focus on the launch pads since we had the coordinates for them.”
In response, Raja Farooq Haider Khan, Prime Minister for Pakistan’s Azad Kashmir territory, insisted that the Indian forces had gone “berserk”.
Confirming that there had been six casualties, Mr Khan hit out at India for the assault.
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He added: “This is the peak of savagery.
The world should not keep silent over it. #KashmirWantsAttention.”
In August, India’s Prime Minister, Modi, revoked Article 370.
India’s Prime Minister Modi
Under Article 370, the Kashmir and Jammu area is given a particular standing inside India’s structure.
Modi made the choice within the wake of a devastating terrorist assault which killed 44 Indian Paramilitaries.
Following that assault, a sequence of retaliatory strikes had been exchanged between the 2 rival states, together with the downing of two Indian jets.
Such was the extreme state of relations between the 2 neighbouring nations, that Pakistan’s Prime Minister, Imran Khan, said in a speech to the United Nations General Assembly that the 2 had come extremely near nuclear warfare.