August 2004 News

Pakistan still supporting Kashmiri militants

16 August 2004
The Daily Times

New Delhi: Pakistan continues to support Islamic insurgency in Kashmir and will use militant attacks to influence ongoing peace talks, India's Home Ministry said in its annual report on Monday. 'Pakistan has not yet abandoned exporting cross-border terrorism as an instrument of state policy,' the ministry said. 'Most of the earlier restrictions imposed on terrorist outfits by Pakistan have been gradually rolled back,' the report said, referring to Islamabad's crackdown on extremist groups two years ago. The report said the security situation in Kashmir was 'delicately poised', and that Pakistan was sustaining the Kashmir rebellion though 'foreign mercenaries' who were sponsored by Inter-Services Intelligence.


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