Kashmiri Militants-Naxalites Nexus Exposed29 December 2010
The Daily Excelsior
Jammu: A serious attempt is being made to forge a nexus between Kashmiri militants and Naxalites with a so-called 'noted human rights activist’’ of the country playing a notorious role to bring the both groups closer reportedly 'at the behest of Pakistan’’. 'The ‘human rights activist’ and some militant commanders in Kashmir were under strict surveillance. The HR activist has come under the radar of Intelligence agencies and some of his calls to the separatists have been intercepted’’, official sources confirmed. A senior police officer said they have deliberately not disallowed the visits of some known sympathizers of Maoists to the Kashmir valley but wanted to follow them and observe their movement. An HR activist has also undertaken a couple of visits to the Valley after appearing on television shows championing the cause of separatists. The HR activist is reported to have met a couple of separatists and was in touch with them telephonically. The henchmen of the HR activist have also established a direct contact with Pakistan backed militants of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) and Hizbul Mujahideen outfits in the Kashmir valley. Sources said the so-called human rights activist and other sympathizers of Naxalites wanted some of their cadre to be trained by the militants of LeT and HM in handling of sophisticated weapons and explosive devices. In turn, the militant outfits like the LeT and HM have been conveyed support of the Naxalites in giving shelter to their cadre in Maoist dominated States like Chhatisgarh, Jharkhand, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa etc. Describing as ‘very dangerous’ the emerging nexus between Kashmiri militants and Naxalites, sources, however, said the police and Intelligence authorities have taken enough measures to thwart it. 'We had anticipated an alliance between Kashmiri militants and Naxalites much in advance. A number of players in forging the alliance from both sides have been identified. They have not been arrested so far but have been kept under radar. They will be arrested with evidence shortly’’, they said. They added that aim of both Naxalites and Kashmiri militants is to disturb the country and that was the main reason both sides have forged a nexus between them to help each other. Pakistan’s Intelligence network and over ground workers were also reported to have played a major role in uniting the Naxalites and Kashmiri militants, they said. According to sources, Pakistan’s security agencies had been trying to win over the Naxalite groups for quite a long time due to massive manpower at their command to whom they wanted to use for disturbing different Indian States. They were reported to have used the right activists and militant commanders to unite Kashmiri ultras and Naxalites, they said. 'Appropriate action is being taken. We won’t allow the sympathizers of Naxalites to carry on their activities any more. Their movement is being observed and we will act at an opportune time’’, a senior police officer commented, adding the militants of LeT and HM, finding that their support in the State was dwindling, had been sending feelers to Naxalites for quite some time. However, it was only after receiving the nod from Pakistan that the human rights activists stepped-in to forge a nexus between Naxalites and militants and create more trouble for the entire country including Jammu and Kashmir. The Police and Intelligence Departments were reported to have prepared an exhaustive report pertaining to militant-Naxalites nexus in a bid to sound all the States where Naxalites were active so that they also act on their own. According to sources, more vigil was now required in West Bengal, which has border with Bangladesh and from where the militants quite often infiltrate into India. The Naxalites could give shelter to the infiltrators in West Bengal till they get a nod from Pakistan to strike in any part of the State or reach Kashmir, they said.