New Delhi, June 10: Climbing steps of diplomatic victory, India played a vital role in bringing justice by acting strongly on terrorism. Highlighting another significant streak of victory, Pakistan has reportedly shut down key terror infrastructure, including over a dozen training camps across the line of control, groups like Hizbul Mujahideen, Lashkar-e-Toiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad.
This comes ahead of anti-terror watchdog Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) plenary meeting next week where it faces the possibility of being blacklisted for non-compliance. After India’s strong diplomatic connection with the entire world came before Pakistan after the Pulwama terror attack, the later was petrified as the country was left aloof. Adding a tint of salt, the FATF also grey-listed Pakistan stating that there was no evidence highlighting Pakistan’s action against terrorism. Therefore, the action on this front to avoid being blacklisted, which would have a devastating cascading effect on its already broken economy.
The JeM, which claimed responsibility for the Pulwama attack and saw most of its leadership in Kashmir being wiped out in operations since then. Similarly, the LeT, which faced big reverses after a series of successful operations by counter insurgency forces last year.
India’s outreach to crack down on terror seems to have had a throttling impact on Pakistan, which has charged cadres and financiers of groups that were focused on India, including the Falah-e-Insaniat, and frozen their assets since February this year.
While in the past, especially after the 26/11 attack and the parliament attack in 2001, Pakistan had attempted to show action against terror only to go back to its old ways, this time round the crackdown is largescale as FATF member nations will demand verifiable proof to ease the pressure. For the first time, almost all educational institutions, seminaries and even hospitals of terror organisations which is believed to number over 800, have been seized.