NEW DELHI: Some school-cum-religious-education-centres in Shopian and Pulwama are underneath the watch of intelligence companies and Jammu & Kashmir police for allegedly utilizing the facade of formal schooling to establish weak pupils and encourage them to work for terrorist outfits energetic within the Valley, TOI has learnt.
A Shopian-based college affiliated to banned group Jamaat-e-Islami, Siraj-ul-Uloom, which primarily imparts spiritual schooling however affords matriculate and intermediate lessons, other than graduate programs in Arts stream- had lately seen Public Security Act (PSA) being slapped on three of its lecturers after 15 ex-pupils, together with Pulwama assault case accused Sajjad Bhat, had been discovered concerned in terrorist actions.
“Many faculties in Shopian and Pulwama belt are impressed by Deobandi ideology and/or are affiliated to Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI). JeI J&Okay was declared an ‘illegal affiliation’ underneath UAPA in February final yr. These colleges are instructing the identical JeI ideology and suspected to be utilizing the varsity set-up as a reputable cowl to hold out radicalisation of native boys and do head-hunting for terrorist outfits energetic in J&Okay,” J&Okay DGP Dilbag Singh instructed TOI.
In the meantime, as winter units in, ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops alongside the Worldwide Border in J&Okay and terrorist infiltration bids have gone up, although profitable infiltration circumstances are all the way down to virtually half of final yr, as per the newest evaluation by J&Okay police. Additionally, parallel efforts are on by terrorist outfits to encourage native youths, significantly in south Kashmir, and arm them with weapons smuggled from throughout the border by way of drones.
Singh instructed TOI that ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops alongside the border in J&Okay had doubled as in comparison with final yr. “Although infiltration bids have gone up, there’s a 50% drop in precise infiltration as in comparison with the degrees throughout the identical time final yr. That is because of particular measures taken to strengthen the border grid,” he instructed TOI.
The DGP, whereas assured that the legislation and order state of affairs in J&Okay would keep beneficial within the winter months, mentioned the newest concern had been makes an attempt by terrorist outfits to encourage Kashmiri youths to hitch them as militants or overground employees and gather weapons smuggled from throughout the border by way of drones.
“Within the final two months, now we have seized half a dozen arm consignments, dropped by drones throughout Pulwama, Shopian and Kulgam. For each seized consignment, there could also be ones that obtained by. So we have to preserve getting the intelligence, adopted by motion,” mentioned Singh.

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