A new terror group focussed on Kashmir and based in Pakistan ‘The Resistance Front’ (TRF) has threatened to kill non-Kashmiris if they try to settle down in Kashmir under the new domicile law of the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
In a statement which was released through its channels on online messaging platforms, TRF — a front of the banned Pakistan terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba — “openly” declared that “any Indian who comes with the intention to settle in Kashmir will be treated as an agent of RSS and not as a civilian and will be dealt with appropriately”.
The TRF has openly declared that any non-Kashmiri who goes to Kashmir with an intention to settle there eventually will be treated as an ‘RSS agent’ and ‘not a civilian’ and be ‘dealt with appropriately’.
Incidentally, Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan has been persistently running a social media campaign against the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), using the same rhetoric.
The TRF threat issued on its letterhead has arrived weeks after the union government introduced a new domicile law for the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir. According to the new law, anybody who has resided in Jammu and Kashmir for a period of 15 years will be eligible for the domicile certificate. A student who has studied for seven years and passed Class 10 or Class 12 in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir can apply for the domicile certificate too.
Earlier this month, the intelligence agencies have flagged the emergence of TRF, the new Pakistan-based terror outfit. They reported that three top handlers of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) in Pakistan steer this outfit. Pakistan-based terrorists launched TRF late last year after the virtual abrogation of Article 370 by the Indian parliament, which made Jammu and Kashmir an integral part of India practically without any riders attached.
According to Indian security officials, the Lashkar leaders form the core of the group and handle the TRF from Pakistan. Sajad Jatt for South Kashmir, Khalid for Central Kashmir and Hanzala Adnan for North Kashmir were named in the security report.