The President of Pakistan administered Kashmir Sardar Masood Khan has said that Indian authorities are paying money to extremist Hindutva groups and militias such as RSS in Kashmir’s Jammu areas to kill and maim local Muslim Kashmiris, media reports said on Thursday.
“The PaK President said that India is victimizing Muslims of Jammu region by using local militant organisations who are being funded heavily. Mainly Gujjar Muslims live in Jammu and they are facing ethnic and religious cleansing at the hands of local armed Hindutva groups funded by Indian authorities. Gujjars are being targeted in the name of religion and it’s very dangerous. Indian authorities have formed so-called village defence committees of militants. Arms, ammunition, and cash is given to militants to target local Muslims. The RSS is recruiting militants openly to target Kashmiris. Its offering rewards to those who will target Muslim youth. Those being victimised are ordinary people who have nothing to do with politics, it’s just that they are Kashmiris and Muslims,” he revealed, quoted Pakistan Today.
Khan said India has increased violation across the Line of Control, targeting civilians and their livelihood. He said that India used to mainly target Kashmiris across the LoC only but now its “reign of terror” has reached to Jammu where it is using Hindu militant groups.