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Pakistan's State-Sponsored-Terrorism: Top Hizbul Mujahideen commander Bashir Ahmed Peer, Wanted In India, killed in Rawalpindi
Pakistan's obsession with Jammu and Kashmir, especially the Kashmir valley, is a never-ending syndrome for Pakistan since its separation from the Indian mainland in the name of religion.
Pakistan has been attempting to capture Jammu and Kashmir since 1947, in the name of so-called liberation or freedom of Jammu and Kashmir. Pakistan attempted to invade India, particularly Jammy and Kashmir four times in its 75-year history, but failed miserably each time, despite the support of its western allies.
But, after the 1971 Bangladesh liberation war, Pakistan changed its policy overnight because Pakistan realized that they are not in a position to hurt or capture Jammu and Kashmir by going against India in a conventional war.
Recognizing that harsh reality, Pakistan shifted from conventional to proxy warfare. As a result, they established an infrastructure to support terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir by encouraging state-sponsored terrorism. They went on to found terrorist organizations such as Hizbul Mujahadeen, Lashkar-e-Taiba, Harkat-ul-Ansar, and others.
In desperation, Pakistan sends thousands of terrorists into Jammu and Kashmir in the years 1989-90. As a result, Kashmiri Pandits have been forced to flee their homeland and settle in other parts of India. Some Pandits were killed, murdered, raped, and mutilated in order to demonstrate their opposition to terrorists sent from Pakistan to turn Kashmir province into a Muslim-only province in the same way that Pakistan was designed.
Finally, in 2019, the threat of barbaric terrorism was eliminated in Jammu and Kashmir after the Government of India removed temporary provisions of Articles 370 and 35A from the Indian constitution.
Since then, the government of India has taken numerous steps to reduce terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir, and all over India.
Today, India awoke to the good news of top Hizbul Mujahideen commander Bashir Ahmed Peer aka. Imtiyaz Alam Alias Haji was killed in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.
According to local media reports, An assailant shot Bashir from point-blank range outside a shop in Rawalpindi.
Bashir Ahmed Peer originally belonged to the Bandipura area of Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district, he fled to Pakistan in 2007, and India declared him a designated terrorist under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) on October 4 last year.
He was declared a terrorist in the exercise of the powers conferred by clause (a) of sub-section (1) of section 35 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention)Act, 1967.
A notification was issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs(MHA) declaring that Bashir has been designated as a terrorist under UAPA, citing the identity number of his Pakistan's computerized national identity card: 82203-7942470-9.
The same notification also mentioned that Hizbul Mujahideen is a terrorist organization under the first schedule of the UAPA act. 1967.
Bashir was declared as launching commander of the Hizbul Mujahideen. Bashir used to provide logistics to terrorists who infiltrated Jammu and Kashmir from the Pakistan side of the Line of Control (LoC) through the Kupwara district's Bandipura area.
He was involved in money laundering and funding cross-border terrorist activities. Bashir was also involved with online propaganda groups that aimed to bring together former terrorists and other jihadi terror group cadres in order to promote the activities of the Hizbul Mujahideen, Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), and other Pakistan-backed terrorist groups.
Bashir Ahmed Peer was also accused of killing the chief commander of Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind, Zakir Musa. Zakir Musa was assassinated on May 23, 2019.
Peer was apprehended by the Pakistan Army's Intelligence Directorate in March 2007. However, he was quickly released after following ISI instructions. He had been hiding in Pakistan since then, plotting against India.
The Pakistani ISI was using him as a valuable asset to help terrorists infiltrate India, and he was an expert in that field due to his background. After his death, the penetration of terrorism will suffer, and Pakistan will have to look for new agents to take its place. If India does not take immediate action against terrorism and terrorist groups, Pakistanis will again produce terrorists like him just like a termite.