Kashmir independence activists face new crackdown
Kashmir Updates - Ekip - March 30, 2019
8-member group also to move against sympathizers of independence movement among government workers, including teachers.
Indian administrators have formed a new eight-member group to further crack down on pro-independence activists and sympathizers in the disputed Kashmir region, according to a Home Ministry order on Friday.
The “terror monitoring group” has been formed to “ensure synergised and concerted action against terror financing and other terror-related activities in Jammu and Kashmir,” said the order.
The group includes the police intelligence head in Kashmir, Kashmir’s police inspector general, the additional director of India’s Intelligence Bureau (IB), and representatives of four other Indian intelligence agencies.
The group, according to the order, will also take action against hardcore sympathizers of the independence movement among government employees, including teachers, who are providing covert or overt support.
The group will meet on a weekly basis and review actions taken.