During the last few months in Kashmir, terrorists have targeted Kashmiri Pandits and migrant laborers. According to reports, Pakistan is running Operation Red Wave in Kashmir. Earlier, Pakistan had launched Operation Tupac in the 1980s-90s to spread terrorism in Kashmir.
The recent attacks on Kashmiri Pandits have brought back memories of large-scale attacks on Kashmiri Pandits in the 90s and being forced to leave the Valley.
According to reports, like in the 90s, this time too, Pakistan’s intelligence agency ISI is behind these incidents, which has prepared a hit-list of Kashmiri Pandits to create unrest in the Valley. The list includes Kashmiri Pandits who returned to Kashmir in recent years or stayed in Kashmir in the 1990s. It is believed that under the same hit-list of ISI, on May 12 this year, terrorists killed Rahul Bhatt and last year prominent businessman Makhan Lal Bindru, both of whom were Kashmiri Pandits.
According to intelligence agencies, for targeted killings, Pakistan is using local Kashmiri youths who do not have any prior criminal records. By getting targeted killings done through these youths, the masterminds sitting in Pakistan can easily avoid their involvement by calling it a local matter