New Delhi: With Eid-ul-Zuha close at hand, Pakistani terror groups are actively preparing to gather hides of sacrificed animals in order to raise funds for their jihadi activities.
The collection of hides, subsequently sold to tanneries, is carried out through banned/under observation groups such as Jaish-e-Muhammed, Jammat-ud-Dawa, Tehreek Ghalba-e-Islam, Harkat-ul-Mujahideen, Ahle Sunnat wal Jammat and Ansar-ul-Ummah to avert legal action.
JeM issues receipts in the name of Al-Rehmat Trust whereas HuM and Ansar-ul-Ummah do the same in the name of Al-Hilal Trust. JuD uses Falah-e-Insaniyat as a front to raise funds and Ahle Sunnat uses Al-Esar Welfare Trust as a front.
As per the Punjab (Pakistan) home department estimates, as many as 10 million animals were sacrificed on Eid-ul-Zuha last year and their hides evaluated at 35,000 million Pakistani rupees.
As per the inputs from Punjab province (Pakistan), collection of animal hides is a lucrative way for funding of these groups.
In the wake of the creation of separate Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, the government on Saturday released a new political map of the Indian Union, with 28 States and nine Union Territories (UTs). Pakistan.
The new map denotes the bifurcation of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir and surprisingly includes three districts — Muzaffarabad, Punch and Mirpur — which are under Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK).
The Ladakh UT consists of two districts — Kargil and Leh — while the Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory comprises 20 districts.
In a gazette notification, the government also enumerated the territories in Leh district as: “Gilgit, Gilgit Wazarat, Chilas, Tribal territory and Leh and Ladakh, except the present territory of Kargil.”
The order was called the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation (Removal of Difficulties) Second Order, 2019.
The map of J&K UT comprises 20 districts, including Muzzarfarabad, Mirpur and the area of Poonch which are under PoK.
In 1947, the former Jammu and Kashmir state had 14 districts — Kathua, Jammu, Udhampur, Reasi, Anantnag, Baramulla, Poonch, Mirpur, Muzaffarabad, Leh and Ladakh, Gilgit, Gilgit Wazarat, Chilhas and Tribal Territory.
On the recommendation of the Parliament, President Ram Nath Kovind effectively abrogated Article 370 from the Indian Constitution and issued the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019, in August.