International Community Must Pressure Pakistan to End Support for Terrorist Groups

Washington, DC (February 14, 2019) — In response to today’s attack by Jaish-e-Mohammed, a designated Foreign Terrorist Organization by the State Department, that killed 40 members of the Central Reserve Police Force and injured a similar number, in the Pulwama District of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, HAF Managing Director Samir Kalra stated:

“This latest attack by Jaish-e-Mohammed is sadly another example of how Pakistan’s intelligence services continue to sponsor terrorist incursions into India. While it’s heartening to see that a wide swath of the international community is unequivocally condemning the attack, such statements of solidarity must be backed up by actions which help bring to an end the ability of such terrorist groups to kill with impunity and destabilize the region.”

Since 1989, a militant insurgency by groups such as Jaish-e-Mohammed and Lashkar-e-Taiba supported by Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence agency has left thousands of Hindus dead, and has driven out from the Kashmir Valley more than 350,000 people from the Kashmiri Pandit community, many of whom continue to languish in refugee camps in Delhi and in the Jammu region.

Read more: HAF’s one-page brief on the History of the Kashmir Conflict