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40 flee Pak-Occupied Kashmir for Dubai, enter India via Nepal.

Discussion in 'South Asia & SAARC' started by KAUTILYA, May 11, 2012.

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    40 flee Pak-Occupied Kashmir for Dubai, enter India via Nepal
    PranabDhalSamanta : New Delhi, Fri May 11 2012, 01:34 hrs

    For the first time, a large group of about 40 persons, including former militants and their families, have fled Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir together and surrendered before Indian authorities last month for amnesty under the J&K government’s rehabilitation policy.

    In a well-planned escape from PoK which, sources said, they co-ordinated with their relatives in Jammu and Kashmir, these militants — all had left the Valley — along with their Pakistani wives and children arrived in Kathmandu between April 15 and 28 on valid Nepali visas via Dubai, flying either PIA or FlyDubai, along with their families.

    At first, this created a security scare as Indian agencies had never come across such a large number together. The group had hired an agent, who facilitates such travel from PoK, and reached Kathmandu with much trouble.

    They regrouped and traveled to the Indian border from where they hired a bus to go to Kashmir but were detained at the Sunauli border checkpost. As part of the plan, the group had destroyed their Pakistani travel documents, passports and other papers on reaching Nepal. Each bought air tickets, which included a return ticket to meet stipulated visa and immigration conditions.

    All members of the group have claimed amnesty under the Jammu and Kashmir government’s rehabilitation policy which does provide for authorities to waive charges under the state’s Egress and Internal Movement Ordinance. This essentially refers to charges placed on individuals who crossed over for training. On reaching here, sources said, they claimed the situation in Pakistan was not conducive for them to stay any more and they now wanted to return home.

    Most of the individuals went across to PoK in the 1990s and even up to 2003. On reaching there, they did receive arms training in camps belonging to various groups including JKLF, Al-Fatah and Hizbul Mujahideen. However, they claim to have never returned for carrying any terrorist attack.

    Instead, they claim to have settled down in PoK, married local Pakistani women and started small businesses or opened shops. Intelligence officials feel that these men may have not fared well in the training or were just considered reserves. While a thorough check is being carried, the group has already applied for bail as charges under this ordinance are bailable.

    The children have been handed over to the relatives. In fact, these former militants were in touch with their extended family in Kashmir and are said to have planned their escape in consultation with them.

    40 flee Pak-Occupied Kashmir for Dubai, enter India via Nepal - Indian Express
  2. layman

    layman Aurignacian STAR MEMBER

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    Refugees have started, we better be prepared. We honor their willpower to escape PoK but methods and means doesn’t seems right.
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  3. Blackwater

    Blackwater Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    burn them:devilwork::devilwork::devilwork:
  4. olivers

    olivers 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

    Apr 10, 2012
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    Allah Allah, yeh kya hua. Naya Bangladesh? We have to be careful. We could see a new influx of poor into India now from west Pakistan. We have enough from east Pakistan already. Most of the East Pakistanis are pretty anti-India too.

    POK is suffering. I hope people in Indian Kashmir hear their story and understand what's good for them.


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    i can very much imagine wat sort of atmosphere will be there in ISI head quarters. this is nothing short of a blunder. in all probability agency was caught napping.

    we should do a back ground checks and verufy from our sources inside PoK and ISI for any possible leads. if the intentions are found genuine the J&K govt should help them settle down here.
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