‘Should we send bangles’: Ajit Doval reveals intercepts of Pakistan’s frustration over Jammu and Kashmir
National Security Advisor Ajit Doval today said easing of restrictions from all parts of Jammu and Kashmir depends on how Pakistan behaves. The state has been under partial lockdown since the first week of August after the centre scrapped special status from Jammu and Kashmir and divided it into two union territories.
National Security Advisor Ajit Doval on Saturday revealed one of the sensational intercepts on Pakistan’s frustration after the revocation of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir. Doval was interacting with journalists in News Delhi when he revealed it.
“There are Pakistani communication towers 20 km along the border, and they are trying to send messages. We heard intercepts that told their men ‘how so many apple trucks are moving, can’t you stop them? Should we send you bangles?’,” said Mr Doval, referring to code words the terrorists use to request logistics and weapons from their handlers.
Speaking about the arrest of Jammu and Kashmir politicians Doval said, “none of them (J&K political leaders) have been charged with criminal offence or sedition, they are in preventive custody till environment is created for democracy to function, which I believe may happen soon.”
Earlier in August, the central government had scrapped the Article 370 of the Constitution, which conferred special status to Jammu and Kashmir.