The Resistance Front, an outfit of militant organisation Lashkar-e-Taiba, issued a threat on Sunday, ahead of the Amarnath Yatra. The Amarnath Yatra is a pilgrimage to the Amarnath temple in Jammu and Kashmir which takes place during the summer months.
In a letter, the group wrote, “They [government] are going to use Amarnath Yatra for their dirty politics. From mere 15,000 to 8 lakh pilgrim registrations and from 15 days to 80 days is just to provoke the sensitivity of Kashmir situation. It has come to our knowledge that this fascist regime is pumping RSS sanghis into the Valley in the name of Amarnath Yatra.”
“We are not against any religious matter but when such religious institutions are used against Kashmir struggle, then it becomes our concern to take such matters in our hands,” the group said.
The Resistance Front said it would do its best to “hinder” the government’s “schemes” if the Amarnath Yatra is used for “political and demographic gains”.
Further, it assured the pilgrims that they would be safe unless they “interfered in the Kashmir issue” or gave “shelter to Sanghi goons”.
“We will openly target any stooge who becomes a pawn of this regime and the blood of such stooges and pawns will spill like anything everywhere from Jammu to Kashmir,” the letter said.