Pakistani agencies have invested more than Rs 50 crore on groups to fuel violent protests in Kashmir, the BJP alleged on Thursday.
In its first response to Centre’s decision to call in the Army, BJP said New Delhi had ignored intelligence reports in this record.
“Now, it must identify the role of Pak agencies in sponsoring and financing these protests through separatists,” BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar said.
He said the tense situation is the result of politics of “competitive communalism” resorted to by both PDP and National Conference. “Without a timely action from the Centre, the separatists got encouragement and Pakistan exploited it to the hilt.”
He held that when separatists devised stone-pelting as an instrument of organized and orchestrated protest, the state government failed to curb the trend.