Wednesday, 14 January, 2009

Pak training 700 women as 'spies' against India

Red Ring
Jammu: Security forces have unearthed the new face of terror. In a stunning confession, a young woman arrested while crossing the Line Of Control (LOC) revealed how hundreds of women were being trained as ‘spies’ in the terror camps of Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK), report agencies.

On being questioned what she saw at the camps across the border, a woman trained to infiltrate said it all. "There are training camps where over 700 women are being trained," said 23 year-old-Asiya, the wife of Pakistani Army havaldar Mohammad Sajjad.

Asiya was arrested over two months ago while crossing the LoC into Rajouri. Asiya has now disclosed how hundreds of women were being trained in terror camps in PoK.

"In Bimbar camp I saw mujahids training along with women participants. There were over 700 women. They have learnt how to fire. But I do not know how to fire," said the woman.

Senior intelligence officers say that there have been recent inputs that women have been trained to cross over and settle down in Jammu and Kashmir to finally act as spies here.

Asiya reportedly had been sent to gather information on the deployment of Indian forces at the Line of Control. She has also confessed that Pakistani army and intelligence agencies train militants.

"There are camps in, Bimar, Kotli, Sensa. In Sensa, the Army trains the mujahids and in Kotli it is the agencies that train them. But in Bimbar it is the outsiders," provided Asiya.

The women read, study and undergo training sessions on using firearms, said Asiya. So, clearly the entire operation goes on under the garb of education and schooling.

Asiya had been arrested on November 13 last year and ever since then her confessions have revealed the active role of women in terror networks.

In March 2008, two women had been arrested in Doda as Lashkar's over the ground workers. In 2007, Nahida Altaf, a law student was also arrested for allegedly working for Hizb-ul-Mujahideen. But Asiya's chilling confessions have proved that terror really does have a new face altogether.


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