(Juhi Aishwary, Journalist)New Delhi: “Spreading Deadly Virus-like Terrorism”: PM On Pak, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday delivered a spiky transcribe of Pakistan during a video address to the summit of the Non-Aligned Movement or NAM, pointing to its focus on terror even amid the coronavirus pandemic. Without naming Pakistan, He said, “Even because humankind fights COVID19, some people are full of activity spreading one more deadly virus like terrorism, fake news, and doctored videos to divide communities and countries”.
Over the last weeks, because the earth and India battle, the highly contagious virus — which has infected quite 3.5 million people and killed quite 2, 40,000 — Pakistan and thus the terror groups operating from its soil have remained active. In the last one month, quite a dozen encounters have taken place during which 22 security personnel have died in action.
On Sunday, five security people were killed in action during an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Handwara. Two senior army officers – a colonel and a major were amongst them.
On Monday, another terror attack happened within the same area, during which a minimum of three jawans of the Central Reserve police were killed and 7 were injured. A patrolling party of the paramilitary forces was attacked by terrorists in Handwara, triggering a ferocious gun-battle.
Pakistan also maintained the ceasefire violations, which have increased in occurrence since the govt. announced its decision to withdraw the special status of Jammu and Kashmir and split it into two union territories.
Last week, the Pakistan Army targeted Qasba, Kirin, and Shapur and Mankote sectors of Poonch.
The spreading of faux news by shadow handles performing at the behest of Pakistan is one of the explanations why high-speed internet can’t be restored in Jammu and Kashmir, the government has said.
At today’s summit, the NAM Leaders “assessed the impact of COVID-19, identified wants and necessities for possible remedies, and urged action-oriented summarize measures”, the govt. said.
“Following the Summit? the leaders also announced the creation of a ‘Task Force’ to recognize the needs and requirements of Member States through the establishment of a typical database reflecting their basic medical, social, and humanitarian needs within the fight against COVID-19,” a press release from the govt read.