New Delhi: The separatists are all set to initiate violence in the Kashmir Valley.  The latest round of unrest follows the recent assassination of Jamiat-e-Ahli-Hadees' Maulana Showkat Shah, a moderate cleric.

Jamat-Ut-Dawa chief Hafiz Saed Ahmad while addressing his supporters in Islamabad on Monday said, “Be ready in large numbers to help the Kashmiris.”

According to sources, the ongoing preparations this year are at a much stronger level in comparison to the previous year.  Pak trained militants are likely to infiltrate into the Valley to launch the fresh round of violence.

There are plans that around 250 militants will infiltrate into Jammu and Kashmir to start stone-pelting and bloodshed in the Valley with the help of locals.

According to Central intelligence agencies, the separatists consider stone-pelting as one of the most successful way to generate violence.

The slain hardliner’s bosses in Pakistan have given clear signal that the murder of the cleric has given them a reason to start the bloodshed in the Valley again.

Hafiz Saed Ahmad said, “Struggle in Kashmir will increase and this time more youths will be involved too.”

The moderate leader had openly condemned the stone-pelting incidents in the Valley and called such activities un-Islamic. His comments earned him the ire of hardliners and militants. The militants cleared their intentions by assassinating him.  Pak trained militants are likely to infiltrate into the Valley to execute their plans of stone-pelting.

According to a senior official of Home Ministry, last year more than 100 people were killed in the stone-pelting incidents.

JPN/Bureau