Interrogation of arrested terrorists by the investigation agencies has disclosed that Pakistan Inter-Service Intelligence (ISI) is promoting terror activities in India by providing shelter, patronage and funding to terrorists of all hues.
A video was uploaded on September 03, 2014 containing the speech of Sheik Eyam Al-Zawahiri of Al-Qaeda, in which he announced the establishment of a new Wing of Al-Qaeda, namely “Al-Qaeda in Indian Sub-Continent (AQIS)”. It is learnt that Asim Umar and Usama Mehmood have been appointed as the ‘Amir’ and ‘Spokesperson’ respectively of AQIS.
The Government has raised the issue of Pakistan’s support to various terror outfits in many fora like Home/Interior Minister/Secretary level talks, Foreign Secretary level talks, etc. and handed over relevant material/dossiers to the Pakistan Authorities. At the same time, the Government takes all necessary measures to foil the nefarious activities of Pak-based/supported terror outfits in India.
This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs Shri Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary in a written reply to Shri T. Rathinavel in the Rajya Sabha today.