A Hawala racket to the tune of Rs 100 crores has been running for last several years. And, these Hawala Operators are responsible for funding terrorism. National Investigation Agency (NIA) has laid bare a large funding operation which allowed money from Pakistani terror groups to flow into India and be given to various groups here. Delhi is the hub of all this activity!
Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) are behind the funding and money goes to fund terror and to compensate the terrorists’ families. HM is getting money from Pakistan based Hizb-e-Islami led by Masood Sarfaraz. LeT is getting money from Pakistan as well as that originating from Gulf. The constant supply of money is the basis for maintaining and sustaining terror in India.
According to sources in the NIA, a part of the money received by HM operatives goes to certain separatist leaders in Kashmir and another chunk is devoted to fuel militancy.
The front organization for receiving funds in J&K, India is Jammu & Kashmir Affectees Relief Trust (JKART). JKART’s Head Quarters are in Rawalpindi, while its branch offices are in Islamabad and Muzzafarabad, POK.
One wonders why can’t the Indian authorities stop the Hawala operations in India completely? Is it because this same channel also acts as the money conduit for Indian politicians for sending money abroad?