LeT, JeM get instruction from across the border: Carry out ''great actions'' in J-K
10 September 2002
The Indian Express
New Delhi: Pakistan-based Lashker-e-Toiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) have been ''instructed'' to carry out ''great actions'' rather than ''small ones'' to sabotage the ensuing Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, an American news magazine has reported. The US-based Time Magazine, in an article on poll preparations in the state, said the Army troops fear that the elections would witness a heightened violence as groups like LeT were planning a ''spectacular'' — a terrorist attack designed to sabotage the democratic exercise. The magazine published a radio conversation between an LeT unit inside Kashmir and its commanders. ''How many targets have you got for the elections,'' was a query from headquarters of LeT, based in Pakistan, which was replied by its local unit saying, ''We have got four targets and two have been identified by our comrades in the JeM.'' ''We are meeting with all our comrades to discuss our plans, which we will then carry out,'' the local unit told their headquarters across the border. ''Do a great action instead of small actions,'' instructed the headquarters to its men.