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ISI Training Sikh Militants: Home Ministry

Pakistan’s ISI is making attempts to revive militancy in Punjab in a big way and camps had been established to train Sikh youths in places including Muscat and Iran, according to the Union Home Ministry. The annual report of the ministry for the year 2002 and 2003 said that recent inputs suggest ISI has established training centres for Sikh youths in Muscat, Dubai, Thailand and Iran with the aim of reviving militancy in Punjab. The report said there were approximately 50 splinter groups of Punjab militants still active in the state. The most active among them were Babbar Khalsa International, Khalistan Zindabad Force, its splinter group headed by Ranjit Singh Neeta and International Sikh Youth Federation (Rode) faction. The report said there were inputs suggesting plans by terrorists based in foreign countries to revive terrorism in the state. Full Story

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