TRF is a ploy by Pakistan to evade scrutiny, says J&K’s DGP

News:The Resistance Front(TRF) had claimed responsibility for the recent attack on the security forces along the Line of Control in the Kupwara sector, Kashmir.

Facts:

  • The Resistance Front (TRF) is a new terror outfit based in Jammu and Kashmir(J&K).
  • It is backed by Pakistan based Lashkar-e-Taiba(LeT) and created in 2019 following the withdrawal of Article 370.
  • Why was it created? a) To blame all the attacks on TRF in order to escape scrutiny by the Financial Action Task Force(FATF) and b) To project Kashmiri terrorism as a resistance movement by Kashmiris.

Additional Facts:

FATF:

  • It is an inter-governmental body set up in 1989 as a global money laundering and terrorist financing watchdog. 
  • Headquarters: Paris,France.
  • Members: 37 member countries and 2 regional organisations.India is also a member.
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