Since the late 1980s Pakistan's military establishment has used youth from Jammu and Kashmir to join its various terrorist proxies like Hizbul Mujahideen, Lashkar-e-Taibah and Jaish-e-Mohammed, said the director of Amsterdam based think-tank, the European Foundation for South Asian Studies, Junaid Qureshi. Junaid told the UN that rejection of India was the slogan dictated to the youth of Kashmir as Islamabad's aim was Islamic Caliphate and merger of Jammu and Kashmir with Pakistan. He added, "Today, led by its Foreign Minister, Pakistan is demanding a return of the autonomy that Jammu and Kashmir had earlier enjoyed under the Indian Constitution. The same Constitution against which, it started this proxy war in which Kashmiris were massacred".
Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) held press conference on Oct 29. MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said, "The whole world knows the truth about Pakistan and its role in supporting terrorism. No amount of denial can hide this truth. The country which provides shelter to the maximum number of UN proscribed terrorists should not even attempt to play victim." On being asked about Pakistan's reaction on changed land laws in Jammu and Kashmir, MEA spokesperson said, "No country has locus standi to comment on the internal affairs of India." He further said, "The decision to reopen the Kartarpur Corridor will be in line with COVID-19 protocol. We are in touch with all the concerned authorities."
Three Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers were killed in J-K's Kulgam on October 29 after terrorists opened fire at them. DGP of J-K, Dilbag Singh said, "Terrorists involved in the killing of three BJP workers in Kulgam on Oct 29 have been identified, further investigation is underway."
Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his address in Gujarat's Kevadia said nation is establishing new dimensions of unity. "Today, Kashmir has moved on a new path of development...Whether it is restoration of peace in the Northeast, or the steps being taken for development there, today the country is establishing new dimensions of unity," said PM in Gujarat on birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.