NEW DELHI: An intelligence input from the RAW has warned that Pakistan-based terror outfits are likely to use front organisations to raise funds by collecting and selling the animal hides that people donate for charity after the ritual sacrifice during the Eid-ul-Adha festival.
The intelligence input, which came ahead of the upcoming festival, cited a Pakistani estimate saying that around 10 million animals were sacrificed during the festival in 2014 and that the proceeds from the cattle hide sale amounted to 35,000 million Pakistani rupees. Rs 1 is equal to 1.56 Pakistani rupee.
The input said the Lashkar-e-Taiba would use a Jamaat-Ud-Dawah proxy known as the Falah-e-Insaniyat Foundation to collect the funds while the Jaish-e-Mohammad, responsible for the 2001 attack on Parliament, would use the Al Rehmat Trust for the purpose. The Al Rehmat Trust has been raising funds for Jaish, including for terrorist training, and is known to have provided financial support and other help to the Taliban and Afghanistan militants.
Although the US had designated the Al Rehmat Trust as a terror outfit, it continues to operate in Pakistan. And the Hizb-Ul-Mujahideen would use the Al Hilal Trust as a front to generate funds to continue terror activities in Kashmir.