To step up psychological warfare in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) and Punjab, Pakistan has increased the frequency of its FM station to incite people of J&K against the Indian Army.
Though the Union Government is taking many precautionary measures to improve the situation in J&K after the abrogation of Article 370, Pakistan is trying to the provoke people of its own country as well as residents of J&K against the Centre’s move.
The frequency of FM104, a radio station being broadcast from Pakistan, is available in most parts of the Jammu region. This station is not only provoking people against the Indian Army but also spreading a campaign on social media platform Twitter called #AllahHelpKashmir.
The radio plays Bollywood songs of India, but when the radio jockey starts talking about any issue, she ends the conversation by saying that the “Indian Army is committing atrocities against Kashmiris” and appeals to its audience to comment and join the chain on Twitter with #AllahHelpKashmir.
This FM has strong and clear presence on the Jammu-Pathankot highway which is near to the International Border.
According to sources, some underground and pro-militant radio stations are also operating on the other side of the border with their strong reception in Poonch, Rajouri, Nowshera, R.S Pura and Jammu city, besides border areas of Amritsar, Tarn Taran, Ferozepur and Fazilka of Punjab.
The Union Home Ministry had directed Ministry of Information and Broadcasting in the month of May this year to take effective steps as to counter Pakistan’s psychological war through FM stations.
In a letter written to Secretary, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, on May 17, 2019, the Department of Jammu and Kashmir Affairs in the Union Ministry of Home Affairs had directed to set up FM radio broadcasting across the border to counter Pakistan’s vicious propaganda.