A cyclist from Kota, Rajasthan has reportedly received death threats over a Whatsapp call from Pakistan. According to a Times Now News report, Nikhil Pal Singh, a cyclist, who is planning a group cycle tour from Kanyakumari to Kashmir has been threatened not to go to Kashmir. He had made a written complaint to Jawahar Nagar police in Kota that the caller threatened him of dire consequences if he ventured into Kashmir.
“Kashmir cycle chalane ke liye nahi hai. Agar aap Kashmir mein gaye toh aap udda diye jaoge (Kashmir is not for cycling. If you go to Kashmir, you will be killed),” the caller told the cyclist on WhatsApp.
While speaking to Times Now News, Nikhil said that he had first received a WhatsApp call on September 25, which he ignored. Today again he received a call from the same number which asked him to call off the group cycle tour which he intended to organise from Kanyakumari to Kashmir. The person threatened him by saying that if he dared to go to Kashmir, he will be eliminated.
Irked by the threat, Nikhil said that he retaliated by saying, “Kashmir tere baap ki nahi hain”, (Kashmir is not your personal property). However, he was unsure whether he should now continue or call off the road trip, he said.
The identity of the caller remains to be established and it is unclear as of now whether the cyclist will embark on the journey after receiving the threats.
The Kota Police has, however, said that the complaint has been registered and the police will be investigating the phone number to reach a conclusion about the credentials of the WhatsApp caller or the number.
Pakistan, which has been rattled ever-since India has gone ahead to repeal Article 370 giving special status to Jammu and Kashmir has been trying every possible way to create unrest in the Valley. Be it from spreading fake and malicious news through fake social media accounts or by pushing terrorism into the valley to by attempting to internationalise the issue, Pakistan has tried every trick up its sleeves to pressurise India but unfortunately has succeeded in none.
Meanwhile, the government has assured that Jammu and Kashmir are returning to normalcy after restrictions were gradually lifted in several parts of the state. The government had taken preventive measures to avoid any kind of violence after the former read down parts of Section 370 of the Constitution which granted special status to the state.