`Policemen Are Kafirs, Deserve To Be Killed’
Hizbul Mujahideen commander Zakir Rashid Bhat, who took over from Burhan Wani who was killed in an encounter last July , has urged Kashmiri Muslim youths to pelt stones at security forces in the name of Islam, rubbishing Hurriyat’s claim that the militant movement was “secular“ or for “freedom“ and Kashmiri “nationalism”.
In a 12-minute video, circulated widely on social media, Zakir Rashid Bhat, alias Zakir Musa, is seen preaching violence in the name of Islam. The terror outfit also separately directed voters to boycott the upcoming bypolls for two parliamentary seats and panchayat polls in the Valley.
“When you pelt stones, don’t think you’re helping just one Musa or one mujahideen. You must do it to help and protect Is lam,“ Musa said, drawing Islamic references. “We’ll hoist Islam’s flag in our Kashmir one day,“ he proclaimed.
Nowithstanding Musa’s rebuke of the Hurriyat, the separatists Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, as well as JKLF chief Yasin Malik, described instances of rioting and stone-pelting as “intifada“ (freedom) against India and also asked Kashmiri voters to boycott the polls.Wearing an Afghan cap, a beige coat over a brown sweater, Musa appeared to be imitating Wani’s strategy of using IS-style vi deos and social media propaganda to lure youth into militancy and stone-pelting.
Thanking Kashmiri stone pelters for helping militants escape encounter sites, Musa, in Kashmiri-accented Urdu, asked the Valley’s youth to use social media and WhatsApp to mobilise help for militants in their “jihad“ against India and security forces.Calling Kashmiri informers and J&K police “kafir“ (infidel), Musa said both deserve to be killed. “Anyone who sides with the enemy (India) is a kafir, and if they don’t behave, they will face consequences,“ he warned, adding the mujahideen do not fear India or its forces.“We’re fighting for Islam and we’re not afraid of death. We want to be martyrs for our Islam.“
The pro-Pakistan Hizbul Mujahideen terror group also circulated posters in south Kashmir and Srinagar reminding people of the 2016 “bloodshed“, and described their participation in elections as a “sellout with the blood of martyrs“.
Hizbul posters, signed by Pulwama district commander, ask people to abstain from polling. Anantnag and Srinagar are going to elections for two parliamentary seats following resignations of two MPs, Mehbooba Mufti and Tariq Hameed Karra.
Polls for two seats are scheduled on April 9 and April 12.The Panchayat elections are to be held soon after the by-polls.
Courtesy: Times of India