Srinagar: Fresh videos have surfaced on social media showing pro-India political workers announcing their dissociation from politics and raising anti-India and pro-Azadi slogans at gunpoint. The videos have surfaced weeks after Hizbul Mujahideen commander Zakir Musa released a video warning police informers and political workers of pro-India parties.
The two new videos that are making rounds on Facebook and Whatsapp show two pro-India political workers raising slogans in favour of Azadi and against India before some gunmen who have their guns trained at them.
The two persons have been identified as Pulwama Traders Federation President and former NC worker Bashir Ahmad Wani, and PDP worker Wali Muhammad. Besides raising anti-India slogans, they are also seen announcing their dissociation from mainstream politics and tendering an apology for such association in the past.
“We seek apology from the people for our past. From today we will not be associated with any political party. This (mainstream) is a dirt politics and nobody should join this dirt. We swear by Allah and his Prophet (SAW) that we will have no association with any political group,” the terrified pro-India political workers are seen saying in the video.
On Friday, several pro-India political activists in different villages of Pulwama reportedly announced their resignations in the mosques of their respective localities. Militants in different villages of Pulwama have been barging into the houses of political activists, beating them and ransacking their belongings.
Pulwama SSP Muhammad Rayees Bhat said that the new video was shot before the parliamentary by-poll. “We have started investigations into the matter,” he said.