Srinagar: Hizbul Mujahideen commander Zakir Musa on Saturday urged female student protesters to abandon stone pelting saying “your brothers are alive yet”.
“I want to tell the sisters that whatever you are doing is against Sharia (Islamic ruling) as throwing stones without veil is un-Islamic. In Islam, there are no such protests and that is why Allah is punishing us in the form of occupation,” said Zakir in an unverified audio message.
After student protests erupted in the Valley against the government forces assault on students in Pulwama on April 15, both boys and girls clashed with the forces across Kashmir. Photos of girl students throwing stones on forces went viral on social media and became defining images of the students protests. Several girls have got injured in the clashes.
The former engineering student considered as Burhan Wani’s successor also apologised on behalf of his one of the associates for praising Organisation of Islamic Countries and former Pakistan army chief General Raheel Shareef. “Some days ago, a video of our associate surfaced in which he had called General Raheel as our commander-in-chief. I regret this. He had said this by mistake and he too has apologized for this,” reported GNS.
He said they consider their “commanders as ancestors like Khalid Bin Waleed, Salahaddin Ayubi and Sahaba (companions of Prophet Muhammad (SAW).”