Hizb commander warns Hurriyat leaders for calling Kashmir struggle ‘political’

Militant outfit Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM) has threatened joint resistance leaders of ‘dire consequences’ over their recent statement that Kashmir’s struggle was a political movement.

In the video clip that was released by HM commander, Zakir Moosa, that went viral on the social networking sites as well as the Whatsapp, he said that some days back the joint resistance leaders issued a statement saying Kashmir struggle is political and it has nothing to do with religion.

“We just want to ask these political hypocrites if Kashmir is a political issue then why you are raising slogans like ‘Azadi Ka Matlab Kya. La Ilaha Illallah’, ‘Pakistan Say Rishta Kya. La Ilaha Illallah’. Why do you come and address people in mosques?”

“We warn these Hurriyat people not to interfere in our matters and continue with their dirty politics otherwise we will slit their throats and hang them in Lal Chowk,” Zaikr is heard threatening pro-freedom leaders openly.  Zakir was a close aide of former Hizb commander, Burhan Wani and after Burhan’s killing in July 2016, Hizb announced Zakir as his successor.

 “Some days back the joint resistance leaders issued a statement saying Kashmir struggle is political and it has nothing to do with religion,” Zakir continued in the video, saying “Hum kuffar ko chod kar pehley aap ko latkayain gay… Lal Chowk mein galay katain gay… (We will leave others and slit your throats first and hang them in Lal Chowk,” the Hizb commander said in his message.

Stating that he was not a scholar, Zakir however said that those who should have lead the people are scared from doing so. “I am not an ulema, but the scholars here are corrupt… fearful of tagoot that they may be imprisoned, that is why we have to come forward,” he said, while quoting a verse from the Qur’an that warns hypocrites.

About the Hurriyat leaders, Zakir said that “they are only political leaders and they can’t be our leaders.”  He said that the “Mujahideen will enforce shariah.’’ He said that the Kashmiri struggle was an Islamic struggle and had in an earlier video also warned the girl students from taking out protests.

Earlier in a statement by the top Hurriyat trio led by Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik they said “terror organisations” like Islamic State and Al Qaeda have nothing to do with the “movement” in Kashmir, and they are practically non-existent in the Valley.

The leaders said the ongoing ‘freedom struggle’ is indigenous and “terrorism” and “freedom movement” are poles apart and those fighting for the imposition of Islamic rule have nothing to do with the “freedom movement”.



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