Zakir Musa led group releases ‘last will’ of Afzal Guru 

Srinagar: On the fifth death anniversary of parliament attack convict, Afzal Guru, Ansar Gazwat ul Hind led by Zakir Musa has released a 10-minute video titled the ‘last will of Shaheed Afzal Guru’.

The video which claims to be the last will of Afzal Guru urges the youth of Kashmir to shun worldly pleasures and join the ‘Jihad’ to liberate Kashmir from the ‘occupational forces’.

The video which was released by the Al-Hurr media ahead of the Afzal Guru 5th anniversary rakes up the issue of Shopian rape case, Amarnath row and the Public Safety Act.

The narrator in the video accuses India of entering in Kashmir using ‘deceitful tactics’ and forcefully occupying the valley.

“Kashmir is the most militarized part in the world where for every 7-9 civilians, an army man is present,” the message says.

“Our life, property, faith and most importantly the dignity of our women are in danger. If we don’t stand on our own now, it is likely to be tarnished by the occupational forces,” the narrator claims.

The video claims that there is a difference between two phases of militancy—one in the nineties and the current phase.

“The lack of many things in the earlier movement (militancy in the nineties) will not be present in the current movement. Jihad in Kashmir is slowly becoming pure,” it says.

The narrator advises that Jihad in Kashmir should free itself from the Pakistani government and Pakistan’s intelligence agency ISI as they have become the ‘slaves of America’.

“To believe in them is an insult to Jihad,” says the narrator.

Pertinently, a fortnight after Guru was hanged in Tihar jail in 2013, a letter written by him was published by a local Urdu news magazine in which he tells Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin not to be “ashamed of December 13”.

“If December 13 is a wound on the heart of India, who will account for the wounds and injuries that the Indian forces have given to the people of Kashmir? It is cowardice and treason to forget the humiliation faced by our elders, sisters and daughters,” he wrote.

Three days after he was hanged, his family received a letter from Guru in which he says that he has urged his family not to grieve over his death.

“They (family) should respect the stature I have achieved,” he wrote.

However, ‘Kashmir Vision’ could not independently verify or authenticate the above will as to be of Afzal Guru, as claimed by the ‘Al-Hurr’.

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