ANANTNAG: Street posters purportedly of militant outfit Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM) have appeared in Pulwama stating that People’s Democratic Party (PDP) youth president, Waheed-ur-Rehman Parra, was coaxing some girls to go on a tour with the army.
“We have inputs that Waheed Para, who is the creation of Indian agencies, is trying to lure some of our sisters to go on a tour with the army,” a poster that appeared at several places in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district read.
The colored, printed poster on a Hizb letter head, bearing a stamp of the outfit, was spotted in several places of Pulwama district-the hometown of Parra. The poster went viral on social media.
“This trickster, who is a shameless person himself, is on the behest of agencies trying to promote vulgarity in our society as well,” the poster read, “He does so sometimes in the name of ‘Art and Culture’ and other times in the name of sports activities,”
The outfit, in the poster, has maintained that some politicians and police officials were “on the behest of Indian agencies” using several programs to distract Kashmiri youth from the “real mission”.
“Programs like Cricket Tournaments, All India Tours, Musical Concerts and Operation Sadhbhavna area being used to distract the youth of Kashmir from the core issue of Indian occupation in Kashmir,” the poster reads.
The outfit has claimed that India wants to keep its “occupation of Kashmir” intact and spread immorality in Kashmir by such activities.
“We request our brothers and sisters to not fall prey to these schemes and sponsored programs. All parents are also requested to keep their children away from such activities and such people,” the poster reads.
The poster warns parents that “such politicians will sell your sacrifices for their hunger of power and to keep Indian agencies in good humor,”
Police, meanwhile, have acknowledged that the posters surfaced in Pulwama district and then were widely circulated over social media.
Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of police south Kashmir range, Amit Kumar, told Kashmir Reader that the matter was under investigation.
“Two boys were spotted pasting the posters in Rajpora Chowk of Pulwama late Friday evening. They managed to flee however. We are trying to spot them,” Kumar said.
He maintained nothing could be said about the veracity of the posters as of now.
Repeated attempts to reach Parra however could not materialise.