No militant threat to Amarnath pilgrims: Hizb Commander

No militant threat to Amarnath pilgrims: Hizb Commander
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Invites KPs to return, offers personal land to one family

Srinagar: Hizbul-ul-Mujahideen on Tuesday rejected as baseless the claims by police of militant threats to Amarnath pilgrims.
Rather, the Hizb-ul-Mujahideen commander Riyaz Naikoo, invited the Hindu pilgrims to the annual pilgrimage without even security, a local news agency GNS reported.
In a new audio clip appearing on social media, Naikoo has also invited Kashmiri Pandits to return to their homes and offered to give one kanal land to one of the families but asserted that separate colonies were unacceptable.
“DGP SP Vaid recently said that government has heightened security because (militants) plan to attack Yatra which is absolutely wrong and baseless. We have no plan to attack Amarnath Yatra and we will never ever attack Amarnath Yatris as they come to realize their religious rites,” Naikoo said.
“We have nothing to do with it. We have never attacked them in past and neither we have any enmity with them. Our fight is with those who commit cruelty against our people and those who have forced us to pick up the gun. We fight for freedom of our nation and only ask India to leave our territory. We have no enmity with people of India.”
He said New Delhi wants to tell world especially her people that there was terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir as such issue statements through media that militants are planning to attack Amaranth Yatra.
“In Kashmir, you will see Bihari people everywhere. They can be seen in every nook and corner of the Valley. If the situation in Kashmir is unfavorable, how lakhs of Biharis and others earn their bread and butter here. If people of Kashmir are terrorists, how these people return home unharmed?”
He said students of Jammu and Kashmir are harassed and beaten up everywhere in Indian states “but have any outsider student ever complained of ill-treatment meted out to them anywhere in Kashmir?”
Naikoo, who replaced Sabzar Bhat as the commander of the largest militant outfit in Kashmir last year said that thousands of young Indian women beg on streets of Valley or work here but none of them have ever complained of harassment.
“This is despite the fact that every Indian hates Kashmiri and every Kashmiris heart is hurt by them,” he said, adding, “Alhamdulillah (all praise is due to Allah alone) we are all Muslims and Muslims never ever subject to cruelty any children, elders, women and weak. Our homes are ransacked, our generations are destroyed. Our orchards are chopped down. We are keeping patience and Allah will reward us.”
Naikoo further said: “We want to tell AmarnathYatris that you have no threat from us. You come without security. You are our guests but do not try to interfere in Kashmir issue.”
He said Kashmiri Pandits are welcome to return home.
“If they demand and settle in separate colonies, we will never ever allow that to happen. Like Sikhs and KPs who are living here, you can come back and live with us. We are not your enemies and if Kashmiri Pandits want to come and live here, I can give one kanal of land to one family to live in here but we will never allow separate colonies.”
He said those who want KPs to settle in separate colonies, “none of them will be spared by us.

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