In a very interesting development, a Hizbul Mujahideen leader has called the separatist Hurriyat Conference leaders “hypocrites”, “infidels”, “followers of evil” and threatened to chop off their heads “if they create hurdles in the path of making Kashmir an Islamic state”.
The Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist further declared that the chopped off heads of the separatist leaders would be hanged in Srinagar’s Lal Chowk, the nerve centre of anti-India protests in Kashmir.
The fallout between the separatist leadership and the Kashmiri terrorists, the first of its kinds, came days after Huriyat leaders Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik told in a joint statement that “terrorism and freedom struggle are poles apart” and “freedom struggle” in Kashmir has nothing to do with the global terrorist groups like ISIS or Al Qaeda and there is no role for these groups in “Kashmir’s political struggle”.
It is understood that Hizbul Mujahideen is miffed at the separatists for calling Kashmir a “political struggle” instead of a “religious war for the creation of Islamic state”.
The threat message by Hizbul Mujahideen was delivered through a video clip containing a montage of slides on radical Islam and Sharia. Though the person in the video clip did not identify himself, reports state that he is believed to be Hizbul Mujahideen commander Zakir Musa, who succeeded Burhan Wahi. The report, quoting police sources, says that the voice matched Musa’s earlier video and audio clips:
The video clip, which has gone viral on social media, starts with the quote of slain terrorist Anwar Al Awlaki, an American-born Islamis who had worked as the senior spokesperson for Al Qaeda.
“We just want to ask these hypocrites if Kashmir is a political issue (then) why are you raising slogans like ‘Azadi ka matlab kya, La Illaha Ilallah’ (What is the meaning of freedom? It means Allah is one), ‘Pakistan say rishta kya, La Illaha Ilallah’ (With is the relation with Pakistan? It is Allah is one), “Hizbul commander Zakir Musa said.
“Hurriyat shouldn’t create hurdles in our way. Otherwise we will chop off their heads and hang at Lal Chowk. Our war on Kashmir, particularly of the Mujahideen, is only to enforce Shariah. It is an Islamic struggle. These people need not be confused,” Musa said in the video message.
“It is my request to people that they should unite on the principles that Allah is supreme. We don’t have to unite with the hypocrites,” the Hizbul Mujahideen commander said.
“If Kashmir is a political struggle then why have they been using the pulpits of the mosques for politics? If this a political struggle then why are they coming to the funeral of the Mujahids? Instead, they should hold protests on the roads if this is a political struggle,” he said.
Earlier Musa had asked Muslim women in the valley not to pelt stones without wearing burqa.
Separatist Hurriyat, who wants to disintegrate Kashmir from the rest of India, claims to represent the “political views” on Kashmir. On the other hand, the terrorists operating on Kashmir have openly declared to bleed India through thousand cuts. However, the nexus between the terrorists and the separatists is an open secret. And it is none other than Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) works as a facilitator for the purpose.
The latest fallout between the separatists and the terrorists on Kashmir could well be a deliberate attempt to show that Kashmir problem, which is entirely about radical Islam now, has also a “political” angle.