An already volatile Kashmir valley, which has been battered and brushed by the connivance of separatists, home grown militants, terrorists from across the boarder and Pakistani ISI is staring at a new challenge – Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
According to an India Today TV report, ISIS is pursuing a nefarious game-plan to turn Kashmir valley into a caliphate based on eighth-century Islam and Sharia law. A blueprint has already been prepared by the dreaded terror outfit to this effect. The blueprint has been documented in an Islamic State publication.
In a spiteful article published in the ISIS publication, the terror outfit calls for carnage in the Himalayan region.
“Infidels have captured Kashmir for a long time, but Kashmiris have never been silent against infidels. They have always sought freedom. But unfortunately, they were not initiated in the right direction. Political parties and organisations took advantage of their sacrifices,” the eight-page article reads.
The ISIS article orders its terrorists to fight against Indian Army and instigates a dangerous guerrilla warfare against the Army in bid to create Kashmir “caliphate”. In this article, ISIS also asked its terrorists to kill the idol worshippers.
The ISIS article called upon potential terrorists to mount terror attacks. “The heads of these snakes must be crushed. Sharia must be dominant. Allah will help those who follow him. We pray to Allah to show Kashmiris the right direction. Islam must reside in their hearts. We pray to Allah to dispel their obstacles. That is how the path for a caliphate will be made,” the article said.
The article has revealed that the dreaded terror outfit also plans to “eliminate” the traces of liberal Islam, moderate Sufi roots from the Valley. “Kill bad clerics who are only rumour mongers. Commit yourself into massacring them,” the article said.
The write-up glorified Islamic State and called it as the only representative of true Islam. “The Islamic caliphate witnessed a renaissance, which diminished the influence of political parties and organisations. The Islamic caliphate provided the right direction and led Muslims to true faith. Just like the rest of the world, the people of Kashmir will witness the rise of the Islamic caliphate,” the venomous article reads.
It could be recalled that much before the ISIS was born, Kashmir had its own version of ISIS. In the year 1989, when militancy raised its head in Kashmir, the Valley witnessed number of gruesome killings of innocent Kashmiris by the Islamic terrorists. Those killings have a striking resemblance with the killings being done by ISIS.
Decades before the ISIS beheaded Western journalists, Hizbul Mujahideen had assassinated Lassi Koul, the then station director of public broadcaster Doordarshan in Kashmir. Mohammed Shaban Vakil, Editor of the Urdu daily Al-Safa, was also brutally lynched for his fearless writings against terrorists. Sarla Ganju, a lady teacher, was brutally raped and cut into two in a saw mill. Many Hindu temples in Kashmir were desecrated. Kashmiri Pandits were forced out of the Valley.