The terror outfit, Hizbul Mujahideen had reportedly held a meeting at Lal Chowk, Srinagar, on Tuesday. They had released images of the meeting and had claimed that the meeting was conducted in the presence of their commander Abu Hanzalla.
A purported open letter had surfaced a few days back, allegedly issued by Hizbul’s Field Operational Commander Mohammad Bin Qasim. It was reportedly circulated on social media also. In the letter, the terrorist had dared the authorities and ‘challenged’ them to try and stop the meeting, which he had announced would be held on November 21.
However, soon after the terror outfit dared to mock the Indian Army, the Army has neutralised six Hizbul terrorists in Anantnag. It was reported earlier today that the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district killed six terrorists in an encounter today. The encounter was reported from Sekipora area of Bijbehara in the district.
The LeT commander Azad Ahmad Malik who has been shot down during the operation was reportedly involved in the assassination of Kashmiri Journalist Syed Shujaat Bukhari in Srinagar.
Hizbul had claimed in a letter that the meeting, which allegedly lasted for 47 hours, was attended by few most wanted terrorists from Hizbul Mujahideen, Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terror groups.
A photograph of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Umer Majid alias Hanzalla posing in front of Ghanta Ghar at Lal Chowk in Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar surfaced on Thursday, with reports suggesting that the picture was taken on Tuesday.
“As you all know we had planned a meeting in Srinagar. By the grace of God mission was accomplished and now our next meeting will be in Delhi. Insha Allah we can conduct such meeting in any city of choice in India in future,” Hizbul chief Riyaz Naikoo reportedly said.
However, DNA reported that the veracity of the image and the quote going viral, could not be verified.
In the meeting, which was headed by Hizbul’s Valley operational commander, Riyaz Naikoo (Mohammad Bin Qasim) and deputy chief Saifullah (Musaib Ul Islam), the terror outfits allegedly discussed how to recruit new people including girls and their strategies to fight the security forces.
The terrorists had reportedly also released a poster threatening Kashmiri girls to shoot them in their legs if they upload their videos of dancing on social media.
Notably, last year, the Jammu and Kashmir Police had announced a bounty of Rs 10 lakh for information on Umar, also known as Umer Majid, who has been accused of killing seven people including five policemen at Kulgam in May 2017.