Designated global terrorist Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar who had been in the hiding amidst rumours of his death, has reportedly released a new message to his followers. As reported by news agency ANI, think tank Aurora Intel has said that in the message, Masood Azhar said that Modi government has admitted humiliation and defeat by revoking Article 370. “One chapter of Ghazwa-e-Hind and of Jihad Kashmir has been complete. Alhumdulillah the the Mujahideen of Kashmir got victory in Kashmir,” he reportedly said in a message circulated on Telegram.
While the authenticity of the message cannot be confirmed, it is shocking how Azhar’s message echoes that of Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan who had also warned of another Pulwama type attack following the abrogation of Article 370. “Incidents like Pulwama are bound to hapen again,” he had threatened. Foretelling a terror attack, Khan had said, “I can already foretell this will happen. They will attempt to pin the blame on us again. They may strike us again, and we will strike back.”
Meanwhile Azhar has said in the purported message that “And the mujahideen … with their stormy attacks … have approached near to their destination. Due to the fear, the ant grew wings and the jackal is on its way to the city. The Modi government has admitted his humiliation and defeat by revoking the special status of Kashmir .. and he has threw an ax on his foot…”
He further said that “Now the next chapter begins. .. Vast, sublime and victorious .. it just needs some air, Kashmiris need to get out [of their homes]… Then the enemy will beg for peace and negotiation. Modi, the pet bully of the rich polytheists, thinks that if the special status of Kashmir is over, Hindu capitalists like “Ambani” & “Mittal” and “Jindal” will buy whole Kashmir…and then they will earn money through tourism and forbidden acts, while Kashmiri Muslims will lose their existence….Modi !! This is a dream..that will never be fulfilled..look a little towards your West..red can be seen, the red… Allah-u-Akbar! Wasalam.. Servant .. Allah is the Messenger of Allah [Islamic Shahada]'”
Following his being declared as a global terrorist by the UN, he was being kept underground by Pakistan, whereby he was not allowed to give speeches in mosques or release audio tapes.
The report further states that the ISI is believed to have given a go-ahead to Jaish-e-Mohammad to carry out targeted attacks in India. Trained cadres has already started moving towards the LoC. Masood Azhar’s elder brother, Imran Azhar has also reportedly moved to Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir. Jaish-e-Mohammad sleeper cells are also believed to have been activated.