Policemen and army jawans are ‘Kafirs’: HM Commander Moosafter the killing of young militant commander Burhan Wani, the poster boy of pro-Pakistan militant outfit Hizbul Mujahideen, video of his successor Zakir Rashid alias Moosa has hit the social media networks here in restive Kashmir.
Senior police officers in Kashmir claimed militant commanders often resort to such tactics to spread terror and motivate vulnerable youth.
In the 12 minute long video Moosa is also seen motivating militants and stone pelters to fight for supremacy of Islam in the Kashmir valley.
Donning an Afghani cap, Moosa has recorded the video in chaste Urdu with AK rifle seen by his side,at an unidentified location.
“When ever we are fighting with gun or throwing stones, this should not be for nationalism but for Islam”, he says repeatedly.
In the same vein he went on to warn the local policemen and informers from working against ‘Jihad’.
“Do not treat these men in uniform as your own brothers. They are all ‘kafirs’ and working against Islam”.
Sounding alarm bells Moosa said the time for war has come and such ‘kafirs’ still have time to repent, adding that they have the names of all the informers.
Last month Army Chief Bipin Rawat had warned that the civilian protestors obstructing encounters, would be treated as ‘over ground workers of militants’ and would be dealt with ‘harshly’ and the army could go ‘helter-skelter.
According to police spokesman,”in 2016 alone 25 counter militancy operations were affected as terrorists managed to flee taking advantage of the chaos and confusion prevailing at the encounter site”.
Zakir, who took over as Hizb chief after killing of his predecessor Burhan Wani in an encounter with security forces on July 8 last year, said stone pelters and militants should fight for supremacy of Islam.
“Our intent should not be that we are fighting for Kashmir’s freedom. Instead, it should be that we are fighting for supremacy of Islam. We want to introduce Shariat here,” he said.
The Hizb chief said this message should have been given by ulemas of Kashmir. “However, they are silent because they fear they would be arrested if they talk about it.”
On “killing of militants in encounters with security forces,” Zakir said, “They think by killing militants, they are defeating us. We get martyred and infact it is a victory for us”.
“We are victorious alive and even after death,” he said adding, “There is no question of defeat because we are fighting for supremacy of Islam”.
He warned policemen saying, “India is using policemen as a shield in Kashmir to fight militants. They should understand it”.
Burhan Wani too had used similar tactics to spread terror and earned notoriety.
Senior police officers in Kashmir claimed militant commanders often resort to such tactics to spread terror and motivate vulnerable youth. According to them, these militant commanders are always on the run and try and use such propaganda machinery to coerce disgruntled youth for joining the ranks of militant outfits.