Hizbul Mujahideen asks Kashmiri Pandits to return to valley, assures safety
The parent outfit of slain militant commander Burhan Wani, Hizbul Mujahideen, asked the migrant kashmiri Pandits who were forced to leave valley after militancy erupted in the state in 1989 to return to valley. A new video message from the Kashmiri Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Zakir Rashid Bhat, an aide of slain Burhan Wani, which he had posted on social networking site has asked the pandits to return to valley and they should take the responsibility of their safety also.
“Our Kashmiri Pandit brothers should return to their homes. We take responsibility of their safety. They should look at those Pandits who never left Kashmir and have not faced any problems here at all,” said Bhat in his message. He added “They should look at those Pandits who never left Kashmir. Who has harassed or killed them?”
Bhat claimed that the government was planning to take an operation similar to ‘Operation Blue Star’ in Amritsar, Punjab and he also mentioned that his outfit is going to form an exclusive group of Sikh militants. “We have received many requests from our oppressed Sikh brothers to let them join us. We are with them on every front. God willing, we will try and make an exclusive group for Sikhs,” adds Zakir.
Bhat who appeared in the 1.38 minute video with military camouflage and fiddling with a grenade, is a dropped out of engineering course and joined in Hizbul Mujahideen some years back. The successor of Burhan Wani asked the youngsters to snatch the rifles from security forces through his video message.
South Kashmir is still witnessing the spurt in weapon snatching incidents from the past three months.