Hizb Kashmir chief terms nationalism ‘un-Islamic’; asks militants, stone pelters to fight for Islam

In the 6 minute 14 seconds video, Zakir said nationalism and democracy are un-Islamic.

Published: 15th March 2017 05:39 PM  |   Last Updated: 15th March 2017 05:59 PM   |  A+A-

Express News Service

SRINAGAR: The militant outfit Hizbul Mujahideen’s Kashmir chief, Zakir Rashid alias Moosa, has released a new video in which he terms nationalism and democracy as “un-Islamic” and asks militants and stone pelters to fight for supremacy of Islam.

He also warned policemen and informers and asked them to repent.

In the 6 minute 14 seconds video, Zakir said nationalism and democracy are un-Islamic

He asked the stone pelters to introspect. “They (stone pelters) should introspect why they are pelting stones at Indian force personnel.”

“I see many people in Kashmir are engaged in war of nationalism, which is totally forbidden in Islam,” he said, adding “Nationalism and democracy are un-Islamic”.

Zakir, who took over as Hizb chief after killing of his predecessor and Kashmir militancy’s poster boy 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 Sharia here,” he said.

It is for the first time that any Hizbul Mujahideen commander has talked beyond Kashmir.

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”.

The Hizb chief also warned police informers.

“They are living in total fear. They know they will be targetted if militants known about them,” he said and asked policemen and informers to repent.

In the video released on December 1, 2016, Zakir had warned policemen not to harass the families of the militants otherwise they would have to face severe consequences.

Zakir was an engineering student before joining Hizb four years back.


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