13 Sep 2017/wednesday
Valley’s dreaded terrorist group Hizb ul Mujahideen has released a video revealing Zakir Musa’s role behind recent success of the Government Forces in eliminating top leaders and cadres of HM and LeT. The video says that Zakir has vowed to make Kashmir an ISIS Caliphate and threatened to eliminate any one coming in way of his dream. Therefore he has provided intelligence to the security agencies about the movements of fellow Mujahideens.
The rift between terrorist groups in the Valley first surfaced in Jun 2017, when Ansar Ghazwat ul Hind supremo Zakir Musa, claimed that he provided specific information to security forces about half a dozen jihadis who were later killed in the encounters in Kakpora and Arwani areas. Musa in his video message had threatened:
‘This is a message from ‘Sher-e-Kashmir’ Musa Bhai. We want to make it clear that whosoever comes between us and Shariah (Islamic laws), we would ensure his head is chopped off. ‘You people didn’t listen to us and we had to take action,’ two purported terrorists of the Ghazwa e Hind group said in the clip.
Earlier Zakir Musa had threatened Hurriyat leaders with dire consequences, if they followed political agenda for freedom of Kashmir. However, he did not carry out his threat due to popular backlash and Hurriyat leaders continued to pursue their political agenda with impunity. This shows the duplicity on part of Musa. He has different rules for different peoples. Having failed to tame the Hurriyat leaders he has now trained his guns on fellow Mujahideens.
On the issue of tip-offs being given by the Musa group to government forces, sources said this may be true as the inputs received by the security agencies also suggest the role of an insider in providing pinpoint information about the location of terrorists. The recent success of Government Forces indicate that Mujahideens in Kashmir are at war with each other and in the bargain provide lot of actionable intelligence about each other.