Jammu: Terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) has released video issuing threats against mainstream politicians and Kashmiri “informers” working for the security forces in the valley. This came even as separatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani praised Pakistan for extending support to the ongoing violent “movement” in the valley.
In a seven-minute video, a masked man, standing against a wall banner inscribed with Quranic verses in Arabic and an AK-47 hanging by his side, described Hizbul commander Burhan Wani – whose killing by the security forces two months ago triggered massive violence in the valley – as ‘shaheed-e-millat’ (martyr of the community).
The masked man threatened that the militants would take the violent “movement” to its logical conclusion. “This is the last warning for pro-India politicians and youth who work for the police and Army. Don’t think we don’t know your names. We have your addresses as well,” the militant threatened while reading out the names and addresses of the targeted people. He asked the identified people to seek forgiveness from Allah and join the militants’ cause.
SSP Baramulla Imtiyaz Hussain Mir said the video was uploaded on a Facebook page and eventually shared through WhatsApp groups. He said the J&K police had specific intelligence about the presence of Pakistani terrorists, including the one who had issued threats in the video. Mir identified the masked man as a Pakistani JeM terrorist.
Maulana Masood Azhar-led JeM is a banned terror group, responsible for the 2001 Parliament attack, and known for introducing suicide attacks in Kashmir. Recently, Lashkar-e-Taiba also sought permission from separatists to kill local Kashmiris working as “informers and Indian agents”.
In line with the Jaish and Lashkar threats, Hurriyat’s Geelani also warned the mainstream politicians and Indian media on Friday. Geelani praised Pakistan for extending support to the ongoing violent “movement” in J&K. He said Pakistan proved that “they are our friends and well-wishers”.