Kashmir: Hizbul Mujahideen on Saturday claimed that Zahoor Ahmad Thokar of 173 Territorial Army, who was missing along with his service rifle and ammunition, has joined the militant outfit.
In an e-mailed statement, the Hizbul spokesman Saleem Hashmi said, “Zahoor Ahamd Thokar has joined militant ranks. Indian agencies and Narendra Modi led government is trying to enforce Al-Qaeda and ISIS like organizations in Kashmir through the biased media, which is aimed to defame the freedom struggle of Kashmir.”
He said that there is no such organisation in Kashmir and has no role as well. Few weeks back, Zahoor Ahmad Thakur went missing from his camp in Gantmulla area along with an AK-47 rifle.
According to the statement, a meeting of Hizbul command Council was held, which was presided by its chief Syed Salahuddin. “In the meeting, a glee was expressed over Thokar’s joining into the militant ranks,” the spokesman said.
Hizbul Mujahideen also appreciated Thokar’s decision of joining militant ranks. The spokesman said that many officials have earlier joined the militant ranks as well and have sacrificed their lives for the freedoms struggle.