India bringing Hindutva to Valley: Hizbul commander

Hizbul chief asked non-Muslims in Kashmir to live without fear the way they have been living for centuries. “I appeal to my people that they should not let their non-Muslims neighbours feel that their love and amity for them has lessened.”

Written by Bashaarat Masood | Srinagar | Published:August 4, 2017 3:31 am
hindutva, kashmir, hizbul mujahideen, hizbul chief on hindutva, new hizbul chief, Mehmood Ghaznavi, new Hizbul commander, indian express news Mehmood Ghaznavi took over as Hizbul chief in Kashmir after Burhan Wani’s killing, which led to widespread unrest in Kashmir in July last year. (Source: Express Photo/Shuaib Masoodi)

India is bringing Hindutva to Kashmir, Hizbul Mujahideen’s top commander in the Valley has said in a video message. “Our enemy is trying to force Hindutva in Kashmir through educational institutions, media houses and cultural institutions,” said Mehmood Ghaznavi, who took over as Hizbul chief in Kashmir after Burhan Wani’s killing. He accused some “NGOs and pro-India political parties’’ of being a part of “this devastating RSS mission’’. He claimed that some bureaucrats and journalists have been given the responsibility to complete the mission.

He asked non-Muslims in Kashmir to live without fear the way they have been living for centuries. “I appeal to my people that they should not let their non-Muslims neighbours feel that their love and amity for them has lessened.” Ghaznavi accused secret agencies and Jammu and Kashmir Police of running a cyber cell to create confusion among the Kashmiri youths. “Through negative propaganda against the militant and political leadership, they are trying to create a wedge.’’ He said that “some defeatists elements and stupid friends’’ have become part of “the conspiracy” intentionally or unintentionally. “We warn them to retreat.’’

He said that policemen, who are not part of anti-insurgency operations will not be harmed. Ghaznavi accused the Army of using white phosphorus during anti-militancy operations. “Other than helicopters and drones, they are now using white phosphorus and other poisonous gases which are banned under international convention.’’

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    jack
    Aug 14, 2017 at 4:40 pm
    So now he complains about how we are killing them, using white phosphorus, and gas. Maybe we should send him Garlands and reward them like Mufti is doing. Hizbul or any terrorist will be dealt with accordingly, f.u.k.c.o.f.f back to where you came from or die hear. Kashmir belongs to India ..... show your self we are waiting for you ..Jai Hind
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    Raghavendra
    Aug 12, 2017 at 4:47 pm
    Before before rulers coming to Kashmir from Afghanistan, Arab country etc., it was Hindu dominated area. Why it question of changing demography now?
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    HANGARACUTTA RAO
    Aug 4, 2017 at 9:16 am
    Mr Ghaznavi, your assessment and baseless comments will not change any equations in Kashmir. Kashmir was, is and will be an integral part of India and the submissive activities of the terrorists will be defeated as also the neighbouring Country's nefarious designs. An all round comprehensive development will be brought about in Kashmir.
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