Hizbul Mujahideen asks Kashmiri Pandits to return to Valley

Thousands of Kashmiri Pandits were forced to flee the Valley after they were targeted by militant groups during the outbreak of militancy and have been living in Jammu and other parts of the country.

By: PTI | Updated: October 19, 2016 7:12 pm
Kashmiri pandits, Kashmiri pandit, Hizbul Mujahideen, J&K Kashmiri pandits, Hizbul Kashmiri pandits Ganderbal : A group of Kashmiri Pandits performs prayers at the mountainous North East Harmukh Range, 14500 ft above sea level at the conclusion of Annual Harmukh Ganga (Gangbal) Yatra 2016 organised by Harmukh Ganga Gangbal Trust along with All Parties Migrants Coordination Committee (APMCC) in Ganderbal district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday. PTI Photo

Militant outfit Hizbul Mujahideen has asked migrant Kashmiri Pandits, who were forced to flee the Valley in early 1990 after the eruption of militancy, to return to their homes, assuring protection to them, and also said it was planning to raise a group of Sikh youths. “We request Kashmiri Pandits to return to their homes. We take responsibility of their safety,” Zakir Rashid Bhat alias ‘Musa’, the self-styled commander of the militant outfit, said in a brief video message released yesterday.

Thousands of Kashmiri Pandits were forced to flee the Valley after they were targeted by militant groups during the outbreak of militancy and have been living in Jammu and other parts of the country. “They should look at those Pandits who never left Kashmir. Who has harassed or killed them?” asked slain militant Burhan Wani’s ‘successor’.

Dressed in military camouflage and fiddling with a grenade in the video, Bhat, who dropped out of engineering course from a Punjab college and joined Hizbul Mujahideen some years back, also gave a bizzare argument that Pandits were forced out of the Valley under a planned strategy to target Muslims.

He claimed that the government was planning to take action in the Valley in an operation similar to ‘Operation Blue Star’ in Punjab. Bhat revealed in the 1.38 minute video that the militant was planning to raise an exclusive group of Sikh youths in the outfit. “Our Sikh brothers are requesting us to join Hizbul Mujahideen…We are with them on every front and God willing, we will try and make an exclusive group for Sikhs in the outfit,” he said.

About the latest trend of weapon snatching in the Valley, especially in south Kashmir districts, he said, “Many youths have taken to Jihad, snatched the weapons and joined our ranks.” Two green banners with religious slogans and as many weapons on both sides behind him could also been seen in the video which was shot at an unknown location.

South Kashmir witnessed a spurt in weapon snatching incidents over the past three months of unrest which was triggered by the killing of Wani in an encounter with security forces on July 8. The unrest has so far claimed 84 lives and injured thousands of others.

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First Published on: October 19, 2016 7:10 pm
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    Romik
    Oct 19, 2016 at 11:59 pm
    Zakir ki supari nikalo. Need an encounter.
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      Elangovan
      Oct 20, 2016 at 9:17 am
      Such morons really exist?!!
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        monu
        Oct 19, 2016 at 4:43 pm
        it seems he is inspired by bjp. Guess why? He is also double talking about kashmiri pandits as bjp leaders talk about muslims. Say another thing do another thing, The modi way
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          Dhayalan
          Oct 20, 2016 at 11:53 am
          Let all kashmir muslim settle in other parts of india and let leave only pandits alone in kashmir.we will give kashmir muslims a better living place
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            avi
            Oct 19, 2016 at 9:12 pm
            This w thing smells of hidden messages. They want Kashmiri Pandits to return ? Who knows they will use them, later on, as human shields ? As regards raising a Sikh protection unit for could mean they want them to join in them in their Jihad and train them to create trouble in Indian Punjab in due course ? Jihadi agendas are long term plans.lt;br/gt;The message has to be read between the lines !
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              abd
              Oct 19, 2016 at 7:31 pm
              You know Pok is more peaceful than rest of Pak.why?who sent Kalbhoshan and macred 150 innocent children in Aps Peshawar. India.Now india has started experiencing the same which Pak suffered.Pak has controlled the situation now and you will witness the thingsvdifferently.
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                abd
                Oct 19, 2016 at 5:28 pm
                I got your point.I just want to say that don't consider Pak a weak state.Kashmir problem will not be solved by military.Pak is nietherba dove nor a hawk.
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                  abd
                  Oct 19, 2016 at 5:01 pm
                  Kafir heto shamsheer pekerta hey bhraosa, Momin heto betaigh bhe lerta hey sipahi.
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                    abd
                    Oct 19, 2016 at 6:07 pm
                    Maya non state actors should not make statement,they should behave, they should lay their arms and surrender...Are they going to do it ? No.Bcoz their dear and near one's have lost the lives, most their eyes.They are not given the right of self determination guaranteed to them by UNO and NEHRU.There is a great motivation behind all this.Why 7 lac army is helpless.Who has given Pak flags in their hands once border is sealed.Why their is curfew for last woo days.One should accept reality.
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                      abd
                      Oct 19, 2016 at 4:58 pm
                      Raj we are listening these things from very childhood that Pak will break up.Rather Pak has emerged as more strong, robust and nuclear power despite having meagre 1.5 billion $ fex.Quality of life in Pak is far far better then India.suggest you to see less bollywood movies.Have realistic approach.
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                        abd
                        Oct 19, 2016 at 6:14 pm
                        To me there is arealistic, easy and just solution to this problem .Give Kashmir to Pak and Jammu to India.
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                          abd
                          Oct 19, 2016 at 3:57 pm
                          Ahmedis are not Muslims as sikhs are not hindu.Seems you listen only to all india radio and dont have been to Pak.
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                            abd
                            Oct 19, 2016 at 3:45 pm
                            It's not like that by your arithmetic equation USSR should not have been disintegrated.7 lac army should the controlled kashmiris.face reality
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                              abd
                              Oct 19, 2016 at 3:18 pm
                              Kashmir is of kashmiris and not of Indians.why 7 lac army is unable to control them.Pion can not be bought by money and jobs.
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                                Kaliyug
                                Oct 19, 2016 at 1:58 pm
                                Hiz-bull are no one to invite or decide the fate of Kashmiri Pandits, it is up to the Government to do what is right for India. Every Indian should have a right to travel, settle down in Kashmir, as long as his tax money is used to support the Kashmir administration. I think retired Indian soldiers should be settled in Kashmir with the protection of arms and ammunition.
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                                  Raj
                                  Oct 19, 2016 at 2:26 pm
                                  Actually, Pandits do not require their 'protection', they have the world's 3rd largest Army to do that - I think these guys are little more than just unemplo thugs seeking protection money. Everytime someone says that these militants are educated and all that, I mean come on - are these guys Oxbridge grads? Have they given up a Microsoft/Google CEO job for this militancy? Their qualifications are essentially toilet paper (low quality) and they have no skills to be employable. They call themselves Newtons and Einsteins, in reality, they cannot even enter an IIT, let alone the better universities of the world.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;These guys are illiterate folks who simply cannot find reasonable employment because their education is worthless (not recognized), they are not smart enough for IITs and they are only good at all this Jihad business.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Remember - degree does not equate to employability. Their standards are very very low. Nam ki degree, anpard log.
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                                    Raj
                                    Oct 19, 2016 at 5:07 pm
                                    Allah ne hi Law of Evolution banaya hoga - I think math could be his (or Vishnu's or Yahweh's or Jehovah's) invention. He has given you the tools - but you disregard this all. This mindset is what that will lead to your downfall.
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                                      Raj
                                      Oct 19, 2016 at 5:10 pm
                                      And I don't watch Bollywood movies - I have a working brain.
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                                        Raj
                                        Oct 19, 2016 at 6:05 pm
                                        And due, just by numbers alone, forex - India = 370 billion I think, stan = 2 billion I think. Something is eating your finances... I wonder what and where, just can't get my finger to it (it is the military). Numbers do not lie. You can get strong but to get there, first and foremost, don't betray logic.
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                                          Raj
                                          Oct 19, 2016 at 6:26 pm
                                          Doubt the Indian consution allows that. I think the logical thing is to convert LOC to border and open them up like Wagah. No changes to legality. If people can mingle without issue, then a border is irrelevant.
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                                            Raj
                                            Oct 19, 2016 at 4:36 pm
                                            Dude don't generalize all muslims, it is a big community with all kinds of sects. Tentatively, limit Jihad description to these South Kashmiris (people in Kargil/Jammu/Ladakh don't even like them).
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