Video of Hizbul Mujahideen militants, greeting and hugging, appears on social media

They are seen greeting and hugging each other as well as laughing in an attempt to lure youth to join militancy.

By: PTI | Srinagar | Published:October 20, 2016 12:45 pm
Srinagar: A group of Hizbul militants displaying weapons snatched from the J & K security forces in an orchard in south Kashmir. PTI Photo (PTI10_19_2016_000308B) Srinagar: A group of Hizbul militants displaying weapons snatched from the J & K security forces in an orchard in south Kashmir. PTI Photo

A new video of Hizbul Mujahideen has surfaced on social media, showing a group of armed militants greeting and hugging each other, in a reminder of the campaign undertaken by its erstwhile commander Burhan Wani before he was killed in an encounter three months back.

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In the four-and-a-half minute video, 12 militants are seen in an orchard, carrying weapons, including INSAS rifles apparently snatched from police forces.

They are seen greeting and hugging each other as well as laughing in an attempt to lure youth to join militancy.

Wani had actively used social media to attract the youth to militancy. He made many such propaganda videos before he was killed in the encounter with security forces on July 8.

Srinagar: Hizbul Mujahideen Militants greets eachother while displaying weapons which they snatched from police personnel in various attacks, at an apple field in South Kashmir on Wednesday. PTI Photo(PTI10_19_2016_000309A) Srinagar: Hizbul Mujahideen Militants greets eachother while displaying weapons which they snatched from police personnel in various attacks, at an apple field in South Kashmir on Wednesday. PTI Photo

In another video which also surfaced recently, the new Hizb commander Zakir Rashid Bhat alias “Musa” is seen asking youth to join militancy by snatching rifles from security forces.

During the recent months, there have been a number of incidents in which weapons were snatched or looted from police and security personnel. At least 67 rifles have so far been snatched. These include INSAS and Carbine rifles, which are exclusively used by the police and security forces.

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    malik
    Oct 20, 2016 at 12:32 pm
    Good keep it carry freedom of kashmir.
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      Raj
      Oct 20, 2016 at 12:40 pm
      12 kids... freedom? This is precisely why I say, most of you are simply illiterate or people of a very level of education. Numbers mean nothing. Based on the current situation, for your pride, these 12 kids will die in about 4 years (average life span of a known militant). Cruel facts - but hey, what do you care, they are not your sons, right? Other people's kids are more easily spent for the sake of your own ambitions...
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        Raj
        Oct 20, 2016 at 11:07 am
        And these Kashmiris (South) and stanis - are actually working against Indian muslims. When they created stan, they didn't even think what their Indian brethren will have to go through! They call migrants muhajirs still! I doubt Indian muslims buy into this idea - these militants and stanis are self serving types - muslims yes, but only if it suits their purpose.
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          Raj
          Oct 20, 2016 at 11:09 am
          And to blow the myth, 12 people with guns, I think an average gang in Mumbai or Bihar or wherever has more people with guns. Makes them nothing more than a gang of kids. Actually, after seeing this picture, I am relieved! Because I thought things were serious... but here, 12 people hiding in a bush - happy with stolen weapons - that need BULLETS! Guns alone are nothing - YOU NEED BULLETS!!!! So, how are you going to steal those after you run out!!!! lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Math and logic suggests they will die - like a suicidal animal, they will die - mark these words.
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            Raj
            Oct 20, 2016 at 11:04 am
            I am sorry but didn't India's muslim potion grow? I mean minority potions in the neighbourhood has shrunk but India's muslim potion has actually grown! I don't think that is an indication of abuse - you don't grow in numbers without proper access to resources. This idea about oppression of Muslims in India is a result of riots and criminal violence in sections - but the community seems generally fine, can be better, but acceptably well (and can be better).
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              Raj
              Oct 20, 2016 at 12:34 pm
              I doubt these poor people can afford to buy weapons! No education, no jobs, no money, I can understand why they turn to militancy - when someone's too free, it is either religion, crime or alcohol. For Kashmiris, one more factor, militancy! Pathetic.
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                Raj
                Oct 20, 2016 at 12:33 pm
                I think the picture was a taunt to the military forces and their crack down. But for someone concerned about Kashmir, I am glad to see this picture. 12 gang of illiterate kids who are happy they stole a gun... without realizing that guns are useless - you need a supply of bullets... but hey, who cares? Who needs brains when you have jihad!!! Way to go Newtons/Einsteins... this is joke.
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                  Raj
                  Oct 20, 2016 at 11:01 am
                  Wow... these guys are stani heroes? No education, bearded (obviously for religious reasons) and hiding in a jungle... one rifle and they are happy. No hope and no future... I think they will die in about 4 years average. These kids are suicidal...
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                    Raj
                    Oct 20, 2016 at 12:27 pm
                    Yes, India is a 3rd world country - but one with some form of future. stan is a 3rd world country that has no future, that's the different. Numbers simply suggest India will outlive stan, just cold unbiased numbers.
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                      abd
                      Oct 20, 2016 at 10:13 am
                      You are not right.
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                        abd
                        Oct 20, 2016 at 12:19 pm
                        Dil k Behlane ko ye khayal achha hey just like surgical strike.
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                          abd
                          Oct 20, 2016 at 12:12 pm
                          Math and logic suggests that India should accept the reality , negotiate with Mujahideen and Pak and find some amicable solution to the problem.Enmity even with a weak person damages you.It's a 6th largest country of the world.A nuclear powerdian will never be able to suppress Pak.you have not been able to and will not be able to make peace by having disowning Muslims.
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                            abd
                            Oct 20, 2016 at 12:03 pm
                            Raj how long you can propagate that indian Muslims are living happy in india. Muslims are over 22% but shown 15% and given 2% share in government jobs. They are not allowed to eat beef.Most down trodden community in india is Muslims.Mark my words also niether India can have peace nor it can flourish without having good relations with Pakdia will always gave problems till the time Kashmir issue is not resolved.
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                              abd
                              Oct 20, 2016 at 12:15 pm
                              What you have given to Muslims just deprivation.Khane ko Roti nahin batein bari baridia is a 3rd world country not a super power.
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                                abd
                                Oct 20, 2016 at 9:44 am
                                And then you blame Pak for this.
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                                  abd
                                  Oct 20, 2016 at 9:47 am
                                  Thatsvwhy Muslims macred in Gujrat and other parts of india without break.
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                                    sb
                                    Oct 20, 2016 at 11:05 am
                                    Dear Indian Army, lt;br/gt;Mark each one of them...and when you shoot them, please add one bullet from my side between two legs into their BALLS ...and please make sure to bring back our weapons meant for police to protect innocent and aspiring citizens!!lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;And please Make sure each one these dead bodies are not returned to their FAMILIES for making further Tamasha by Stone pelting bloody Rascals Islamist Jihadis!! lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Their sick ideology has no future for HUMANITY...
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                                      sb
                                      Oct 20, 2016 at 11:18 am
                                      Mr. Khalid you are right gt;gt; Kashmir Politicians are no examples to follow. They are part of this problem. There are few clauses on Article 370 which has been withdrawn from Kashmir which importantly includes Overreach of Supreme Court of India and National Security. I dont think none of them can be compromised. And Kashmiris have more freedom and get central funds than anybody else ..and they can realize this once they start becoming NORMAL and NON VIOLENT and there is rapid development.
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                                        sb
                                        Oct 20, 2016 at 11:22 am
                                        That why trains are first burnt down by some CRIMINAL MUSLIM mobs in Godhra with Kar Sevaks, women and children inside!! And then politics starts and s blamed Kar Sevaks for burning themselves!!
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                                          Dexter D
                                          Oct 20, 2016 at 6:17 pm
                                          No point in negotiating with Terrorists. Kill them or have them surrender, then probably help them build. stan will destroy itself once US and China stops giving money.
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                                            Mayur Panghaal
                                            Oct 20, 2016 at 5:51 pm
                                            Feku has ruined the situation
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