Srinagar, May 12: A Hizbul Mujahideen leader threatened to behead Hurriyat – Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik – leaders for calling Kashmir a political struggle instead of a religious war for the creation of an “Islamic state”. In a video clip, a man, who is believed to be of local Hizbul Mujahideen commander Zakir Musa, warned Hurriyat leaders that they will be beheaded and hung in the Lal Chowk in Srinagar. The audio clip of the video message has gone viral on social media. Also Read - Day After Forces Foiled Pulwama-Style Attack, Cops Identify Owner of Explosives-Laden Car
“I am warning all those hypocrite Hurriyat leaders. They must not interfere in our Islamic struggle. If they do, we will cut their heads and hang them in Lal Chowk,” an alleged Hizbul Mujahideen leader is heard saying in the video clip. Calling Hurriyat leaders “hypocrites, infidels, followers of evil”, the militant said, “Those leaders should know that the struggle is for Islam, for Shariat.” In the five-minute long clip, the militant also urged Kashmiris to unite against Hurriyat leaders. Also Read - Pakistani Man Urges India to Return ‘Spy' Pigeon, Says Code Attached to Bird's Foot Is His Phone Number | Watch
“We all should love our religion and we should realise that we are fighting for Islam. If the Hurriyat leaders think it is not so, then why have we been hearing the slogan ‘Azadi ka matlab kya – La ilaha il Allah’, why have they (Hurriyat groups) been using mosques in their politics?” Hizbul Mujahideen commander Zakir Musa is heard saying. India.com can not confirm the authenticity of the audio clip. Also Read - Horse Which Ferried its Owner from Kashmir to Rajouri Placed Under 'Home Quarantine'
Hurriyat leaders Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik, in a joint statement, had said the freedom struggle in Kashmir has nothing to do with ISIS or al Qaeda. The warning came days after militants killed Kashmiri Army officer Ummer Fayaz in Shopian.