Pak Taliban Leader Vows to Islamise India through Kashmir

WASHINGTON: A top Pakistani Taliban leader wanted by the US for the murder of seven CIA officials has vowed to Islamise India once the militant group is done with Kashmir.

According to Washington-based think tank, Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), Wali Ur Rahman, top commander of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) appeared in a rare video with the TTP chief Hamikullah Mehsud  and spoke for the first time about militant outfit’s ambition to move beyond Af-Pak region and fight against Indian soldiers in Kashmir.

He declared that he would "implement the Sharia system" which the group has been "struggling" to introduce in Pakistan.

 Rahman spoke of "the practical struggle for a Sharia system that we are carrying out in Pakistan, the same way we will continue it in Kashmir, and the same way we will implement the Sharia system in India too. And this is the only solution for people's problems."

The 45:52 minute video s titled,  ”The False Propaganda of the Dajjali Media Revealed” is in Pashtu having Urdu subtitles.

According to PTI, TTP leader says in the video that Jihad launched by the Pakistani government in Indian Kashmir has failed to yield any desired result. “TTP would launch its own jihad in Kashmir. The Tehreek-e-Taliban mujahideen (militants) will arrive in Kashmir and as per the Islamic Shariah will help the Kashmiri people get their rights”.

“As our ancestors sacrificed their lives for Kashmir and got a portion of Kashmir (Pakistan administered Kashmir) liberated in 1947-48, the same way Taliban fighters will get Kashmir liberated from India,” TTP leader said.

He said Pakistan government-sponsored jihad in Indian Kashmir cannot liberate Kashmir. “Even if it (Kashmir) were to be liberated, it will be for name only but the system will not change in favour of Islamic Shariah rule. Only Shariah system will change it and it is our promise to people in Kashmir that we will share their grief”.

Rehman claimed that Pakistan’s ‘dirty’ policy on Kashmir have ruined and destroyed Kashmir. “We strongly condemn this policy as much as we do about India’s atrocities”.

United States had announced a $5 million reward against Wali Ur Rehman for his involvement in murder of seven CIA officials in Afghanistan in December 2009.

This is for the first time that Pakistan Taliban has talked about Indian Kashmir in so detail. Earlier, there used to be passing reference of Kashmir in TTP statements.  It remains to be seen what will be the reaction of Indian government in this regard. Agencies

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