Zakir Raises ‘Sharia & Shahadat’ Slogan, Thanks Al-Qaeda

Srinagar: Former Hizb commander Zakir Musa Monday said that the militants operating in Kashmir follow the same ideology and his disassociation from Hizbul Mujahideen will not make any difference.

Zakir Musa on Monday released his third audio clip. In this 7.7 minute audio clip, Zakir says that his resolve to “seek freedom for Kashmir remained intact”.

Zakir said “all the Mujahideen (militants) in Kashmir follow the same ideology”. However he says “despite differences we would not allow India to take undue advantage.”

“All the Mujahideen firmly believe in Shariat and Shahadat,” Zakir says in his audio message

“Perhaps I was not worth leading you, I believe you will get more able person than me,” he said apparently referring to Hizbul Mujahideen.

“We should not become Nazam parast (pro-party) or Qaum parast (Nationalist),” he says.

He said so far they have not taken any money from anyone nor in future we will do that. “If anyone comes to you seeking money in my name, you should understand that he is the man from Indian agency. We have not done anything wrong and neither will we do anything. Push them away if they come to you,” he said.

Zakir said if they “kill any hypocrite” they will release a video for public information to avoid confusion and differences. He said he will stand by all those with those whose slogan is ‘Shariah or martyrdom’ and who shout ‘Kashmir banega Darul-Islam’.

Zakir strongly opposed accession with “un-Islamic regime” of Pakistan and said: “Rest, those who want accession with ‘Taghoot system’ I am and I will be against them. But first we will push away India,” he said.

He thanked global Jihadist outfit Al Qaeda for their support for Zakir’s stand on Islamic struggle and said he too supports them for their struggle.“I am thankful to Al Qaeda who supported our Shariat or martyrdom slogan in Nawai-e-Afghan magazine. Insha Allah we are also with them till our slogan is Shariah or martyrdom.”

Zakir strongly opposed groups working under Pakistani regime and said he doesn’t need their support. He said he doesn’t know any outfit by the name of Harkatul Mujahideen and Kashmiri Taliban. “I want to tell them that I don’t support of those who work under the un-Islamic system of Pakistan…My Allah is enough for me. If they are intelligence agencies, then I want to tell them you cannot befool us,” he said.

Zakir who headed the Hizbul-Mujahideen following the killing of Burhan Wani last year had threatened to kill Kashmir’s pro-freedom leaders who came in his way to impose Sharia in Kashmir. The Hizb however distanced itself from the statement leading to his quitting the outfit.


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