Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief and UN-proscribed terrorist Masood Azhar has claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi “accepted his defeat” over the Kashmir issue by stripping its special status and said that industrialists will buy land there which will result in Kashmiri Muslims “losing their existence”.
According to a purported message circulated on ‘Telegram’ on August 7, Azhar alleged that Modi has “thrown an axe on his foot” by going ahead with the decision to abrogate Article 370 of the Indian Constitution in Jammu and Kashmir.
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Epistle by your servant, Assalam-u-Alaikum, Peace be upon you, May Allah bless the “people of Kashmir”. Give them the strength, strength, and dominance. Give them victory, protection, and independence. And the mujahideen … with their stormy attacks … have approached near to their destination. Due to the fear, the ant grew wings and the jackal is on its way to the city. The Modi government has admitted his humiliation and defeat by revoking the special status of Kashmir .. and he has threw an ax on his foot… One chapter of Ghazwa-e-Hind and of Jihad Kashmir has been completed. Alhumdulillah the Mujahideen of Kashmir got victory in Kashmir. Now the next chapter begins. .. Vast, sublime and victorious .. it just needs some air, Kashmiris need to get out [of their homes]… Then the enemy will beg for peace and negotiation. Modi, the pet bully of the rich polytheists, thinks that if the special status of Kashmir is over, Hindu capitalists like “Ambani” & “Mittal” and “Jindal” will buy whole Kashmir…and then they will earn money through tourism and forbidden acts, while Kashmiri Muslims will lose their existence….Modi !! This is a dream..that will never be fulfilled..look a little towards your West..red can be seen, the red… Allah-u-Akbar! Wasalam.. Servant .. Allah is the Messenger of Allah [Islamic Shahada]
This, according to the think tank ‘Aurora Intel’, is the latest message to his followers from Masood Azhar, who is apparently alive and kicking despite the voices of his death and the funerals held in Karachi in absentia for him.
Since the day of his designation by the United Nations as an international terrorist, Pakistan is keeping the chief of Jaish-e-Mohammed underground, preventing him from giving speeches in mosques or releasing audiotapes.
The authenticity of the message could not be verified, wrote Faran Jeffrey from Aurora Intel, but seems to be proven and seems to echo, in a disturbing way, the words of the Prime Minister Imran Khan commenting on the scrapping of Article 370: “With an approach of this nature, incidents like Pulwama are bound to happen again. I can already predict this will happen”
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Days ago, commenting on the same issue, the former High Commissioner for Pakistan Wajid Shamsul Hasan, in a not-so-subtle threatening way, had said: “It is very difficult to de-escalate the present situation. Especially if you look at Imran Khan’s statement in Washington that there are 32-40 thousand Jihadi itching to intervene. So the situation is likely to explode in a few months time, or earlier than that. This will be a war that no one will win, and the implications will be global”.
Apparently, after the devasting diplomatic failure suffered by Pakistan, the Army has decided to revert to the usual strategy: cross border terrorism.
Meanwhile, the war of fake news and the calls for war and for jihad are in full swing in Pakistan. Fake reports of ethnic cleansing and mass shooting incidences in the Valley are flooding social media, and the rumors and venom are systematically spread by the ISI fabric of trolls.
In a major diplomatic victory for India, the UN designated Azhar as a global terrorist in May after China lifted its technical hold on a proposal floated by US, UK and France in the UNSC following the Pulwama terror attack. In the last 10 years, Beijing had put technical holds four times.
New Delhi launched intensive diplomatic efforts to designate Azhar as a global terrorist following the Pulwama attack in February which killed more than 40 CRPF personnel. JeM had taken responsibility for the ghastly attack.
The move rattled Pakistan which initiated a series of decisions, including downgrading bilateral relations with India and suspending bilateral trade, halting of Samjhauta and Thar Express trains from its side and banning of Indian movies from Pakistani cinemas.
On Friday, President Ram Nath Kovind gave his nod to the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill, 2019, making it into law. The Bill provides for the formation of the Union Territory of Ladakh without legislature and a separate one for Jammu and Kashmir with legislature.
Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh will come into existence as separate Union Territories on October 31.
(With Agency Inputs)