A new terror outfit being planned in Pakistan

21 May 2017 | By Vaneet Randhawa

Intel sources seem to believe that a new terrorist organization is being incubated in Pakistan that will focus on ex-Hizbul Mujahideen commander Zakir Musa's ideology.

This comes from the dissonance between the terrorists in J&K valley and the view of Kashmiri separatists.

Multiple statements and video clips have pointed towards "a widening conflict between key stakeholders of violence" in J&K.

In context: India's new problem- A new terror group sprouting

17 Mar 2017Zakir Musa calls for Islam's supremacy

Hizbul Mujahideen's Zakir Musa upheld a pan-Islamic agenda, inciting the Kashmiri youths to attack with guns and stones for the domination of Islam instead of Kashmiri nationalism.

He claimed that "nationalism and democracy were forbidden in Islam."

He called for enforcing the Sharia laws in Kashmir promoting the IS dream for Islam's world domination and not a free Kashmir.

17 Mar 2017Hurriyat leader calls Kashmir a political and not religious issue

Chiding Zakir Musa, the Hizbul commander Burhan Wani's successor, a senior Hurriyat leader said that the Kashmir issue was a political issue and not a religious one.

The general secretary of the Hurriyat group, Ghulam Nabi Sumji, said that there was no link between Kashmir and the IS global agenda.

He said that this issue was to be solved politically, unlike the IS.

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IS flag makes appearance in the valley

IS in the valleyIS flag makes appearance in the valley

On 3 May, photographs of 9 militants with a black flag like that of the Islamic State was displayed on all social media handles in J&K.

On 8 May, Hurriyat leaders Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Yasin Malik denounced this.

They warned the Kashmiris that the movement was going the IS way and forgetting Kashmir.

20 May 2017Musa leaves Hizbul Mujahideen: Is it just a ploy?

On 14 May, Zakir Musa announced that he had left the Hizbul Mujahideen.

While he did not talk about IS, he said he supported al-Qaeda and hinted at forming a new terror group.

His announcement comes days after the organization rejected his pan-Islamic agenda and call to implement Sharia in Kashmir.

Musa announced that he'd continue fighting for the supremacy of Islam in Kashmir.

21 May 2017A new terror outfit being planned in Pakistan

Repeat of the 90s when new terror outfits sprung up

This isn't the first time Pakistan has planted a new terror outfit, in the 1990s appears similar new outfits mushroomed in Kashmir like the Hizbul Mujahideen, Jaish-e-Mohammad, and the Lashkar-e-Taiba.