Militants, not part of us, are of Nimroods: Zakir Musa
Ansar Gazwat-ul-Hind chief Zakir Musa has termed militant outfits backed by Pakistan as “jihadi groups under Nimrod’s agency,” an indirect reference to Pakistan’s state and its intelligence wing ISI.
After paying rich tributes to Abu Hamas and Rasiq Nabi, the statement, which was issued on outfit’s Telegram channel Al Hurr Media, said on Sunday, “Mujahid Shabir Ahmad Dar belonged to Awantipora and his jihadi journey is a path of action for every mujahid. He heard the call of truth, identified it as truth, acted on call of truth and joined the ansar of AGH after leaving and rejecting agency controlled jihadi groups.”
While in english statement it is simply written “agency controlled groups” but in Urdu statement “namroodi agency” is mentioned.
“… Aur namroodi agency Kay mate’hat lashkaroun ko chord Kar Ghazwatul Hind Kay ansaroun main shamil ho gaya“, says a statement issued in Urdu.
The statement came in wake of the killing of three militants belonging to Zakir’s group in Khonmoh area of Srinagar on Thursday, 15 March, evening.
The three militants were identified by the group as Haq Nawaz alias Abu Hamas of Pakistan-administered Kashmir’s Kotli district; Rasiq Nabi alias Asim Khan of Nowdal, Tral and Shabir Ahmad Dar of Awantipora.
Locals confirmed to Kashmir Narrator that Dar was associated with Lashkar-e-Toiba when he first joined the militancy in August 2017 and later joined Zakir Musa-led group.
Regarding Abu Hamas, it is said that he came to the Valley with Jaish-e-Muhammad in 2012 or 2013 and then later joined HM commander Burhan Wani in Tral and remained with his group even after the killing of Wani in 2016.
Zakir is also persuading militants of other outfits to join his group.
“AGH makes dua for all mujahideen in Kashmir that they hear call of truth and identify the call of truth, hold on it. We look forward to on this call,” the statement added.
So far AGH is calling militants of other outfits operating from last three decades as mujahideen but at the same time maintains indirecty that they are not on ‘path of truth.’
Recently, the group had claimed that a south Indian youth who was killed in Kashmir was “among the first in the ranks of Ansar Ghazwatul Hind”.