Kashmiri Terror Groups In Conflict As Musa's Outfit Calls For Pan-India Jihad

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| August 27 , 2017 , 09:47 IST

The technology-savvy Zakir Musa, who was briefly appointed the commander of Hizbul Mujahideen terror group after the death of Burhan Wani, went his separate way when he became the chief of Al Qaida linked Ansar Ghazwat-Ul-Hind.

As the Musa-led group calls for spreading jihad across India, officials say that other terror outfits in Kashmir have instructed their cadres not to get swayed by the call for jihad given by Ansar Ghazwat-Ul-Hind and to continue their movement only for Kashmir.

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The objective of Ansar Ghazwat-Ul-Hind as given in a statement focuses on targeting the Indian Army and security forces or anyone else oppressing Muslims in Kashmir and other parts of India. In the statement, the group claims that it is not regional in nature and its activities would not be limited by 'man-made' borders. It also said that it rejects every non-Islamic system, including democracy.

Intelligence agencies are at work identifying its supporters in Kashmir, and according to sources, the group has already made inroads in Tral district of Kashmir, the home town of slain Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani and Zakir Musa himself.

While Hizbul ranks have made it clear that they do not comply with the views expressed by Musa, intelligence reports suggest that he still enjoys some support within the militant group.

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Security and intelligence agencies are wary of Musa's reach outside Kashmir.

"Since he did his higher education in Chandigarh, he does have links with people from other parts of the country who he could use to gather support," an intelligence source was quoted as saying.

"They might not be able to make an impact in Kashmir but its objectives say that they want to spread across India. This cannot be taken lightly and we are watching their activities and identifying links outside the state also," an intelligence official said.