He is an Indian agent reads one poster in Shopina, Jammu and Kashmir. This is a poster put up by the Hizbul Mujahideen in which it blames Zakir Musa for helping Indian forces kill its men.
Mohammad Bin Qasim is the new operational chief of the Hizbul Mujahideen. The decision to name him chief was taken after Yasin Itoo, a member of the Burhan Wani faction was killed in an encounter with security forces earlier this week.
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has received a terror threat. The Intelligence Bureau reported that a threat had been received by Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday. An analysis of the threat suggests that the same was issued by Zakir Musa who had recently fallen out with the Hizbul Mujahideen. A security review would be undertaken in the wake of this threat being issued.
In a fresh warning, Zakir Musa, has warned institutions in Kashmir against forcing girls from taking part in Independence Day celebrations. Musa who had broken away from the Hizbul Mujahideen to form an outfit affiliated to the al-Qaeda said a principle of an educational institution was “forcing” girls to participate in the parade on August 15 celebrations on India’s Independence Day at Bakshi Stadium Srinagar.
The Lashkar-e-Tayiba has overtaken the Hizbul Mujahideen in terms of strength in the Kashmir Valley. Out of the 250 odd terrorists present in the Valley, at least 140 belong to the Lashkar-e-Tayiba.
For the first time in Kashmir, the al-Qaeda has claimed that it is active. An announcement on the Global Islamic Media Front stated that Zakir Musa who recently quit the Hizbul Mujahideen will now head the al-Qaeda.
Investigations being into the Amarnath yatra attack have shown that the operation was coordinated by the Lashkar-e-Tayiba and Hizbul Mujahideen. Investigations also confirmed that Abu Ismail was part of the attack and he was one of the two Pakistanis on the scene.
Intelligence Bureau officials suspect the role of the Hizbul Mujahideen in the attack that took place at Anantnag on Monday. It was a well planned attack meant to create panic and bloodshed, an Intelligence Bureau official told OneIndia. The attack was planned well in advance and was meant to avenge the designation of the Hizbul chief Syed Salahuddin as a global terrorist. The Hizbul has not claimed the attack as yet.
It has been a year since the Indian forces in a very successful operation gunned down Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist, Burhan Wani in Kashmir. A lot has changed in the Valley since then.
Syed Salahuddin is the boss of the Hizbul Mujahideen. He was recently proscribed as a global terrorist by the United States of America. On Monday he was on a Pakistani television channel boasting about attacks on India. He is single handedly responsible for killing Indian soldiers and police officers in the Kashmir Valley.