Tahlka News Bureau
Srinagar: Militant group Hizbul Mujahideen Commander Zakir Musa has warned Hurriyat leaders- Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Frooq and Yasin Malik that their heads will be chopped off and hung in the Lal Chowk in Srinagar if they keep pushing the matter of "Kashmir as a political issue".
Zakir was heard saying in the video clip containing just the audio has gone viral on social media websites on Friday.
In the five-minute long video, Zakir is heard saying: "Some days back the join residents leaders issued a statement saying KASHMIR struggle is political and it has nothing to do with religion".
Zakir says in the clip adding "we just want to ask these political hypocrites if Kashmir is a political issue why are you raising slogans like 'Azadi Ka Matlab Kya. La Illaha Ilallah', 'Pakistan Say Rishta Kya. La Ilaha Ilallah. Why do you come and address people in mosques?"
" We warn the Hurriat people not to interfere in our matters and remain with their dirty politics otherwise we will cut heads and hang them in Lal Chowk," Zakir was heard threatening pro-freedom leaders openly.
Urging the people to the people of Kashmir to unite against the Hurriyat's "hypocrisy", Zakir said, " we all should love our religion and we should realize that we are fighting for Islam. "We warn these Hurriyat people not to interfere in our matter and remain with their dirty politics otherwise we will cut their heads and hang them in Lal Chowk".
"Hum kuffar ko chod kar pehley aap ko latkayain gay… Lal Chowk mein galay katain gay… " the Hizbul commander says in his message.
"I am not a Ulema, but the scholars here are corrupt.. fearful of tagoot that they may be imprisoned, that is why we have come forward," he said quoting a verse from the Qur'an.
"They are only political leaders and they can't be our leaders," he said.
The Hizbul Mujahideen has been waging a silent battle to upstage the Hurriyat Conference since the 2016 uprising. Last week, the militant outfit also released a statement asking women protesters not to come on the roads to protest.
Zakir was also a close aide of former Hizbul commander, Burhan Wani after his killing in July 2016. Hizbul announced Zakir as his successor.
Also, militants from the group are also believed to be behind the killing of Kashmiri Army officer Ummer Fayaz earlier this week.