New Delhi: Terrorist organization Hizbul Mujahideen’s leader Syed Salahuddin has issued an audio message threatening India. In this audio message, he has appealed to the Taliban terrorists for help to spread terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir.
In a celebratory statement posted online, Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin said, “I pray to Allah to strengthen the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan so that they can support Kashmiris against India.”
Meanwhile, days after capturing Kabul in a dramatic transfer of power in Afghanistan, the Taliban dubbed Kashmir a “bilateral and internal problem”. According to a news agency, the Taliban is unlikely to focus its efforts on Kashmir.
Responding to concerns over rising militancy in Kashmir, the source said security in the Valley has been strengthened and that Pakistan-based organizations in Afghanistan have limited ability to take advantage of the changing circumstances in the war-torn country. Indian security officials are assessing the impact on Kashmir.
Similar to what happened after the Soviet Union withdrew from Afghanistan in the late 1980s, the Taliban regained power after the US exit. These signs point to the fact that terrorism may resume in Kashmir. Especially now that India’s emphasis has shifted to China more than Pakistan.