INDIA: Islamic Mosques in Kashmir ask youth to join ‘jihad against India’ and incite violence

The Indian government condemend those protesting the gunning down of Hizbul Mujahideen leader Burhan Wani.

Srinagar: As Jammu and Kashmir remains on edge due to protests that erupted across the state over the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen poster-boy Burhan Muzaffar Wani, mosques across the region broadcasted Pro-Pakistan slogans and urged youth to join “jihad against India.”

According to a report, separatists usually have audio cassettes with anti-India rhetoric ready whenever protests break out in the state to play them and further flare up sentiments and incite youth against the country.

The messages played through the speakers of the mosques, asked people to attain ‘freedom’ from India by joining jihad.

Pakistan too has been trying to take advantage of the current situation in Kashmir and said the ‘extrajudicial killing’ of Burhan Wani and scores of other ‘innocent Kashmiris’ is deplorable and condemnable. The Pakistani foreign ministry said solving the Jammu and Kashmir dispute is only possible through an impartial plebiscite with United Nations support.

The Indian government slammed Pakistan for its statements and questioned the support in some quarters of Kashmir to those protesting the gunning down of Wani.

Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday had said government will not tolerate terrorism and violence.

“We are really surprised that some people are trying to support to so called protestors who are sympathizing with the terrorist. He is a Hizbul Mujahideen commander, how can any Indian have sympathy for such people?” he said.

He said the crisis in Kashmir was “not a sudden development” and added “Kashmir issue has been there for long. We also have to find a long term solution and terrorism and violence is not acceptable in whatever form and whoever carries it out.

“As far as the government is concerned, we are very clear that the government will not tolerate any such activities. But you can’t have a overnight or readymade solution to such a long standing issue. The government is trying to deal with that,” he said.

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