The latest video message on Kashmir by Al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri, calling upon the mujahideens to inflict “unrelenting blows” on Indian Army and the government so as to bleed India and make it suffer sustained losses in manpower and equipment, has increased manifold the threat to Amarnath yatris as it is “sabaab” for jihadists to kill pilgrims from other faiths.
The statement also nullifies the UN narrative on Kashmir. The valley has become the storm centre of terrorist activities perpetrated by the ISIS and its cohorts. Clearly, the UN cannot be talking against Islamic terrorism and express its concerns about the growing influence of terror outfits like Al Qaeda and, yet describe the religious frenzy and the resultant unrest in Kashmir valley as “an indigenous struggle for freedom” and blame India for it.
The video titled “Don’t Forget Kashmir” shows Zawahiri, while holding an assault rifle in his right hand and a Quran in his left, saying, “Fight in Kashmir is not a separate conflict but part of a worldwide Muslim community’s jihad against a vast array of forces.” Read more