IS wants Kashmir under Caliphate, not Pakistan

Jammu, June 12: Islamic’ State (IS) members want Kashmir under its caliphate rather than Pakistan or militant groups like the Lashkar-e-Taiba, underlining the outfit’s dismissive view of Pakistan and groups it controls as compromised outfits that do not conform to its interpretation of religious law, said a media report on Saturday.

Web chats of IS members from different countries, including India, that are part of a charge sheet filed by the NIA against Indian Oil assistant manager Mohammad Sirajuddin show the group’s belief in Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s caliphate as the final arbiter of Kashmir’s fate.

In one of the chats, Jundhulla Minaa, a UAE-based IS operative who Sirajuddin grew close to, claimed: “Kashmir is Kashmir IS… Kashmir will be Islamic State… Inshallah!!,” a national daily posted.

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