Anther New Video of Hizbul Commander, Zakir Musa Has surfaced on Social media with Mujahid song playing the the background. The army has termed it a mere publicitys tunt saying the Hizbul has become powerless in Kashmir.
Zakir Musa can be seen rallying around the forest with his mates and flashing guns and selfie-poses. With proper cut beard, the militants seem to be hogging limelight by keeping their presence alive on Social Media after Security Forces have launched a massive Operation all Out.
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‘JeM is the new threat in Kashmir, as LeT, Hizbul Mujahideen are now powerless’
Senior government officials stated that Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) leader Hafiz Saeed’s dwindling powers have catapulted Masood Azhar to greater strength, which has led to the JeM being sheltered increasingly by Pakistan. With the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and the Hizbul Mujahideen decapitated and rudderless due to a lack of strong leadership in Kashmir, JeM will prove to be a challenge.
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“At the moment, the security forces have managed to contain groups such as the LeT and the Hizbul Mujahideen. These two groups are buckling under pressure. Hafiz Saeed is losing ground too. But Masood Azhar is a threat to reckon with and we must not take the JeM lightly. The Srinagar airbase narrowly escaped this time and we are keeping a close watch on any possible future targets,” said a senior central government official.
While home ministry statistics show that 135 militants have been killed in Kashmir this year till 31 July, security forces have stated that more than 250 militants-both home grown (from Kashmir) and from Pakistan-based and sponsored militant groups such as the JeM-continue to remain holed up in the Valley.
Defence experts stated that security forces had their work cut out.
“The situation is infinitely better than it was in the 1990s. As opposed to 1,500-1,800 militants who used to be holed up in the valley then, there are now just about 250. But it is still a challenge and security forces will continue to deal with the problem effectively,” said H.S. Panag, a former lieutenant general of the Indian Army.