The statement made by Hizbul Mujahideen commander Zakir Rashid Bhat, alias Zakir Musa, has raised a storm in Kashmir Valley.
Situation in Kashmir continues to remain tense, as the security establishment attempts to contain the fallout of the violence of 9 April Srinagar by-polls and the students’ protests which rocked various parts of the Valley on 17 April.
Any politician in India even remotely willing to tackle the Kashmir muddle must acknowledge that the language of unrest in the valley has changed. It's calling the Kashmiri youth to become soldiers of Islam, not for the creation of a separate nation-state
Kashmir unrest: Families of militants, security forces find themselves in crossfire as tension escalates
Amidst the ongoing wave of militancy in the Kashmir valley, families of the militants and police are feeling the heat of threats and stern warnings.
Thousands of Kashmiri Pandits were forced to flee the Valley after they were targeted by militant groups during the outbreak of militancy and have been living in Jammu and other parts of the country.
Days after Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Muzaffar Wani was killed, the terrorist organisation has reportedly appointed Mehmood Ghaznavi as the new leader.