Hizbul Mujahideen commander Zakir Musa in a new video said that their fight is for ‘Islam’ and not Kashmir.
The video was posted on social media on Wednesday and went viral.
“When we pick up stones or guns it should not be with this intention that we are fighting for Kashmir (as a nation). The sole motive should be for the supremacy of Islam so that Shariah is established here,” Musa said.
The newly released unpolished video by the slain Hizbul commander Burhan Wani’s successor claimed nationalism is ‘haraam’ or not permissible in Islam.
“Nationalism and democracy are not permissible in Islam,” Musa said.
“I want to tell my stone-pelting brothers that they should check their motives as to why they are fighting when they pick up stones (against Indian forces). I want to tell these brothers that they should not fall for nationalism,” he added.
The 23-year-old militant in the 11-minute video filled with Islamic admonition warned the local police and informers of supporting the Indian Armed Forces in the valley for their “anti Islamic acts of joining the evil”.
Musa born as Zakir Rashid Bhat became the successor to Wani after his controversial death in July 2016 that precipitated a tide of protests in the region where as many as thousands were injured and at least 90 lives were claimed.