The new commander of terror outfit Hizbul Mujahideen and the successor of militant Burhan Wani who was killed by security forces in July has asked migrant Kashmiri Pandits to return to the Kashmir Valley.
In a video message the self-styled commander Zakir Rashid Bhat said that his group will take responsibility of the safety of Pandits if they come back and also revealed his plans to raise a terror group of Sikh youths.
quot;We request Kashmiri Pandits to return to their homes. We take responsibility of their safety. They should look at those Pandits who never left Kashmir. Who has harassed or killed them?quot; Bhat said.
Thousands of Kashmiri Pandits were forced to flee the valley in the late 80’s and early 90’s after they were targeted by militant groups resulting in the ethnic cleansing of Kashmir.
Claimed that the government was planning to take action in the Valley in an operation similar to ‘Operation Blue Star’ in Punjab Bhat revealed in the 1.38 minute video that the group was planning to raise an exclusive wing of Sikh youths.
quot;Our Sikh brothers are requesting us to join Hizbul Mujahideen…We are with them on every front and God willing we will try and make an exclusive group for Sikhs in the outfitquot; he said.