Islamabad: The fate of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief, Masood Azhar, was unclear after India struck the JeM terror camps in Balakot. Many believed he was killed in the attack, still others said he was grievously injured and was recuperating in a Military hospital in Rawalpindi. There were no messages or news about the dreaded terror mastermind. Even after UNSC designated him as global terrorists, there was only silence from Masood Azhar.
Now, ANI reports that think tank Aurora Intel released a message purportedly send by Masood Azhar to his followers. The message is a direct attack upon Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his decision to scrap Article 370 which prevented the development of Kashmiris.
The message is filled with grandiose imageries of war and the triumph of the so called Mujahideen of Kashmir. It talks about how their enemies will flee in fear when the Mujahideen approach their destination.
The message also warns that the terrorists will sabotage any attempt to bring development to Kashmir by India. The terrorists seem to be getting ready to attack companies who invests in Kashmir and develop tourism and other business that could bring employment and growth to the region.
According to the message, one chapter has been closed when the government decided to abrogate Article 370. It says the next chapter in Kashmir has begun and targets Hindu capitalists like Ambani, Mittal, and Jindal who “will buy whole Kashmir”.
The message worries about tourism and other “forbidden acts” which will make Kahmiri Muslims lose their existence.
Though, the authenticity of the message is not verified the statements of Pakistani Prime Minister and his top officials seems to suggest that it is the case.
This might have prompted Imran Khan to say that incidents like Pulwama are bound to happen again.
Former High Commissioner for Pakistan, Wajid Shamsul Hasan, echoed the Pakistani Prime Minister and also went ahead to threatened of war in a few months. He said that 32-40 thousand terrorists are waiting to intervene in Kashmir and so the situation might explode into a war in a few months.
It is believed that the ISI is encouraging JeM to engage in targeted attacks in India. Masood Azhar’s brother Ibrahim Azhar and Rauf have been moved to Pakistan occupied Kashmir to coordinate attacks.
Meanwhile, fake news of ethnic cleansing and shootings are doing the rounds in social media, spread by ISI backed operatives.