Indo-Pak Affairs

Hizb warns youths against joining Indian army

JAMMU: Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM has warned youths and their families not to joint the Indian army and avoid attending recruitment rallies, official sources claimed. Posters, signed by the district commander of the output have been pasted on buildings and some mosques in Mahore and Gool areas of Reasi and Banihal and Ramsoo in Ramban districts. The group has warned the youths that their families will face consequences if they participated in the recruitment rallies.

Last year, four Kashmiri outfits warned the Kashmiri youths against joining security forces and threatened to target their families and relatives if they chose to do so.“’Muslim youth of Kashmir should refrain from joining the Indian Army or else their families and relatives will be targeted,” a spokesman of the ‘G-4’, comprising Al Nasireen, Farzandan-e-Millat, Save Kashmir Movement and Al Istiqlal, said in a faxed statement. He said joining the security forces was an ‘unforgivable sin’ and unemployment in the state was no excuse for it as other avenues of earning livelihood were present in abundance.

‘Odd jobs and working as a labourer is far better and dignified than joining the Indian Army,’ he said. The spokesman said under a conspiracy, Muslims were being inducted into home and hearth battalions which will not be allowed to succeed. Those who are strengthening the designs of New Delhi in Kashmir will not be tolerated, he added. The spokesman said the G-4 has also decided to suspend Al Arifeen till it refutes a newspaper report in which it distanced itself from a decision of the amalgam. Al Arifeen, one of the founder members of the grouping, has been permanently replaced by Al-Istiqlal, he said.-SANA

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