Militants at Bijbehara rally: People must follow resistance leadership

Three masked militants again surfaced in a rally in Arwani village of South Kashmir’s Bijbehara on Wednesday and appealed people to follow the pro-freedom leadership and “not indulge in arson.
Militants at Bijbehara rally: People must follow resistance leadership
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Three masked militants again surfaced in a rally in Arwani village of South Kashmir's Bijbehara on Wednesday and appealed people to follow the pro-freedom leadership and "not indulge in arson."

"Make sure you don't go against the pro-freedom leadership especially Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik. Those who do so will be considered as enemy of ongoing movement as well as us," one of the masked militants told the gathering which was also addressed by clerics from various sects.

The armed militants reached the dais and addressed the gathering for about 15 minutes as people listened to them carefully. They also asked youth not to get provoked and indulge in arson.

"You should remain disciplined and not damage public or private property even if some government forces provoke you," the militant told the gathering.

The militants also appealed people to set aside sectarian differences and come together.

"It is heartening to see people getting united irrespective of sectarian affiliations and we hope this unity will continue in future too," they said.

They also told people to follow the teachings of Islam. "You should be regular in prayers and be good to all and set an example," they said.

Castigating Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, one of the militants said: "I don't want to take even her name. She used to shed crocodile tears at the funerals of militants and is now is carrying out genocide of Kashmiris".

"She has joined hands with the enemies of Islam. Mehbooba will pay the price of her doings," he said.

The masked men also warned police to mend their ways or face the consequences.

 "The policemen should stop committing atrocities against people and if they don't, they will have to face the music," they said.

Earlier militants had surfaced in Kaimoh area of Kulgam and Kareemabad area of Pulwama during pro-freedom rallies.

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