Recently, a Kashmiri youth was branded as an informer and shot multiple times in the head by Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists. The 11th-class student was executed on camera over suspicion of being an informer of the Indian Army. EurAsian Times analyses if there a similarity between Blasphemy Laws in Pakistan and Kashmir’s “Informers” practices, or Kashmiri Militants are picking a cue from the global terror group – ISIS?
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A chilling ISIS-style execution video was released by Pakistan-based terrorist group Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) in Kashmir. Sources told Indian Media that Kashmir’s Hizbul Mujahideen chief Riyaz Naikoo is suspected to have carried out the ISIS-style execution. The video shows Kashmiri militants spraying the youth’s head with bullets.
According to experts that EurAsian Times talked to, these incidents seem to be inspired by ISIS to spread fear and terror amongst the so-called informers and Indian agents.
However, there is also a possibility that these incidents could be linked to Blasphemy laws which are mercilessly practised in Pakistan. It’s very easy in Pakistan – just charge your enemy with insulting the prophet or the religion, spread the word and let the fanatic crowd do the rest. In Kashmir, you can brand your enemy as an informer, spread the word and you may encounter the same fate what the 11-class student encountered.
Former Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah condemned the incident. “The cold-blooded murder of an 11th standard student by the Hizbul Mujahideen terror outfit is deeply disturbing. There can be no justification for this act & should force those who sympathise with these outfits to question how these murders make Kashmir a better, freer place,” he said in a statement on Twitter.
Naikoo is currently one of the most wanted terrorists in the valley who is also wanted in the recent abductions of family members of the Jammu and Kashmir policemen. A resident of Naikoo Mohalla in Durburg of Awantipora, Naikoo is an ‘A++ category’ militant who carries Rs 12 lakh bounty on his head.
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