Waving ISIS flags in Kashmir is to defame freedom struggle: Riyaz Naikoo

wilayattimes (Jammu and Kashmir)

Srinagar: Hizbul Mujahideen Field Operational Commander ‘condemning the recent Jamia Masjid incident were ISIS flags Riyaz Naikoo on Sunday in a video that went viral on social media blamed “Indian agencies” for the waving of ISIS Black flags at the pulpit of historical Jamia Masjid Srinagar and termed it as an attempt to show disrespected to the blood of “martyrs”.

In the video displayed on micro blogging social networking site twitter Riyaz Naikoo is heard as saying “India has long been trying to break us and now it has come under the guise of Islam. Youth don’t understand that it’s a ploy by Indian agencies to defame our movement.

Asking people be aware of such conspiracies, the Hizb-ul-Mujahideen Field Operational Commander is heard as saying “we are an emotional nation. We should use our mind to understand enemies plot” adding that “waving of ISIS flags is equal to going against the freedom movement and to show disrespect to the blood of martyrs.” 

Accusing people waving black ISIS flags at the pulpit of Jamia Masjid Srinagar to connect Kashmir freedom struggle with the global terror network, Riyaz Naikoo in the video says “War is but strategy. One has to use emotions and well as mind in it. One has to decide what’s to be done and what not. There are people with vested interests who are pushing it. When we are alive they call us murtads but when we embrace martyrdom they appear in our funerals with flags,” adding that ‘on one hand Mirwaiz Umar Farooq is trying to unite people for the just cause but these people with vested interests want to divide us.” 

Naikoo in the video also asks people not to let former chief Minister Mehbooba mufti enter the houses of martyrs as he is heard saying “as elections approach she is visiting martyrs families. It’s a drama. Her hands are drenched with blood. She is the same person who said that ‘those killed were not there to buy toffees. I urge people to throw her out from their houses and don’t let her in.”