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They warned them not to interfere in 'Islamic struggle' or they will have their heads cut off

Islamic militant threatens Kashmir's secular separatists

Protesters opposing Indian rule in Jammu and Kashmir wave flags of the so-called Islamic State outside Kashmir's Grand Mosque in Srinagar. Leaders are worried as reports say more young people are becoming radicalized and want to establish Islamic rule in the area. (Photo by Umer Asif) 

Umar Manzoor Shah, Srinagar 

May 17, 2017

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An Islamic militant leader has threatened leaders from secular separatist movements in India's Jammu and Kashmir with death because they stand in the way of establishing a state based on Shariah.

Zakir Musa, a commander from militant group Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, said on May 12 that separatist factions must not interfere in his group's efforts to turn Kashmir into an Islamic state. "I am warning all those hypocrite Hurriyat leaders," said Musa in an audio tape. "They must not interfere in our Islamic struggle. If they do, we will cut their heads and hang them in Lal Chowk (city center)," he said.

Hurriyat is short for the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC), an alliance of 26 political and socio-cultural organizations formed in 1993 to fight for Kashmiri self-determination. Jammu and Kashmir is India's only Muslim-majority state.

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