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How Kashmiri militants devoured their own in flawed struggle for Azadi

One of the Pakistan-based founders of JKLF, Amanullah Khan, who was wished in India for the diplomat Ravinder Mhatre’s kidnapping and homicide in Birmingham, introduced the formation of “Interim Government of the Independent State of Jammu and Kashmir” at a Press convention at Muzaffarabad Press Club in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) on 18 June, 1990.

While Lone and Wanchoo had been shot lifeless by none aside from the militants themselves in Srinagar on 21 May 2002 and 5 December 1992 respectively, Qayoom survived an armed assault in which he was injured on 22 April 1995.

Even because the separatists’ mental ecosystem, as regular, left no stone unturned to place the blame of all non-combatant killings on the “Indian deep State” and safety forces, Hurriyat’s two-time chairman and founder Prof. Abdul Gani Bhat spilled the beans.

At a JKLF-organised operate on 3 January 2011, Bhat asserted that each one the Kashmiri leaders and intellectuals, together with Mirwaiz Maulvi Mohammad Farooq, the JKLF ideologue and professor of Law on the University of Kashmir, Abdul Ahad Wani, and the Hurriyat stalwart Abdul Gani Lone had been killed by “none other than our own Kashmiris, not India”.

Years later, on 26 April 2016, Amanullah Khan died a pure demise at his residence in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, with out contradicting Prof Bhat, whose own brother, Mohammad Sultan Bhat, was additionally killed by the Kashmiri militants. In April 2003, Prof. Bhat instructed Aljazeera TV: “I know he was killed by the militants of the Hizbul Mujahideen. I have absolutely no doubt about that. I even know I became the reason for his killing but I don’t want any revenge”.

Bhat, who taught Persian literature at J&K’s faculties for 22 years earlier than his dismissal by Governor Jagmohan for “security reasons” in February 1986, performed a key position in floating Muslim United Front (MUF)-mother of as we speak’s Hurriyat Conference-in July 1986. On account of his excessive profile, he continues to be rated because the separatists’ most credible voice. His admissions about “our own white-collar killers” are taken because the gospel fact, straight from the horse’s mouth.

As JKLF disintegrated into half-a-dozen factions, in Kashmir, Amanullah Khan was completely eclipsed by Yasin Malik. Khan managed to steer a nondescript guerrilla group, often known as JKLF (Amanullah), however nearly all of his 32 militants had been worn out in a serious operation at Hazratbal by the Special Operations Group (SOG) of the Jammu and Kashmir Police underneath the command of the then IGP Kashmir, PS Gill, and SP Farooq Khan, now an advisor to J&K’s Lieutenant Governor, in March-April 1996.

Denying any house to J&K’s mainstream politicians-with obtrusive exception of the senior Congress chief, former Union Minister and former Sadr-e-Riyasat Dr Karan Singh-Amanullah Khan stuffed his so-called Cabinet with a number of the separatist leaders and militant commanders. They included hardliner JeI chief Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Dukhtaran-e-Millat founder-chairperson Asiya Andrabi, Prof Abdul Gani Bhat, Shabir Ahmad Shah and Azam Inquilabi.

Khan additionally inducted as ‘Ministers’ numerous the then energetic militants-JKLF’s second ‘chief commander’ Yasin Malik, third ‘chief commander’ Abdul Hamid Sheikh, fourth ‘chief commander’ Javed Mir and essentially the most dreaded ‘chief’ of the Jammu and Kashmir Students Liberation Front (JKSLF) Hilal Ahmad Beg. Beg, the architect of Kashmir’s excessive profile kidnappings and accused assassin of the Kashmir University Vice Chancellor Prof. Musheerul Haq, later based Ikhwanul Muslimeen and the Jammu and Kashmir Islamic Front (JKIF).

Hamid Sheikh, who was among the many JKLF’s first commanders and one among the many 5 militants launched in change for Rubaiya Sayeed in December 1989, was killed together with another militants when BSF opened hearth on their boat close to Aalikadal in downtown Srinagar on 19 November 1992. Hilal Beg was killed in an encounter with the SOG close to Shalteng, on Srinagar outskirts, on 16 July 1996. Other ‘Ministers’ of Amanullah Khan’s ‘Cabinet’-Yasin Malik, Javed Mir, Shakeel Bakhshi, Bashir Ahmad Bhat, Ghulam Nabi Bhat (Maqbool Bhat’s brother) and Mian Qayoom-were arrested and launched a number of occasions. Senior Hurriyat leaders like SAS Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Abdul Gani Lone, Prof Abdul Gani Bhat, Shabir Shah and Asiya Andrabi had been additionally continuously detained and launched until 2018-19 when National Investigation Agency (NIA) filed a terror-funding case in opposition to them and 40 CRPF males had been killed in an unprecedented terror strike.

Since 2018-19, Yasin Malik, Shabir Shah, Asiya Andrabi and a few others have been in Delhi’s Tihar Jail. Only certainly one of them, specifically Azam Inquilabi, was by no means arrested, even after he returned by air from Pakistan and drove straight to his dwelling in Srinagar. Released in 1987 after the Mahaz-e-Azadi founder Sofi Mohammad Akbar’s demise, Inquilabi went underground. As ‘chief commander’ of ‘Operation Balakot’, Inquilabi was the primary militant who confirmed up along with his AK-47 rifle in an interview to ‘Kashmir Times’ in 1989. He has since resigned his separatist exercise.

While Mirwaiz claims to be underneath ‘home arrest’, his Hurriyat colleagues have gone into oblivion at their respective residences after revocation of J&K’s particular standing in August 2019. Aga Syed Mustafa, SAS Geelani, Bhushan Bazaz and Ghulam Nabi Bhat have died pure demise.

Thirty-two years later, when Amanullah Khan has silently died in Pakistan and the parable of his “Government in Exile” has exploded, the Kashmiris have turned their again on the militants who killed 1000’s and did not spare even the ‘Ministers’ of their own ‘authorities’.

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