Islamic extremism become all the more important when it comes to the Pakistan occupied portion of Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.

Islamic extremism is the most lethal weapon in the arsenal of Pakistan Army. Rawalpindi uses this munition whenever it sees righteous political thinking gaining ground or there’s a perceptible rise in public awareness in areas under its occupation. Pakistan generals know quite well that a vigilant population never allows arbitrary infringement of fundamental rights and would raise its voice against misappropriation of resources that would put Pakistan Army in the dock. And the panacea for all ills of Pakistan generals is Islamic extremism.

Radical Islamic extremism become all the more important when it comes to the Pakistan occupied portion of Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan, because Islamic extremism in any part of Kashmir and/or Gilgit-Baltistan ensure international eyeballs and unlimited sources of founds. In the name of being saviors of Islam, Pakistan Army collect huge funds from Gullible Muslim around the world, pockets a large sum for themselves and use the remaining to add fuel to Islamic terrorisms. This is show Rawalpindi has managed to rule across Pakistan with an iron fist for the last seven years.

This scripts is now being re-enacted in Baltistan.

Over the last few years people across Gilgit-Baltistan have been raising voice against human rights violations, sexual exploitation by Pak Army solders and against the illegal land grabbing business of Pak military. Anew thinking was shaping the collective consciousness.

Questions were also raised about the malignant policies of Islamabad and fingers were being pointed towards military establishment for illegal appropriation of natural resources of Gilgit-Baltistan. Recent Protesters in Skardu against the illegal and grabbing by Pakistan Air Force (PAF) had rung alarm bells in Rawalpindi. It did not end here. Islamabad and the military establishment are vexed by public demands to put an end to illegal and coercive occupation of local people’s land by Pakistan Army, punish the Army personal involved in sexual assault and grand of autonomy to Gilgit-Baltistan.

It’s in this backdrop that Rawalpindi fired its first salvo by unleashing fugitive Islamic terrorist Habib-ur-Rehman on Gilgit-Baltistan.

On July 7, a video surfaced on social media where Habib-ur-Rehman and his accomplices were seen holding an open court (kangaroo court) in Gilgit-Baltistan. This kangaroo court went on through the day with heavily armed Islamic terrorists taking turns to address the locals.

Who is Habib-ur-Rehman?

Habib-ur-Rehman along with other Islamic terrorists was involved in the killing of ten foreign mountaineers at Nanga Parbat in 2013. He was also the perpetrator of the attack on a passenger bus in Mansehra district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. The passenger bus was stopped at Lulusar and twenty Shia passengers were killed after being identified.

Habib-ur-Rehman and his band of Islamic radicals were also involved in the burning of a girls’ school in the Diamer district of Gilgit-Baltistan. Liaquat Khan, Habib’s accomplice, was also involved in other extremist incidents besides the Nanga Parbat incident.

Later on all these terrorists were arrested by the Gilgit-Baltistan Police. However, Habib-ur-Rehman along with two other terrorists managed to esca0e from the Gilgit Jail in 2015. He then went into hiding after escaping from jail, albeit under supervision of Rawalpindi. The Paki generals have now pulled out Habib-ur-Rehman when they need his ‘services’ to start a fresh wave of Islamic extremism across Gilgit-Baltistan. And so on July 7 Habib-ur-Rehman held this kangaroo court at the polo ground in Babusar Top at Diamer district, where he was interviewed by a local reporter who released the ‘video interview’ on social media.

In the video Habib-ur-Rehman openly claims that he had an agreement with the Pakistani government and its intelligence agencies. It was under this agreement that Habib-ur-Rehman and other terrorists held the day long kangaroo court under the banner of “Mujahideen Gilgit-Baltistan and Kohistan” where religious, secular, economic, social, domestic and foreign issues were discussed.

Habib-ur-Rehman ‘Hakwanda’ announced that Islamabad must ensure the implementation of peace agreement reached on February 20, 2019 at Khanjari Guchhar in Gilgit-Baltistan. “We call for peace and want lasting peace in Gilgit-Baltistan,” he said at the kangaroo court.

All this is sham.

The real objective of holding this kangaroo court was to spread the word across Gilgit-Baltistan that the new custodians of Islam have arrived and they will interpret Islamic tenets for the locals.

Mubarak Jan, the Gilgit=Baltistan Police spokesman declined to comment about the kangaroo court held by terrorist Habib-ur-Rehman, probably upon orders from Rawalpindi to stay away from this larger gambit.

Senior police officials of Gilgit-Baltistan confirmed that the leader of Habib-ur-Rehman’s group is one Maulvi Abdul Hameed. This group calls itself “Mujahidden Gilgit-Baltistan and Kohistan” who have anointed themselves as the authority for Gilgit-Baltistan.

Pakistan Army’s dirty game in Gilgit-Baltistan

This sudden emergence of Habib-ur-Rehman and other Islamic radical terrorists under the banner of “Mujahideen Gilgit-Baltistan and Kohistan” after seven years and the refusal of local administration to take any action against them is itself a proof that all of this has been planned by Pakistan’s military establishment.

Holding of kangaroo court and releasing video interview in social media is an effort to terrorise locals across Gilgit-Baltistan and stifle their demands for political, social and fundaments rights.


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