Another video of activists is broadcast on social networks
Worrying among government forces in the Kashmir Valley, activists have released a new video on social networking sites, showing at least 20 of them, all armed, posing for the camera in an orchard somewhere in the south Kashmir.
According to police sources, the video, made up of at least 20 militants belonging to both Hizb and LeT, led by its commander, Umar Malik, appears to have been shot dead in the Shopian region of southern Kashmir. .
Last week, a similar video, broadcast on social networks and showing at least 25 militants carrying arms led by the commander of Hezbul Mujahideen, Zeenat-ul-Islam, said that one of the militants could to be Manan, the scholar turned militant of Hizbul Mujahideen. Wani. The camera zooms in on each face. Some activists in the group still need to be identified.
According to police sources, the two videos appeared to have been shot in Shopian's orchards in southern Kashmir, and included activists from Hizbul Mujahideen and Lashkar-e-Toiba. Videos are thought to have been shot recently as small apples can be seen hanging from trees.
"It really worries us," said the police officer. "If so many activists can get together in one place and shoot a video, we need to be concerned about how they managed to do it despite the presence of government forces and heightened vigilance, especially in Kashmir.
"It seems like another attempt to attract young boys (towards militancy)," said another police officer. "They (activists) use social media effectively."
He said security had already been strengthened in the Kashmir valley, particularly in the Srinagar and southern regions, following August 15.