Jammu And Kashmir Ultras Face Cash Crunch

Jammu And Kashmir Ultras Face Cash Crunch

20 May 2012
DNA
Ishfaq ul Hassan

Srinagar: Cash crunch seems to have hit the militants hard in the strife-torn Jammu and Kashmir. Suspected militants of Hizb-ul-Mujhadeen have put up posters in Kishtwar area asking people to return their holdings since the “Kashmir movement is passing through a critical stage”. Hand-written posters in Urdu issued by its divisional commander were put up outside the local mosque at Kishtwar reminding people that the time has come when they should return the holdings without committing any fraud. “For the last many years our holdings (money) is being held by some trustworthy people. Time has come when they should fulfil their duties and return our things back to us since Kashmir movement is going through a very critical phase”, reads the English translation of the posters. The divisional commander has also issued warnings against gobbling up their fortune. “We hope the custodians of our holdings will not compel us to use force for getting back our stuff”, reads the poster. Militants also cautioned the people against those elements who are allegedly spreading hate against them. “We ask the surrendered militants to return to us and embellish your afterlife”, poster said. Police, however, suspect mischief-mongerers might be behind the putting up posters. “It seems they have taken a computer print out and played a mischief. If somebody lends some money to someone he will go and ask him to return, or will he put up a poster? We have entrusted the job to some officers to look into the issue though no case has been registered formally”, said a police officer. The fresh posters have come five days after militants came out with a hit list of the people for allegedly ‘collaborating’with securitymen in Baramulla district.