SOURCE: INDIA TODAY
Banned terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) is instigating Muslims by raising issues such as Narendra Modi’s visit to Israel, lynching of Muslim youths, apart from the Kashmir issue, to target the Prime Minister and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
In two separate audio messages, the outfit has threatened attacks from Kashmir to Kanyakumari and calls chemicals, medicines and petroleum their latest weapons.
Security agencies are on their toes after the two audio messages surfaced this week. The messages are in the name of ‘Saadi’, a pen name used by JeM chief Masood Azhar.
The messages are written by Azhar himself and the audio is recorded by one of his associates identified as Talah, the man behind Pathankot attack, claims security agencies. What has left security forces in a tizzy is that soon after the release of the video, an attack was carried out on Amarnath pilgrims in which seven people were killed. Also, a packet of white powder was discovered inside the Uttar Pradesh Assembly, which was found to be Pentaerythritol tetranitrate (PETN), a plastic explosive that is the most dangerous of its kind.
JEM’S NEW WEAPONS
The terror outfit also revealed plans of attacks through vehicles, electricity, petrol, fertilizer, sand and medicines. Azhar, also the mastermind of the Parliament attack, called for the use of ‘new weapons for war’ instead of traditional ones such as guns, grenades and bullets.
In the audio, he highlighted that now there is no need of bombs, bullets, guns, grenade, launchers or training in this ‘fight for jihad’. He further indicates a new style of attacks with use of props such as vehicles, electricity, petrol, fertilizer and more significantly, medicines. The audio also says that jihadis now do not require any mastermind, instigation or training as they are ‘self motivated’.
MODI, YOGI ON TARGET RADAR?
It is to be mentioned here that the chemical substance found in the UP Assembly building (PETN) also has medicinal uses and is often used in the treatment of certain heart conditions such as angina pectoris. Medicines such as Lentonitrat contains maximum amount of PETN and its variables are available in the market. The audios, copies of which are available with Mail Today, have also been acknowledged by security agencies.
Modi and Yogi’s names have been taken multiple times in the messages. Azhar expressed anger at Modi’s visit to Israel and called for action against Jews and Hindus whom he called his ‘first enemies’. He also blamed the government and Hindus for the recent lynching of a Muslim youth in Haryana on a train. Security forces on Saturday gunned down three JeM terrorists in Tral area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district. The killing of the terrorists is a major setback for the outfit which is trying to revive its activities.