Hizbul Mujahideen Accuses Army of ‘Honey Trapping’ Kashmiri Women; Warns Parents Against Army-Linked Tours
Hizbul Mujahideen Accuses Army of ‘Honey Trapping’ Kashmiri Women; Warns Parents Against Army-Linked ToursRiyaz Naikoo (centre). (pic via Twitter)

An audio clip released by Hizbul Mujahideen commander Riyaz Naikoo warns women in the valley against coming in contact with Army men to avoid getting "honey trapped". He says in the clip, “The Army has touched a new low by employing Kashmiri girls as honey trap after using them as spies,” as reported by the Times of India.

“We have received information that the Army is luring girls and using them to spy on mujahideen. The Army is blackmailing girls and pitting them against us," Naikoo says in the clip.

The clip that has gone viral in the Kashmir Valley, comes days after Major Gogoi was briefly detained by Jammu and Kashmir police along with a Kashmiri woman and a third person.

The woman, had told a magistrate that she had gone to see Major Gogoi - her “Facebook friend” - out “of her own free will”.

Accusing the Army of “sponsoring tours as a weapon to create a web of spies”, Naikoo has warned parents and teachers as well. “We will not spare those parents who send their girls on Army tours. Teachers, too, will face the brunt if they force students to undertake Army tour. I urge youth not to fall prey to army's tactics and become informers,” he said in the clip.

Naikoo could be referring to the ‘sadbhavana’ (goodwill) mission under which the Army takes school children from Kashmir valley to different places in the country for cultural interaction.

Meanwhile, in Drabgam area of Kashmir's Pulwama district, two top Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists were killed in an encounter with security forces. "Sameer Bhat, a resident of Drubgam, and Aquib Khan, a resident of Rajpora area of south Kashmir's Pulwama district, were eliminated during an encounter today," a senior police official said.

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