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Hizb tells militants: ‘Exercise caution when using phones, beware of informers’

Srinagar, May 06: Militant outfit Hizbul Mujahideen on Sunday cautioned the militants against use of mobile phones and “ignoring the fact that a massive grid of informers was always working against them.”
Hizb Chief Syed Salahuddin who, as per an emailed statement to The Kashmir Monitor, was chairing a command council meet in the backdrop of the deaths, said that militants, “in their love and passion for freedom should not forget that Indian forces have created a huge network of people who have bartered their conscience and are only and only deputed to work as human intelligence.”
“Militants need to be vigilant of this conscience-less network of informers,” he said.
Salahuddin paid tributes to the five militants killed in Shopian encounter on Sunday.
He, the statement added, also directed the militants to be cautious when using mobile phones “since its use gives away the location of a militant.”
“Militants in general and those associated with Hizb in particular are being directed to exercise caution,” he said.
“The martyrdoms of Professor Dr Muhammad Rafi Bhat, Commander Saddam Padder, Bilal Ahmad, Adil Malik and Tauseef Ahmad are extremely painful and an irreparable loss however history is witness that the sacred blood of martyrs creates many more such militants,” the statement read.
On Dr Rafi, a KU assistant professor, joining militancy only a day earlier, the Hizb Chief said that “Dr Rafi proved that a day of freedom is better than 100 years of slavery.”