Experts opine vertical split in Hizbul Mujahideen

Several experts on Indo-Pakistan relations on Thursday hinted that Hizbul Mujahideen will split vertically and the withdrawal of ceasefire by HM was only a brief halt to ongoing process of bringing back peace in Jammu and Kashmir.

Several experts on Indo-Pakistan relations on Thursday hinted that Hizbul Mujahideen will split vertically and the withdrawal of ceasefire by HM was only a brief halt to ongoing process of bringing back peace in Jammu and Kashmir.

Deputy Director of Institute of Defence and Strategic
analysis (IDSA) Kapil Kak said the first and foremost thing
for withdrawal of the ceasefire was an extensive pressure on Hizbul Mujahideen from other militant groups including Lashker-e-Toiba and radical elements within the Pakistani Army.

“The withdrawal of the ceasefire offer is not a full stop
to the peace process but only a comma,” Says kak.

He said that indications were enough that outfit working in
Kashmir might breakaway from their masters in Islamabad as they had understood that people in Kashmir were only for
peace.

Another expert, K Sreedhar of IDSA, said that the
announcement of unilateral ceasefire was a Pakistani plan As Islamabad is desperate to hold talks with India.

“Pakistan had apparently thought that either India would
turn the offer down or accept involving Islamabad in talks,”
He said.

Sreedhar also said there would be a cleavage between
commanders operating in the valley and those in Islamabad.

Referring to ceasefire withdrawal, Sreedhar blamed the
Talibanisation of Pakistani Army and said if Pervez
Musharraf has to rule that country, he has to keep such
elements happy.

Report: Zeenext Bureau

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