A surrendered former Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist has revealed interesting reasons as to why boys from Kashmir join terrorist groups.
During interrogation, Danish Ahmed revealed that youth love to join the terrorist groups to impress girls. He further added that many young terrorists want to surrender but are scared of the leaders as the Hizbul has threatened them to kill them if they do so.
“Youth join militancy to impress girls. Many local girls treat these youth as heroes as they project themselves as Robin Hood, and this impresses many girls.”
Ahmed also said that many leaders of Hizbul Mujahideen have girlfriends and one such person is Abu Dujana. Dujana, a Pakistani national, is allegedly the commander of Lashkar-e-Toiba in the valley and has several girlfriends.
The money looted by the militants from banks is used to buy gifts, high-end cellphones and expensive clothes.
Security forces asked Ahmed’s parents to urge him to surrender as his parents too believed that he will be better off after surrendering. Ahmed told the police and 21 RR that he was asked to recruit youth in North Kashmir for the terrorist outfit.