Photo by Aamir QURESHI / AFP
Photo by Aamir QURESHI / AFP

Days after reports of his death, the terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar has reportedly released an audio clip in which he quashed rumours of his death and warned the Pakistan government to stop persecuting mosques and true Muslims.

According to Times Now, an 11:41 minutes audio clip was released on Wednesday evening and was uploaded on JeM chat platforms in which Azhar talked about India, Pulwama attack and liberals in Pakistan. Azhar, in the audio, started his speech with his fake death story and said that he is alive and doing well. He calls on his followers to start a jihad against India for oppressing Kashmiris. “There are reports about my death. But only God decides how long you live and when you die,” the clip says.

The audio narrates incidents of alleged torture during his time in prison in India and further state that Pakistan was currently acting under pressure. “Fear God,” Azhar said in the speech. “And stop persecuting the mosques, madrassas, and mujahideen. Remember, that when a Muslim flees the battle against the hypocrites, the wrath of Allah is upon him.”

In one part of the speech he talks about liberals like Malala and says that Pakistan being an Islamic country should not allow them to take over the country. “These liberals couldn’t tolerate the Islamisation of Pakistan under Zia-ul-Haq so just imagine what will happen if people like us rise against them,” said Azhar.

Masood Azhar also took a dig at Pakistan’s foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, who said officials were in touch with Jaish. The new audio clip says he was saying things under pressure but none of that was working. He says the Pakistani government will have to accept Jaish as it was.

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