Islamic State affiliate rejects Kashmir ceasefire

An affiliate of Islamic State – Jundul Khilafah Kashmir – has rejected Ramadhan ceasefire initiative of Government of India in the troubled state and vowed to “continue it’s fight”.

In a message attributed to its “emir” Abu Qasim Al Ansari and same posted on Telegram, the affiliate said: “No ceasefire. We are not fighting for Azadi (freedom). We are fighting for the law of Allah.”

The Islamic State affiliate also threatened to take the fighting inside India. The affiliate said that it has already “welcomed the ceasefire offer by carrying out an attack in Budgam” in which a policeman was killed.

Earlier when J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti sought truce with militants, the Jundul Khilafah posted a similar message on Telegram, stating that Ramadhan is the month of fighting and not ceasefire.