New Delhi, Dec 2, 2016: In a shocking revelation, just a few days before his killing, Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani had spoken to Jamaat-Ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed seeking his blessings and had offered to put up a united front against India.
CNN-News18 reported that it had accessed an audiotape of the conversation between the two terrorists which had been intercepted by Indian intelligence agencies. Wani, from his jungle hideout, had called Saeed in Pakistan.
The channel that Wani talking to Saeed pointed out at a combined effort by Kashmiri militant organisations to ignore their differences and instead pose a united threat to India, Security agency sources told.
However, it also said that the channel could not independently verify the authenticity of the audio clip.
According to the report, Saeed is heard praising Wani, but even while listening to all that he was saying, the Lashkar leader refuses to open his mind. The tape begins with a call from Saeed’s location in Pakistan where his assistant tells Wani that he is handing over the phone to Peer Sahib (Hafiz Saeed).
“You people are living in very difficult conditions. But you don’t have to worry. Whatever you need just tell us we are ready for every help. Will be ready for anything. You just have to tell us,” Saeed tells Wani. Wani tells Saeed that “the enemy is almost defeated and we have to maintain this.” “We have to go all out on attacks and shouldn’t lose this opportunity. For this, we need ammunition and support from the back. We should work together for this (Hizbul & Lashkar),” Wani is heard as saying.
Earlier this year, after Wani’s killing, Media had also reported that Saeed had said that Wani was prepared to die after talking to him.
“A few days before his death, Burhan Wani told me over the phone that it was his desire, his last wish, to talk with me. ‘Now that my desire has been fulfilled, I am waiting for martyrdom,’ he told me,” media quoted Saeed as saying.