Srinagar, Oct 10: Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) on Tuesday paid glowing tributes to slain militants who were on Monday killed in a gunfight with government forces at Gattipora Kellar in south Kashmir’s Shopian district.
A spokesperson of the outfit Dr Abdullah Ghaznavi quoted the LeT chief Mehmood Shah as paying tributes to “lone brother of six sisters” Umair alias Ubaid, Jaish-e-Muhammad commander Yasir alias Khalid and other militants.
“The sacrifices of these martyrs are an open proof that the struggle for freedom against Indian rule will continue and that the whole nation has pledged that they want nothing less than freedom,” Dr Ghaznavi quoted Shah as saying. “Even if we have to render thousands of more lives but we will never accept Indian occupation.”
The outfit termed Indian forces as a “group of dacoits whose job is to kill, loot and plunder”. The spokesperson said forces is scared of “mujahedeen” and the “character assassination of mujahedeen is a serious allegation”.
“Indian agencies are involved in braid chopping incidents across valley,” Dr Ghaznvai quoted Shah as saying, adding, “The black sheep will be exposed very soon.” (GNS)