Srinagar, Apr 21: Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) on Saturday condemned the arrest of Syeda Asiya Andarabi, Chairperson of Dukhtaran-e-Millat, and other activists.
In an e-mailed statement issued to KNS, the outfit spokesman, Dr Abdullah Ghaznawi quoted the LeT chief; Mahmood Shah said that “booking women under false accusations is a severe human rights violation. The struggle for Jammu Kashmir is purely indigenous. The pure blood of martyrs has driven this struggle. The vicious plans of Indian terrorism cannot suppress the freedom struggle.”
“Dukhtaran-e-Millat is the representative identity of Kashmiri women. It is a fundamental and just right of every Kashmiri to raise their voice against illegal Indian occupation. Syeda Asia Andarabi and their activists have not committed any crime by merely protesting for fundamental rights. The Indian state must issue their release on their earliest,” he said.
Shah said that “it is strange that while India is forcing the freedom fighters to lay down their weapons and at the same moment, it is arresting the Hurriyat leaders and spilling the blood of innocent youth.”
“This deceit will not last any longer than now. The counter-attacks by Mujahideen and their support by the public has frustrated the Indian forces so much that they resorted into asking the freedom fighters to lay down their weapons, which in itself is against their code,” LeT chief added.
“In reality, India is seeking a safe exit from Jammu Kashmir. Be it the disguise of fake promises of negotiations or the use of barbaric force by Indian Forces, all are nothing but to sabotage the indigenous freedom struggle of Kashmiris. The freedom struggle of Jammu Kashmir is in its decisive stages. The public, Hurriyat leaders and the Mujahideen are on the same page which is evident from the statement of Indian Army Chief,” he said.
Shah requested the human rights organizations to observe diplomatic efforts in forcing the Indian government to release Syed Asiya Andarabi and her activists. (KNS)