Srinagar, Jan 9: Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) chief Mehmood Shah has expressed heartfelt condolences over the demise of Afzal Guru’s mother and prayed for her heavenly abode.
“She was a brave and courageous mother. She stood steadfast against Indian occupation. She is the role-model for Kashmiri women,” a spokesperson of LeT Dr Abdullah Ghaznavi in a statement issued to GNS quoted Shah as saying.
Mehmood Shah also paid tribute to Jaish-e-Muhammad’s militants killed in Pulwama encounter saying their courageous and persistently professional behavior is a trait of Kashmiri freedom fighters.
“Martyrdom is our honor and strength, not weakness. India will never succeed in its vicious designs in Kashmir,” he said.
LeT chief also rejected the report on Kashmir submitted in Indian parliament that discussed the statistics of “civilian atrocities by the hands of Indian forces, numbers of martyred freedom fighters and deaths of Indian forces personnel”.
Rejecting the report’s statistical credibility, Mehmood Shah said, “The numbers of Indian forces’ casualties are way higher in the recent four years than those misinterpreted in the report. In Uri alone, Indian forces suffered 190 casualties.”
“They must also come up with a statistical report on the number of suicides committed by its forces due to the fear of freedom fighters. Hundreds of forces’ personnel committed suicide in the last four years,” he claimed.