Srinagar, Feb 09: Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) on Saturday paid tributes to Afzal Guru and Maqbool Bhat on their anniversaries and said that “the martyrs are hallmark of the indigenous freedom struggle.”
In an e-mailed statement issued to KNS, LeT spokesman Dr. Abdullah Ghazanwi quoted the outfit chief Mahmood Shah, said, “The series of martyrdoms in the Jammu Kashmir are continuation of the mission that was initiated by Maqbool Bhatt. This journey will end only when it has achieved its goal of freedom.
Both of them dared to be hanged instead of submitting before Indian occupation. Their utmost goal was nothing but to end the illegal Indian occupation and attain freedom, and it is the very goal which freedom fighters bear today.”
Shah appealed to the international human rights organizations to play their due proactive and responsible role in submitting the dead bodies of Tihar Jail martyrs to their families.
“It is a fundamental human right of any person to have the dead body of their relatives to be turned over to them. India is committing worst human rights violations which must be stopped,” he said.