SRINAGAR: Chairperson Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM), Syeda Aasiya Andrabi, on Monday said the Pampore gunfight “revived memories of the earliest battles of Islam”.
“Three men with few weapons and supplies fought one of the world’s largest armies with sophisticated weaponry, for three days. Alhamdulillah, the mujahedeen inflicted huge casualties on Indian forces and dented their morale to a great extent,” Aasiya said in a statement issued here.
She also hailed the people particularly women of Pampore for boosting the morale of the “mujahedeen”.
Women of the area had defied the restrictions and chanted pro-militant slogans.
“One thing needs to be clarified. Mujahedeen hadn’t taken people hostage in the building but made sure they leave safely as was admitted by Army’s operation incharge. The gardener who was killed on the first day received bullets by military,” she said.
Aasiya appealed the pro-freedom leadership of Jammu and Kashmir to call for funeral prayers-in-absentia for the “brave martyrs” and demanded their bodies from the forces for Islamic funeral.