Muzaffarabad: Lashkar-e-Taiba urged United Jihad Council on Monday to step up attacks against Indian forces in Jammu and Kashmir rather than “holding rallies and conferences in Pakistan administered Kashmir”.
“Jehad council should take part in practical jihadi activities in the battlefield of Jammu and Kashmir; there should have been attacks on Indian forces to unnerve New Delhi,” LeT commander Iftikhar Rana said in an address at a ceremony organised by the UJC to commemorate the Martyrs’ Day.
Without naming any one, Rana warned those who were “sending a wrong message across the Line of Control regarding the LeT” and asked them to “shed hypocrisy”.
“If you cannot do anything in Kashmir then don’t indulge in hypocrisy and do not spread hatred there while sitting here,” he said.
Rana said that four sons of LeT commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi were waiting along the LoC to cross over to Kashmir to “take part in Jihad”.
“One of his sons has already been martyred in Kashmir 10 years ago,” he added.
“There are some snakes in our ranks who are damaging the freedom struggle. We are being told that some people are going to take on us after Eid. We are in the battlefield. We will see who does what,” he said.
Probably referring to the Sopore killings, he said that complaints against anyone should be brought to the notice of UJC court rather than issuing threats publically or killing people for the sake of it.
Rana hailed Hurriyat leaders for showing unity towards several issues.
Addressing the ceremony, chairman UJC Syed Salahuddin said the armed struggle will continue “till the departure of the last Indian soldier from the soil of Jammu and Kashmir”.
He said India was planning to change Kashmir’s demography by settling Hindu extremists and refugees from Pakistan, while asking Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif to choose between supporting Kashmir and friendship with India.
“If you cannot contest our case, step aside we will manage any other lawyer for our case,” he said while lashing out at invitation to Modi to visit Pakistan next year.
“The visit of the murderer of Muslims to Pakistan will be tantamount to rubbing salt in the wounds of Kashmiris,” he said.