SRINAGAR: Paying tributes to Aqib Ahmad Bhat alias Aqib Molvi and a guest militant Hamas, who were killed in a 27-hour-long firefight with government forces in Nazneenpora village of Tral in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) chjef Syeda Aasiya Andrabi on Monday said youths are laying down their precious lives for a “sanctified cause and ideological mission”.
In a statement issued here, Aasiya said, “The gallant sacrifices are the priceless assets of the ongoing resistance movement. It is an incomprehensible matter as to how the mujahideen are being martyred selectively. During the previous year, 70 mujahideen have been martyred. This is concerning as after the martyrdom of Abu Qasim the bodies of our guest mujahideen are not being handed over to the local people but instead buried at unknown places. It shows that the military might of India is now afraid of the martyrs’ bodies. People have to think out a ploy to get these pious sacred bodies so that they can be given a warm see off and Islamic burial.”
Andrabi said forces have waged a war against innocent Kashmiris as “entire Tral was made a battlefield”. “After Indian Army Chief Bipin Rawat’s threat, forces have literally gone berserk and have caged the whole population and behave like wild animals. They fire live bullets, pellets and shells directly at the civilians,” she said.
“This is a war against the innocent Kashmiris,” DeM chief said, adding, “People marching to save mujahideen is an ample proof that they are blindly in love with them. This is the bravery of the people of Kashmir and their love for the mujahideen and freedom that makes them do so.”
“This is the writing on the wall for Indian think tanks and occupational machinery. Sooner they realise it, the better it is for them,” she added.