SRINAGAR: Paying tributes to the slain militants, Bashir Lashkari (Ukasha) and another militant, who were killed on Saturday in Dialgam village, Dukhtaran-e-Millat Secretary General Nahida Nasreen on Saturday described Bashir as a symbol of resilience.
“Shaheed Bashir remained steadfast in the way of Jihad for many years and achieved martyrdom serving the great cause,” Nasreen said in a statement.
Resident of Sopshali area of Kokernag, Bashir Ahmad Wani alias Ukasha, popularly known as Bashir Lashkari served as district commander of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) for Anantnag.
“Though, the loss of a Mujahid is always a great loss to the nation, however, for a Mujahid getting martyred in the way of Allah is always supreme,” Nasreen said.
She added that despite remaining in custody and getting “tortured” for 3 years, Bashir after getting bail in 2005 kept “supporting the Mujahideen”.
“In 2009, however, Bashir joined Lashkar-e-Toiba and was again arrested in 2010 in Bijbehara. For the next four years he was tortured beyond the human imagination and was released in 2014.”
Terming his life as a model for all those “who were in the way of Jihad in 90’s and were later arrested”, Nasreen said that the life of Bashir is an extraordinary “form of resistance”, and a “model for all such people”.
Paying tributes to the people of Breinty Dialgam, Nasreen said that the people of the surrounding villages exhibited resilience, and risked their lives to try and save the militants. “The people of Kashmir have understood the value of the life of a militant,” she said adding that the peoples’ movement has frustrated the Indian state and “they are using every cheap trick to play it down”.
She also paid tributes to the slain civilians who lost their lives while trying to save the lives of miltiants.
Showering praise on Tahira, Nasreen said that the womenfolk has always played an active role in the movement.