SRINAGAR: Ameer Muslim Deeni Mahaz (MDM) Dr Muhammad Qasim on Sunday termed the killing of militant commander Yaseen Itoo alias Gaznavi and his two associates as a “huge loss to the movement”.
“Yaseen was a mujahid par excellence and has done glorious service in the field of jihad,” Dr Qasim said in a statement. “After serving a detention of more than a decade, Yaseen instead of choosing a life of comfort joined back jihad and was seen as a man of great acumen.”
“In this period of great fitna, Yaseen was a mujahid commander who stood for unity in the ranks and was looked up to by all ranks and files in mujahideen,” he said. “It is a moment of sadness for (the) entire resistance camp.”
The MDM chief said the sacrifice of Yaseen Itoo and his two associates will be remembered for times to come. “Yaseen’s martyrdom is an irreparable loss. His efforts to maintain unity and his leadership will be missed. We pray to Almighty Allah to elevate the status of these martyrs and (grant) sabr (patience to) their families,” he said.