SRINAGAR: Lashkar-e-Taiba on Friday demanded immediate release of resistance leaders including Aasiya Andrabi, Dr Muhammad Qasim, Shabir Ahmad Shah, Masarat Alam, Mushtaq ul Islam and warned the “Delhi Sarkar” if any untoward happens to them.
The outfit’s chief Mehmood Shah in a statement issued to a local news agency GNS said the only crime of these leaders is that they “demand freedom”.
“If any kind of harm is imposed upon these Hurriyat leaders, Delhi Sarkar will (have to) pay the price,” the Lashkar chief warned and urged the world’s humanitarian organisations to visit Jammu Kashmir and take notice of “inhumane behaviour of Indian forces” in jails.
Shah also expressed concern over the poor health condition of Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) chairperson Syeda Aasiya Andrabi and her husband Dr Muhammad Qasim Faktoo – the Ameer of Muslim Deeni Mahaz – in jail.
“The two leaders are denied medical care which is a violation of basic human rights and a condemnable act,” he said. “Indian security forces have been guilty of (committing) violence and killings innocent people.”
Mehmood Shah strongly condemned the prolonged arrest of Aasiya and her secretary Sofi Fehmeeda under “fake” PSA. “Such inhumane (and) shameful acts can’t suppress the freedom movement,” he said.