Srinagar: Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) chief Mehmood Shah on Friday said that Majid Khan, who joined the militants just over a week ago, was permitted to leave for his home on the request of his mother since he was the only guardian of his household.
“Lashkar-e-Taiba has never sought violence or barbarism. The current development is evidence of this claim,” the outfit’s spokesperson Dr Abdullah Ghaznavi said in a statement to news agency GNS.
He said the “freedom struggle of Kashmir is being brought up by the sacrifices of entire nation, and if one mother calls upon her son to get back to her, we will respect her decision.
“But the world must witness the barbarism and violence imposed on the household of Majid Irshad Khan for the crime of standing up against the illegal Indian occupation,” the LeT spokesperson said.
“The family members were threatened to death by Indian forces, in reaction to which his mother requested him to come back,” Ghaznavi said. “We respected the mother’s call.
“If, under any circumstances, Majid is martyred by police under the disguise of fake encounter, then the sons of the very same police officers will bear severe consequences,” he said.