SRINAGAR: Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) chief Mehmood Shah said on Tuesday that after the return of militant Majid Khan to his home at his mother’s request, Indian forces are “compelling” family members of other militants to follow suit. Henceforth, he vowed, “no freedom fighter will ever return to his home”.
“We clarify to India that the indigenous freedom struggle of Kashmir stands firmly on the grounds of sacrifices,” LeT spokesperson Dr Abdullah Ghaznavi in a statement issued to GNS quoted Shah as saying. “Our elders, brothers, mothers, sisters, daughters, and children have invested their blood in the freedom struggle.”
He said the incident of Shafi Gojri is enough for New Delhi to accept the “bitter reality” that “even though Indian forces forcibly called his wife and children to encounter-site, Shafi preferred martyrdom over slavery”.
“We are very well aware of our domestic issues and Indian conspiracies. This is an indigenous freedom struggle of Kashmir,” the spokesperson quoted the outfit’s chief as saying.
He added, “Our mothers are neither afraid of Indian threats nor will they call upon their sons to get back to their homes. They are the mothers who consider their martyrs as grooms. From now on, no freedom fighter will ever return to his home. It is Indian forces who have to quit. They must vacate Kashmir.”
“It is the defeat of the Indian establishment and their vicious plans that instead of fighting on grounds, they chose to make plea to the mothers of the nation. Indian plans will bite dust eventually,” the spokesperson quoted the Lashkar chief as saying.