Says ‘only criminals or Indian paid agents’ can resort to bank robberies
Srinagar: Expressing his sympathies with the families of two J&K Bank security guards, Mushtaq Ahmed and Tariq Ahmed, slain on Monday in a suspected militant attack, the United Jihad Council (UJC), a grouping of Kashmir-based militant outfits, said on Tuesday that only criminals or Indian agents can resort to such heinous crimes.
UJC chief and Hizbul Mujahideen head Syed Salahuddin said in a statement to CNS that “only criminals or Indian paid agents can resort to bank robbery and the killing of bank guards”. He condemned the attack on the bank security guards and expressed sympathies with the bereaved families.
Addressing a high-level meeting, Salahuddin paid rich tributes to three militants killed in Unsoo, Handwara. He said the blood of “martyrs will not go waste”.
While paying tribute to Mysera Bano, the woman killed during the gunfight, Salahuddin said her killing proved that forces don’t differentiate between an armed and an unarmed Kashmiri.
“Irrespective of age, gender and affiliation, India treats every Kashmiri as its foe and feels no hesitation in killing them,” he said.