SRINAGAR: Hizbul Mujahideen militant commander Riyaz Naikoo has said that militants are grieved to see the family of the killed policemen at SMHS hospital.
“We are grieved to see the pain of the children of the killed policemen. We neither want to see any child becoming orphan nor any mother a widow,” said Riyaz in an audio which went viral on social media.
On Monday, militants attacked a police party who were taking a hardcore Pakistani-origin militant Naveed Jutt alais Hanzullah to SMHS hospital for treatment. In the attack, Hanzullah escaped along with the accomplice – the fact confirmed by Riyaz in the audio.
“Both of them are safely with us now,” Naikoo said. “We don’t want to kill any Kashmiri (policeman) but are forced to do so. To get a Pakistan brother released, we had to kill two Kashmiris. We have to do this to free Kashmir from Indian oppression.”
“We love and hate for the sake of Allah. We don’t have any personal hatred against policemen,” Naikoo added.
The militant commander also said that Pakistanis are leaving their families and country to “fight for our freedom”.
“We must respect this. Personally, I like Pakistanis more than Kashmiris,” Riyaz added.