Lashkar allowed Majid to leave on mother’s request: Spokesperson

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Srinagar

Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) chief Mehmood Shah on Friday said a youth Majid Arshad Khan, who joined the militant ranks over a week ago, was permitted to leave for his home on the request of his mother, since he was the only guarantor to his household.

“Lashkar-e-Taiba has never sought violence or barbarism,” a spokesperson of the outfit Dr Abdullah Ghaznavi said in a statement to a news agency, while quoting LeT chief. “The current development is evident to this claim.”

He said the “freedom struggle of Kashmir is being brought up by the sacrifices of whole nation and if one mother calls upon his 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 Arshad 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 alleged. “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 police officers will bear severe consequences,” he said

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