LeT asks troops to fight them not civilians


Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) chief Mehmood Shah has strongly condemned the government forces’ attack on the houses of slain militants Majid Zargar and Abdul Shukoor in Kulgam saying forces are spreading terror in Jammu Kashmir.

“India is using terrorism as its state policy. Two houses were attacked by forces in recent days, completely destroying the infrastructure. The members of households were beaten mercilessly without discriminating between women and elderly, whereas the men and young were arrested. Is this the humanity? The security forces are supposed to fight in the battlefields not to kill the innocent women and children,” LeT spokesperson Dr Abdullah Ghaznavi in a statement quoted Shah as saying.

Mehmood Shah also warned forces to refrain from their “vicious tactics” otherwise face “fierce reaction”.

Addressing the people of India, Lashkar chief said, “Kashmiri militants have never taken part in any activity on Indian soil against the people. We are very well aware of the fact that it is the land of Kashmiris. The people have no part in such crime, but if the forces continue to harass and play with the honour of our women, continue to kill the innocent youth, and put the elderly behind bars, then there will be no use in protesting against the consequences, be it by the Indian media, politicians or the people.” (GNS)


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