Sopore: Hizbul Mujhideen Tuesday said that it will not spare the killers of Sheikh Altaf who was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Sopore on Tuesday morning.
In a statement to local news agencies, Salim Hashmi, spokesman of the outfit quoting Hizb Chief said that Syed Salahuddin during his address to Hizb Command Council said that the killing of Sheikh Altaf is sheepish act of Indian agencies. Altaf was a true soldier of freedom struggle who spent years in narrow cells of the Indian jails. He never gave up and at present too he was a responsible leader of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat, he said adding that his brother Abdul Rouf was put to death by Indian troops in 1999.
We condemn this killing and want to send clear and loud message to the enemies, that they cant suppress the freedom struggle by such tactics.
Syed Salahudin said that anti-freedom struggle forces are busy in making plots to create confusion in Sopore that has been the epicenter of freedom struggle. The murder of Sheikh Altaf is the part of this conspiracy. People are asked to beware of these elements and cooperate and support the militants to foil the wicked designs of anti-freedom struggle elements, he said.
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