Yes Militants Were Behind Tower Attacks: Hizb

SRINAGAR:  Front ranking militant group Hizbul Mujahideen Thursday disclosed that the report prepared by its inquiry commission has established the role of its activist in attacks on telecommunication towers and people associated with the trade in Sopore early this year.

Hizb in a statement said that in the light of the report submitted by the inquiry commission, it has suspended Abdul Qayoom Najar from the basic membership of the organization as according to the outfit the said militant was found involved in the killing of innocent people and the recent attacks on cellular towers in the Kashmir Valley.

Hizb spokesperson Salim Hashmi quoting the Supreme Commander Syed Salahuddin said that Abdul Qayoom Najar is no more a part of the Hizb and he should not be linked with the organization. “During his address to the Hizb Command Council, Syed Salahuddin said that the basic membership of Najar has been suspended as he played a key role in murdering some innocent persons, indulged in character assassination of Hurriyat leaders and attacked the telecommunication set up in Valley.”

“The report submitted by the inquiry commission has proved that Qayoom Najar in an utter disregard to the Hizb leadership violated the constitution of the outfit and carried out condemnable acts. Our constitution does not allow or permit such actions,” Salahuddin said.

Salahuddin said that such anti-people activities always prove counterproductive for the freedom movement and advertently or inadvertently such acts help the anti-freedom movement elements.
Condemning the anti-freedom movement acts of self-styled Lashkar-e-Islam organization, Syed Salahuddin said that every attempt to weaken the ongoing freedom struggle in Kashmir will be foiled. 

It may be recalled that Sopore town was rocked by string of mysterious attacks in the last week of May by Lashkar-e-Islam, a hitherto unknown group. 


Besides shooting dead at least two persons associated with the telecom trade, the group’s action led to disruption in mobile servioces across North Kashmir for over a month. Four other people were also shot dead, three of them were from Hurriyat Conference (G), in subsequent attacks.

While Hurriyat factions blamed New Delhi for attacks saying it was reviving Ikhwan culture latter had blamed militants.

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