Lashkar Asks Forces To Fight In Battlefields Not Target ‘Innocent’ People

SRINAGAR — 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 Mu­jahideen 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 Indian forc­es who have forcefully occupied our land. 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 of protesting against the consequences, be it by the Indian media, politicians or the people.” (GNS)





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