Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) chief Mehmood Shah on Sunday slammed Indian media for spreading “propaganda” that senior journalist and Rising Kashmir Editor Shujaat Bukhari was killed by the outfit’s commander Naveed Jatt.
“This is nothing but a blatant lie. India media endorses its agencies and that is the very reason it strives to hide their vicious activities,” LeT spokesperson Dr Abdullah Ghaznavi in a statement quoted Shah as saying.
Let chief also warned senior BJP leader Lal Singh for threatening Kashmiri journalists saying if Kashmiris will start threatening the likes of Lal Singh, they will get sleepless nights.
Paying tributes to its commander ‘Abu Bakr’ Shakir Ahmed and his comrades killed in an encounter in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district, LeT chief said Indian forces are facing “severe frustration” and have opted to activate NSG commandos.
“India has realized that it has failed to achieve any success in sustaining its illegal occupation for the last seven decades, and won’t be able to sustain it in future too,” he said.
“The voices of innocent Kashmiris are being silenced by severe atrocities, teargas shelling, and point-blank firings,” Mehmood Shah said while strongly condemning the forces’ “atrocities” on people in Kulgam.
“Indian forces have completely lost their senses. They are mentally frustrated,” LeT chief said adding that the human rights organizations and the international community must take notice of “this terrorism”.
He offered his good wishes to the injured and said that India will have to pay for “this crime”. “We are proud of our brave people. Their utterly support to their brave sons is exemplary,” he said.
Lashkar chief added that “the pure blood of martyrs and their sacrifices will not go in vain”. “There will be hundreds to pick up a fallen gun. Our fight is for the truth and justice,” he said.
He said India has committed severe human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir. “The United Nations is of the same opinion today. If United Nations is biased on the Indian narrative then India endorses it but if the world body exposes the dark side of India, the New Delhi protests,” he said. (GNS)