Srinagar, July 30 : Chief Lashkar-e-Taiba Mahmood Shah on Sunday said India can no longer sustain its “illegal occupation” of Jammu Kashmir as the “ever-changing policies” of its security forces are evident to their defeat.
“India is torturing the youth to death so as to sabotage the freedom struggle of Kashmiris. Breaking into the houses of martyrs and imposing violence on elders, women and children is a usual business of occupational forces,” Dr Abdullah Gaznavi quoting LeT chief Mahmood Shah said in a statement issued to news agency GNS.
“India is reaching out to the heights of shame by imposing false charges on Hurriyat leaders while putting them behind bars. The biasness of Indian policies is evident. Despite their tiresome efforts via media war, the alliance, unity, and harmony between the Hurriyat leadership, mujahideen and locals stands stronger than ever. The defeat has been written in the fate of India,” the Lashkar chief said.
Shah requested world’s humanitarian organizations to “speak up against illegal arrests of Hurriyat leadership, torture, killings and disappearances of those picked up by Indian forces”. “If India does not put a stop to its barbarism, then no power on earth can save it from its ill-fated defeat,” he said.
Mahmood Shah also paid tribute to militants Shakir Ahmed and Shabbir Ahmed, affiliated to Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, who were killed in gunfight with government forces in Tahab, Pulwama of south Kashmir. (GNS)
2015 Kashmir Despatch