Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) chief Mehmood Shah has paid tribute to militants Umari Majid, Waseem Ahmed, Mushtaq Ahmed Mir, Abbas Ahmed Bhatt, Khalid Farooq Malak, and Dr Saifullah killed on Sunday in a gunfight with forces in Shopian.
A spokesperson of LeT Dr Abdullah Ghaznavi in a statement issued to GNS quoted Shah as saying, “These martyrdoms are a significant part of the indigenous freedom struggle. The 70 companions of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) attained martyrdom in Battle of Uhud and the Prophet (PBUH) himself was injured which is evident to the truth that Islam does demand sacrifices.”
“Patience in the battlefield against the occupational and tyrant forces renders great successes. The martyrs of Kashmir are reviving the same spirits as of the Battle of Uhud. Allah (SWT) blessed Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and His companions with victory at the end in the Battle of Uhud, it was because of their utmost patience and because of the fact that they stood steadfast in the battle,” Mehmood Shah said.
LeT chief thanked people for their “unmatched love for freedom fighters” and said that “such sacrifices, emotions, and symbols of support are a true asset”.
“We are proud of our honorable people. But we still have to face many conspiracies of the enemy together. The grand conspiracy of the enemy at this time against youth is to indulge them in lewdness in the name of culture. Social media is being used as an integral part of this vicious goal,” he said.
“We must ask for our forgiveness from Allah (SWT). The parents must take immense care in bringing up their children. They must have their children married as soon as they reach puberty. Doing so will positively impact the society and will shower immense blessings from Allah (SWT),” Mehmood Shah said.