Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) has paid tribute to its top commander Naveed Jatt and his associate who were killed in a gunfight with government forces on Wednesday in Budgam district and said: “both the warriors were true sons of the soil who fought till last breath”.
A spokesperson of LeT Dr Abdullah Ghaznavi in a statement issued to GNS also thanked people who “feed and take care of these warriors as their own sons”.
“We also request Kashmiri people to not listen to the propaganda and lies of the Indian state and their lackeys in Kashmir. Their only intention is to defame and discredit these warriors who have left all the comforts of their life and chosen a path of sacrifice for freedom,” he said.
“India has itself been exposed time and again when it killed innocent tourists, members of minority communities and even its own military officers and then conveniently put the blame on indigenous Kashmiri fighters only to defame us and our struggle, but every time its concocted stories were exposed in front of the whole world. This, however, has had no effect on the India which continues to propagate white lies with a straight face even as these fantasy stories have become a laughing stock before the world,” the LeT spokesperson added.
Paying tribute to Naveed Jutt, LeT said, “Every soul in Jammu Kashmir is heart-wrenched over the loss of their son. Glad tidings are for Kashmiris who feed and take care of these warriors as their own sons and show up in their funeral processions in massive numbers so as to record their protest against illegal Indian occupation.”