Militant outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) on Wednesday rejected the Ramadhan ceasefire announced by the central government by calling it a “drama”.
In a statement, LeT spokesman Dr Abdullah Ghaznavi while quoting the outfit’s chief Mahmood Shah, said that “ceasefire is no option and no thought can be given to such a compromise.”
“We deem it as a sin and disgrace to the sacrifices made in the freedom struggle. We are the heirs of the martyrs. Opting for such choice is treachery to blood of martyrs and there is no disgrace worse than this (opting for a ceasefire),” he said in the statement.
Ghaznavi said the statement of Home Minister Rajnath Singh “is nothing but a drama.”
“It may be a wish of India and its few sympathizers and nothing else. Bipin Rawat is of the opinion that he may threaten Kashmiris by imposing atrocities on unarmed students. It has neither happened before nor will it happen now. We were active in the resistance before and so we will be in future,” he said.
Shah, according to the spokesman, said that they favour the negotiations but not in the presence of armed forces in the region.
Shah is also quoted to have said that the Jihad Council has complete faith in the leadership of Syed Salahuddin.
“Our mothers are supporting us by picking up the guns and we can never betray their trust. This indigenous freedom struggle is supported by the pure blood of martyrs and we can never let anyone betray it. We promise to the people that we will never betray their trust and the immense sacrifices they have gone through in the freedom struggle,” Shah said. “We will fight to the last drop of our blood in our struggle against illegal occupation. India shall soon witness the wrath of the people. We will continue the armed struggle until Jammu and Kashmir has won its freedom”. (KNS)