Srinagar, Sept 27: Militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba on Tuesday threatened J&K’s education minister Naeem Akhtar of “dire consequences” for “forcefully breaking shutdown” calendar and said that the current public agitation in was not against education but the “seven decades old Indian occupation.”
In an emailed statement to The Kashmir Monitor, outfit’s spokesman Abdullah Ghaznavi quoted LeT Chief Mehmood Shah saying that “the people of Kashmir were all standing up to confront the oppression” in the current situation.
“Education Minister Naeem Akhtar should desist from trying to break the shutdown forcefully as Kashmiris are educated enough to decide what is good or bad for them. The present struggle is not against education system but against Indian occupation. If Nayeem Akhtar does not budge, we will initiate action against him,” the statement quoted Mehmood Shah.
In a statement, the LeT chief also castigated India for ‘spreading lies about Kashmir issue.’
“It is really a shameful act on part of India that it is teaching world community about the disastrous effects of terrorism while in Kashmir it has unleashed a reign of terror where it has been killing innocent civilians and blinding youth,” he said.
“On the one hand India is claiming that Kashmir is its integral party while on the other it is suppressing and oppressing people of Kashmir. Does any country torment its own people? India is taking the shelter of falsehood,” he said adding that “India’s attempt to put a carpet on truth will not succeed”.