Fight us not our families, Lashkar asks government forces


Srinagar, The militant outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba on Monday asked the government forces to fight them instead of their families.

“Fight the Mujahideen (militants) not their houses. Refrain from entering houses and resorting to vandalisation. Otherwise, you will have to pay for it. And you won’t be able to safeguard your houses,” says the militant belonging to Lashkar-e-Toiba in a video message addressed to police personnel.

The militants, according to the video, will take further steps only after the police act. “We know who are vandalizing our houses and threatening our families. We request them to stop it. If they don’t they should be ready for death,” the outfit adds.

The four-minute video of a militant, Waris belonging to Lashkar-e-Toiba has gone viral on social media and is mainly addressed towards government forces, warning them of attacking their families and houses in case the forces harassment of the families of the militants do not stop.

Citing Quranic verses, the militant says that it is the religion of Islam that prohibits them from acting with the families of government forces like they do, “We don’t transgress even in the enmity as the Quran prescribes us not to. However, if we do, not even a single house of government forces or politicians associated with India will be safe,” he warns.

The militants, he says, follow the path of Prophet, “which prohibits us from indulging in transgression.”

Terming the government forces who attack militant families as “impotent and cowards”, the militant says that they never believe in attacking families of forces for revenge.