LeT Threatens Youth Joining Armed Forces
23 March 2004
The Times of India
Srinagar: Lashkar-e-Toyaiba today threatened the Kashmiri youth who are joining army and it said they would be used in anti-militancy operations. Lashkar divisional commander, in a statement to CNS, a local news agency, said it has intelligence inputs that a good number of youths in Kashmir are being provided jobs in army. 'They will create a network of informers and would be engaged in anti-militancy operations. We have a sincere advise for them that they should not make any such effort', he said. The Lashkar commander said it is because of 'the traitors' that Kashmiris are 'enslaved' since 1947. 'It is because of them that big localities were raised to ground, a huge number of men were killed and the dignity of our women was outraged. But despite all this, there is no end to their greed', he said in an apparent dig at politicians. In the name of elections or selections, he said, the section of people were lured by employment avenues or artificial development. 'All this is aimed at deviating the people from their mission. They are employing all their resources in achieving this goal', he said. The Lashkar commander said people have given sacrifices only for 'freedom'. 'We want to end the Indian rule here and would continue our sacrifices till that goal is achieved', he said.