India a cancer to humanity, peace and harmony: LeT
The terror group also slammed 'Indian media' in its statement.
India will soon 'burn to the ashes', the statement further read.
In a venomous new statement, the Lashkar-e-Taiba has denigrated India, calling it a "cancer" to humanity and a "human-right violator".
The LeT statement, released by spokesperson Dr. Abdullah Ghaznavi, also pillories "Indian media" calling it responsible for spreading "baseless propaganda" and "misguide" the country.
In the statement, the terror group seems to confirm the death of Lashkar commander Junai Mattoo, who was reported to have been killed in an encounter with security forces today.
The statement says Mahmood Shah, the chief of Lashkar-e-Taiba, paid respects to Mattoo, and other militants who were killed in gunfights with security forces. According to the statement, Shah said that their sacrifices will not be in vain and that the "pure and honorable blood of Martyrs shall prove to be the death for India".
The statement goes on to claim that Indian forces are responsible for 'relentlessly' firing on innocents and says that is proof of India 'barbarism'.
The terror group, which today was involved in ambushing and killing six policemen in Anantnag, then goes on to proclaim that India's end is near. "Beware that the fire started by themselves shall soon reach the bricks and stones of India. We shall soon witness India burning to ashes," the statement reads.
Here is the full statement:
"Mahmood Shah, Chief Lashkar-e-Taiba, has paid their tribute to Lashkar Commander, Junaid Mattoo, Azad Malick, Muhammad Ashraf, and Naseer Ahmed Sheikh, Ihsan dar in Kulgam's village Arwani and said that these sacrifices will not go in vain.
The pure and honorable blood of Martyrs shall prove to be the death for India. Mahmood Shah appreciated the mothers, sisters, old and young who came up against Indian forces and in solidarity with their Mujahideen brothers. No power on earth can be proven as fatal to the Mujahideen, the support of our brothers and sisters and the divine help of Allah SWT is what keeps us standing firm in our ranks against a brutal enemy.
The relentless firing of Indian forces on innocent is enough for the world to witness the barbarism of India. India is a cancer to the humanity, love, peace and harmony in the region. Imposing such inhumane acts on innocents is evident to the reality that India is a strict human-rights violator.
Meanwhile, Indian Media continues its relentless baseless propaganda, misguiding its nation and depriving them of the rights to see through the reality of their ruthless army.
Beware that the fire started by themselves shall soon reach the bricks and stones of India. We shall soon witness India burning to ashes.
Ramadan, the month of blessings, has entered into its final stages, the last Ashra. I request everyone to avail from these days and do their best in their Ibadah, their prayers and their Duas to win the mercy from Allah SWT.
Be cautious of the odd numbers of the nights, sit in Etikaf and seek Allah's forgiveness. Allah's beloved Angel, Jibreel, said a dua, in a Hadith, for the forgiveness of the one who avails from Ramadan while our beloved Prophet Muhammad (Peace and Blessings of Allah SWT be upon him) said 'Amen' to his prayers.
Love each other, set aside the differences whatsoever, help, take care of, and feed the families of Martyrs. Keep the youth in your prayers who left everything to join the ranks of Mujahideen to win our freedom.
May Allah, The Savior, be with us!"
- Dr. Abdullah Ghaznavi