Srinagar: United Jihad Council chairman and Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin Tuesday condemned the attack on Tehreek-e-Hurriyat leader Mir Hafizullah in Anantnag, saying that it was ‘the handiwork of Indian agencies’.
In a statement, he expressed anguish over the killing and said the “machinations of Indian agencies and their supporters in Kashmir have been exposed with this killing.”
He said the Indian agencies have started target killings of pro-freedom leadership, “which in itself is the acceptance of India’s failure in Kashmir.”
Hafizullah was shot dead by unknown gunmen at his home in Achabal area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district today morning. His wife was also injured in the attack.
Hizb chief, according to the statement, also appealed to the world human rights bodies to take the notice of “Indian’s policy of oppression” in Kashmir.
Salahuddin also paid tributes to the four Hizb militants killed in Shopian gunfight earlier today, saying “the blood of martyrs will not go in vain.”