Lashkar says Sharif promised action against it to please India

  • PTI, Srinagar
  • Updated: Oct 24, 2015 00:44 IST
In this file photo, Indian soldiers take positions for the final assault during a gunfight with a suspected militant Abu Qital, a commander of Lashkar-e-Taiba. (EPA)

Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant criticised Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday for promising action against the group during his meeting with US President Barack Obama.

“Prime Minister Sharif’s promise of taking action against the group was aimed at pleasing New Delhi,” its spokesman Abdullah Gaznavi said in an e-mail statement.

He said Sharif’s statement has “hurt the sentiments of Kashmiri Muslims” and it will have a bearing in the state.

“His (Sharif’s) action cannot be termed as right and beneficial for the freedom struggle of Kashmiris,” he said.

Sharif promised action against all terrorist networks, including Lashkar-e-Taiba, in a joint statement issued after his talks with Obama on Thursday.

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