Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) chairperson Aasiya Andrabi today paid glowing tributes to former chief commander of Harkat-ul-Mujahideen, Arshad Hussain, who breathed his last early this week.
"Hussain, despite facing hardships, had a firm resolve and played an active role in the ongoing struggle. He was arrested in mid-nineties and was brutally interrogated. His both kidneys were damaged due to the interrogation and he had to undergo a kidney transplant. His family took him to Pakistan where he was treated free of cost," Aasiya said in a statement.
"Hussain later returned to Kashmir. Though he didn't continue to be in armed struggle but actively participated in the struggle politically," he added.
Meanwhile, Aasiya also paid rich tributes to militant Mussavir Ahmad Wani, an engineering student, of Delipora village of Pulwama.
Expressing serious concern over the day-to-day killing of militants, Andrabi said, "The militant leadership should look into the issue and take practical steps to safeguard the lives of our brave hearts. They look within the ranks so as to ensure the safety and security of brave hearts."
She said, "The agencies have laid a web of informers who are hell-bent to crush this pious movement for their dirty worldly benefits." GKNN