No regrets, my sons gave sacrifice for Kashmir cause: Father

Srinagar, June 10, 2015 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, Muhammad Yusuf Sheikh, the Jamaat-e-Islami leader and father of slain Tehreek-Hurriyet member, Mohammad Altaf Sheikh, has said that his son’s murder was planned. Muhammad Yusuf Sheikh told media that his son was murdered by Indian agencies. It’s a planned cold-blooded murder, he said, adding that his sons first time took this route to reach home.

“He would never return home from there. I am sure he did so because he got a mysterious call at 10:34 am and probably the caller asked him to meet him near New Colony. And immediately after that, he was hit by bullets,” media reports quoted the father as saying. “In the past, the Indian forces used to threaten him of dire consequences,” he added.

Muhammad Yusuf Sheikh said that he had no regrets of losing his second son. “I lost my first son in 2000 and another today. They gave sacrifice for the Kashmir cause and I have no regrets,” he said. Earlier, thousands of people including Hurriyet leaders attended the funeral prayers of Altaf Sheikh.

Those who participated in the funeral included former Ameer of Jamaat-e-Islami Ghulam Hassan Butt, Bashir Ahmad Farooqi, Master Ali Muhammad, Sheikh Muhammad Ramzan, Bashir Ahmad Qureshi, Abdul Hameed Magray, Syed Imtiyaz Hyder, Farooq Ahmad Tawheedi and Abdul Ahad Parra.

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