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New Delhi: Posters appeared in Gujrawanwala city in Punjab province of Pakistan announcing that Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) will hold the last rites in absentia for one of the four terrorists who attacked the army base in Uri.

According to a report by Indian Express, the posters name one perpetrator as Gujranwala resident Muhammad Anas, who operated under the alias Abu Siraqa. They invite local residents to join namaaz prayers for the Lashkar-e-Taiba’s “lion-hearted holy warrior Abu Siraqa Muhammad Anas, who sent 177 Hindu soldiers to hell at the Uri Brigade camp in occupied Kashmir, and thus drank from the glass of martyrdom”.

The posters say the last rites will be held at Bada Nullah, near Girjakh, in the Punjab town of Gujranwala.

A special address by Hafiz Saeed, Chief of Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD), will also be held after the last rites held in absentia, the poster adds.

JuD is the parent organisation of Lashkar-e-Taiba.

As per some sources, the Pakistan-based terror group LeT had claimed responsibility for the September 18 Uri attack in which 20 Indian soldiers were killed, but so far it is not clear how true the claim is.

Indian officials had blamed Jaish-e-Muhammad for the Uri attack.

After the poster was widely shared on internet, JuD said it wasn’t true and called it a hoax.


First Published | 25 October 2016 8:54 PM
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