Sameer Tiger the commander of the Hizbul Mujahideen who was killed in an encounter has been hailed as a hero by the Lashkar-e-Tayiba. Mehmood Shah of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba said that the sacrifice made by Sameer Tiger will pull all Kashmiris our from the darkness of slavery to the light of freedom.
Lashkar spokesperson Dr Abdullah Ghaznavi in an emailed statement said, "India claims of having achieved success in suppressing the freedom struggle every time a freedom fighter is martyred but the occupational forces are disappointed and frustrated on the rise of Abu Qasims, Burhans, Bashir Lashkari, Noor Muhammad Trali and Sameer Tigers."
New Delhi can no longer sustain its illegal occupation of Kashmir by force. Kashmiris and Hurriyat leaders will soon get to see the sun of freedom as a result of their immense sacrifices," he also said.
He further said that nowhere in the world a nation possesses such brave people. He thanked the people for their bravery, support and love.