United Jihad Council Wants Pakistan to ‘Extend Military Support to Kashmir Militants’

Srinagar, 20 Muharram 1438/21 October 2016 (MINA) – United Jihad Council (UJC) chairman Syed Salahuddin on Thursday asked Pakistan to extend “military support” to Kashmir’s freedom fighters to “help them accomplish their long-cherished goal of freedom from India.”

“The festering (Kashmir) issue is not going to resolve through talks or resolutions. Pakistan should militarily support Kashmiris by providing resources to the ‘mujahideen’ (militants),” he said at a press conference here , Greater Kashmir was quoted by MINA.

“If the mujahideen get military support, not only Kashmir will clinch freedom but the map of the sub-continent will also undergo a change,” he added.

He however declined to elaborate the kind of military support required by the militants.

“India invaded and occupied Kashmir at the strength of its military might and military occupation can hardly be brought to end through politics or diplomacy,” he maintained.

The UJC chief pointed out that after the martyrdom of Burhan Wani, the mass movement in Kashmir had been on its peak.

“Over the past 105 days, Indian government exercised each and every brutish measure to suppress the unarmed freedom-seeking people, but, ironically, neither did the international community appear upset over the atrocities nor the double-standard wielding world powers tried to rein in the oppressor,” he said.

“When the world is paying no heed to us, the only option left with us is the armed struggle,” he said.

Going back to the situation in Kashmir, the UJC chief Indian government and army had been “defeated by the unarmed Kashmiris.”

“Along with the indiscriminate and brutal killings, India had also resorted to economic terrorism in Kashmir in a bid to pressure the Kashmiris into surrendering their legitimate struggle,” he said.

According to him, Indian intelligence agencies and their “touts” were trying to create disunity among the Hurriyat leadership as well as the Kashmiri public.

However, Kashmiri people should thwart those conspiracies with the power of unity and harmony under the banner of Hurriyat (Conference), he added.

He was of the view that the base camp of freedom movement (a reference to Pakistan administered Kashmir) should not only send a strong message of solidarity across the divide, but also adopt a forceful, rather aggressive, role in this regard.

Salahuddin asked Jammu Kashmir police to stand by the unarmed public instead of “being in the vanguard of Indian army.”

“Otherwise they (policemen) will have to face the wrath of Kashmiri people and none of them will find any place on the soil of Kashmir for burial,” he warned.

Salahuddin also drew attention towards the plight of Jammu-based Muslims, saying they were being “terrorised by the official machinery and fanatic Hindu organisation RSS alike into migrating from their native areas like that of 1947.”

“The governments in Islamabad and Muzaffarabad should also raise the problems of Jammu-based Muslims at national and international forums,” he said.

Mocking India’s “surgical strikes” claims, the UJC chairman said Indian troops did not have courage or capability to cross the Line of Control to conduct any such operation.

“The black propaganda has made India a laughing stock in the comity of nations,” he said.

The UJC chief expressed his gratitude for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and army chief Gen Raheel Sharif for effectively advocating the cause of Kashmiris and responding to Indian threats.

In response to a question, he said in the prevailing circumstances all political and religious parties in PaK should give a unanimous call to trample the LoC. (T/P001/R07)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)