August 2000 News

Harkat To Go Ahead With Jehad

21 August 2000
The Hindu

Srinagar: Differences among militant outfits over the ceasefire and initiation of talks with India came to the fore with the Pakistan-backed Harkat-ul-Mujahideen warning separatists groups and political organisations against such moves and saying that the ''only'' way to resolve the Kashmir issue is through ''jehad'' (holy war). ''Any type of talks with the Government of India are meaningless and fruitless and the only way to resolve the Kashmir issue is jihad'', Harkat said in a statement, published in local dailies today , apparently referring to the Hizb-ul-Mujahideen and the Hurriyat Conference''s moves to initiate talks with New Delhi. ''Militant outfits operating in Jammu and Kashmir should not try to supercede each other in the race for talks as these will prove fruitless,'' the statement said.


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