Two militant groups reject Mufti''s peace appeal
27 December 2002
The Times of India
Srinagar: Two major pro-Pakistan militant outfits on Friday rejected Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed''s appeal to lay arms saying such moves would not solve the Kashmir issue. ''These appeals would not help in solving the Kashmir issue. It is surprising that some people have started pinning hopes on Mufti Mohammad Sayeed who is a bigger puppet than his predecessor Farooq Abdullah in the hands of Indian government'', Hizbul Mujahideen and Jamiatul Mujahideen said in separate statements to a local news agency here. Operational chief of Hizbul Mujahideen, Saif-ul-Islam said, ''If Sayeed wants to be the well-wisher of India, he should urge India to read the writing on the wall''.