May 2003 News

TUM Assails PoK PM's Statement On Kashmir

23 May 2003
The Times of India

Srinagar: Sheikh Jameel-ul-Rehman, the base camp chief of Tehrikul Mujahideen and general secretary of united jehad council has expressed his dimay over the recent statement of 'Azad Kashmir' prime minister Sardar Sikander Hayat Khan, in which the latter has supported the division of Jammu and Kashmir. In a statement, Jameel said the utterances of Khan were an attempt to give a communal colour to the onging movement. The militant leader said 90,000 Kashmiri and foreign militants offered their lives during last 13 years and made it absolutely clear that the ongoing movement will be taken to its logical conclusion. ' During the period hundreds of Hindu militants also offered sacrifices. Even the security agencies massacred them as they were well wishers of the movement', he said. According to him Khan's demand to hand over Hindu dominated areas to India and Muslim majority areas to Pakistan was a reflection of the demand of Hindu fundamentalist organisations like RSS, Bajrang Dal, Shiv Sena and others. The chief added that the ongoing movement has not been launched for division of state but for freedom.


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