August 2003 News

Hizbul Mujahideen not to honour any ceasefire call by Hurriyat

1 August 2003
The Hindustan Times
Press Trust of India

New Delhi: Pro-Pakistan Hizbul Mujahideen on Friday announced not to honour any ceasefire call given by Hurriyat Conference saying, that it was for the militant leadership to decide on the timing of laying down the arms. In an interview to a Kashmiri daily The Rehmat, Hizbul Mujahideen spokesman Junaid-ul-Islam said that the outfit would not honour any call for ceasefire given by the Hurriyat leadership. 'This is for the militant leaders to decide whether to announce a ceasefire or not and political leadership had no authority over it,' Islam said, in the interview to the Srinagar- based daily. The Hizb spokesman said that his group was not indulging in any Fidayeen (suicide) attack but made it clear that the group was capable of carrying out such attack.


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