December 2003 News

Militant outfits warn Hurriyat

14 December 2003
The Hindu
Our Special Correspondent

SRINAGAR: The pro-Pakistan militant outfit, Jamiat-ul-Mujahideen, and the women's militant organisation, Dukhtaran-e-Millat, have asked the Maulvi Abbas Ansari-led Hurriyat Conference not to enter into a dialogue with the Indian Government without taking into confidence the separatist militants operating in Kashmir. The Jamiat 'chief commander,' Abdullah, said the Hurriyat had contributed nothing towards the 'freedom struggle' in Kashmir. Questioning its representative character, he said 'the conference should first consult the militant organisations of Kashmir before entering into a dialogue with New Delhi.' The Hurriyat leaders such as Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Abdul Gani Bhat and Bilal Lone should explain their position to the masses and should 'keep in mind the fate of people such as Kukka Parrey and Javed Hussain Shah.' They had been killed by militants. Separately, the Dukhtaran-e-Millat leader, Asiya Andrabi, said 'the Hurriyat leaders would be treated as traitors if they talked to New Delhi.'


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