November 2004 News

Divided Kashmir Not Acceptable: Hafiz Saeed

6 November 2004
The Nation

Lahore: A well-conceived plan should be chalked out to tackle the emerging problems faced by the Muslim Ummah as the west and non-Islamic world are united against Muslims terming them terrorists. This was stated by Amir Jamaat-ud-Dawa Pakistan Prof Hafiz Muhammad Saeed at an Iftar party held at a local hotel on Saturday. He said the Muslims were under a pathetic condition and those who speak of the human rights are violating those rights against Muslims. He said even the Church also have changed its viewpoint in the wake of Bush's victory in the US presidential elections. He said it was the Church that had raised its voice against the Bush-like rulers of the West but during the US elections, the Church has changed its stance. He said Islam was being declared most dangerous religion in the west and Muslims had been forced on the defensive. He said the Muslims were declared 'Mujahideen' when they were fighting against Russian forces in Afghanistan but they are being declared 'terrorist' when they are fighting for the retrieval of their own rights. He said the conflicts between Christians and Muslims would rise due to ill- conceived policies of the West and due to conspiracies of Jews. He rejected all 'options' on Kashmir, saying that only Kashmiris should decide their fate. Rejecting the proposals floated by President Musharraf on Kashmir, he said, a divided Kashmir is not acceptable to the Kashmiris.


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