Our Jehad Will Continue, Says Lashkar Chief
8 November 2004
The Times of India
Srinagar: Pakistan-based chief of Lashkar-e-Toiba Hafiz Mohammad Sayeed has said the jehad in J&K will continue despite confidence building measures (CBMs) undertaken by India and Pakistan. Charging Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf of working under US influence, Lashkar chief, who is also chief of Jammat-ul-Dawa in Pakistan, justified militancy in Kashmir. Pakistan daily Times quoted Sayeed as telling the Karachi Bar Council that the Mujahideen had kept the Kashmir issue alive. Sayeed's outfit was banned by Pakistan in 2000. The newspaper quoted Sayeed as saying that India would have changed the courses of Chenab and Jhelum and Pakistan would have had to survive on the Indus alone, had the militants not taken on Indian forces.