Qayoom Is Favouring A Sell-out On Kashmir: UJC
24 September 2005
The Indian Express
Srinagar: United Jehad Council (UJC), an amalgam of Muzaffarabad-based top militant groups, today said former Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir president Sardar Abdul Qayoom Khan is pursuing a 'mysterious agenda' and that he is favouring a sell-out on Kashmir. Jehad Council spokesman Syed Sadaqat Hussain, in a hard-hitting statement issued to a local news agency, said Qayoom has equated the 'ongoing freedom struggle' with terrorism. 'This (statement) has removed the mask from his face and it is emerging that he is pursuing a mysterious agenda,' the spokesman said. Condemning Qayoom's stand, Hussain said: 'Qayoom and his likes are visiting New Delhi and other Western countries only because of the sacrifices of Mujahideen.' 'Fifteen years earlier, they were never allowed to leave their fort,' he said. The UJC spokesman said his demand of a temporary solution of the Kashmir issue amounts to a sell-out. 'He seeks opening of new roads and proposes new meetings. This is a conspiracy to sustain status quo,' he said. The spokesman said former J-K chief minister Dr Farooq Abdullah and Qayoom are speaking the same language. 'Abdullah and his family are responsible for enslaving Kashmiris and are responsible for shedding the blood of innocent Kashmiris,' he said, adding, 'Since both of them speak the same language, they are working on the same agenda.' The UJC also hit out at US President George Bush and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. 'They, along with some 'immature' leaders in both parts of Kashmir, want to crush the ongoing struggle. But despite that the Mujahideen will emerge successful,' he said.