'Pak Mobilising Funds From Muslim Nations For Kashmir'

25 January 2009
The Hindu

Patna: Union Minister of State for Home Shakeel Ahmed on Sunday accused Islamabad of seeking donations from Muslim countries to continue its armed campaign in Jammu and Kashmir. 'Pakistan is seeking donations from 40-42 Muslim countries to continue its campaign in Jammu and Kashmir, but their nefarious designs to create trouble through terrorist activities will not succeed in the state as was manifest in the large voter participation in the assembly election despite boycott calls by separatists,' he said addressing a conference on terrorism organised by Nehru Yuva Kendra. Referring to November 26 terror attack on Mumbai, Ahmed said 'The attacks were not only an onslaught on our security but a challenge to our nation's pride. We would unitedly defeat the challenge,' Ahmed said. 'India views with deep concern the use of Pakistani territory to launch terror strikes against us....no country can tolerate such blatant violation of its security,' he said adding 'Pakistan is indulging in such acts to destroy the communal harmony in India.'