LeT, UJC Call For Practical Support

3 February 2009
Rising Kashmir

Srinagar: On the eve of Pakistan’s Solidarity Day with Kashmir, Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) and United Jihad Council (UJC) have called for the need of practical support for Kashmir struggle. LeT chief, Qari Abdul Wahid Kashmiri urged the sympathizers of Kashmiris to move beyond verbal support and lend practical support to their struggle for independence, LeT spokesman, Dr Abdullah Gaznavi told Rising Kashmir over phone. “We cannot achieve freedom by condemning United Nations silence over Kashmir. There are 18 resolutions pending implementation about withdrawal of Indian troops from J&K. Kashmir will not be free by condemning resolutions but by driving Indian armed forces out of Kashmir,” he said. “We are sure we will achieve success given the support of people we have,” he said,” adding, “It is high time for those who share pain and agony with Kashmiris to move beyond sympathetic words and extend practical support.” Meanwhile, UJC chairman, Syed Salahuddin has thanked Pakistan for their solidarity with Kashmiris. KNS, a local news agency quoting Salahuddin said “Kashmiris are fighting against Indian colonialism since 1947. Lakh of people have lost their lives, thousands have become orphans and widows for the cause.” He said due to “supreme sacrifices” by people, Kashmir issue has attracted international attention. Salahuddin also stressed on the need of practical support for Kashmir cause. Meanwhile, Jamiat-ul-Mujahideen has urged Pakistan to continue with its diplomatic and moral support for the Kashmir struggle, according to KNS.