Salahuddin Rejects ‘quiet Dialogue’

26 November 2009
Rising Kashmir


Srinagar: Rejecting the ‘quiet dialogue’ offer of New Delhi, United Jehad Council (UJC) chairman Syed Salahuddin Thursday said that the ‘freedom struggle’ will continue till Indian troops leave Kashmir. “India is not serious in resolving the Kashmir issue,” said Salahuddin during an interview with Geo TV. Terming Delhi’s “quiet dialogue” offer as a mere eyewash to defuse the international pressure, UJC chairman said India is using such tactics to strengthen its military occupation on Kashmir. “The ‘quiet dialogue’ offer is a ploy by India to create fissures among separatist ranks. It is also an attempt to sow the seeds of hatred between Hurriyat and Kashmiri people,” said Salahuddin, who heads the Muzaffarabad-based militant conglomerate, UJC. Congratulating people on Eid-ul-Azha, he said Kashmiris should unite to achieve their goal. “The unity of leaders would unite people to fight for freedom,” he said adding, “Under united leadership, state-wide struggle and armed struggle would become inevitable”. The UJC chairman vowed to continue the struggle till Indian troops leave Kashmir and people are granted right to self determination to determine their fate. On India-Pakistan relations, he said India wants to destabilize Pakistan. “India is involved in fomenting trouble in Waziristan, Balochistan and other areas of the country. Pakistan should produce the evidence before the people on international forums to expose the Indian nefarious designs”. He said India is building huge dams on the rivers flowing through Jammu and Kashmir. “India is trying to change the course of rivers to Pakistan, which should approach the international court to protect its future generation from Indian sponsored ‘water terrorism’,” he added.