‘Pak Unsafe Without K Resolution’, United Jehad Council26 May 2011
Muzaffarabad: Stating that Pakistan can never be safe till Kashmir resolution, the United Jehad Council Chief Syed Salahuddin Thursday said Kashmir dispute can be resolved through tripartite talks or United Nations resolutions and asked the separatist leaders not to give new roadmaps. “Only tripartite talks or UN resolutions can be the basis of any dialogue process for Kashmir resolution. Salah-ud-Din, Syed Ali Geelani or Mirwaiz Umar Farooq can’t solve it by talking to Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Pakistan is holding one third of Kashmir and is a basic party to the dispute. It can’t be resolved bilaterally,” UJC chairman and Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin told a local news gathering agency, KNS. He asked separatists leaders not to give roadmaps every now and then for resolution of Kashmir issue. “By giving new roadmaps, we are damaging our cause. It is India’s stubbornness which is not allowing the resolution of the vexed Kashmir issue,” he said.On Army’s claims that no infiltration has occurred in last six months, UJC chief said, “The militants can come and go at their own will. There is no question that Army can stop us. We have hundreds of local training camps in the State where we recruit and train the militants.” Terming ongoing Panchayat polls as means for local self governance, he said, “We didn’t call for boycott of Panchayat polls as these are for local self arrangements and are different from assembly elections. You don’t have to take oath under Indian constitution in Panchayat polls.” Asked whether militants were targeting panches and sarpanches, Salahuddin said, “Militant leadership has not taken any decision to target the candidates. However, we can’t rule out that some militants on ground may have targeted some candidates. But most of the times, political rivalry and Indian agencies are behind the killing of Panchayat poll candidates.” Accusing Indian agencies of creating ‘civil-war’ like situation in Valley, Hizb supermo said, “After massive participation of people in 2008, 2009 and 2010 agitation, Indian agencies want to break the peoples’ coordination. They target local poll candidates to create rift among people.” On Jamiat-e-Ahlehadith president Moulana Showkat Ahmad Shah’s killing, he said, “There are several rumors associated with the killing. Some say he became victim of internal bickering within his party. Others allege Moulana sahib was close to establishment due to which he was targeted by the radical elements. There can be difference of opinion but such killings are inhuman acts.” He said that UJC was making efforts to expose his killers. “Our network in the Valley hasn’t been able to crack the case yet. But we will continue our efforts to expose the killers.” Rejecting the police version on the killing, UJC chairman said, “It can’t be taken final. Indian agencies are creating hostile environment for pro-freedom leadership so that they can be targeted and militants can be blamed.” Asked whether ‘All Party Conference’ formed to probe the Moulana’s killing, contacted UJC leadership, he said, “Nobody contacted me directly. But I heard that they (Valley based separatist leaders) are trying to contact me.” Rejecting government’s claims about rehabilitation policy, he said, “Indian agencies are forcing families of militants and migrants to return back. Two or three migrant families might have applied due to some compulsions, but that doesn’t mean militants want to go back and surrender. It is a blatant lie.” Asked to comment on India’s threats of US like commando operation inside Pakistan, the UJC chairman said, “Pakistan has enough capacity and capabilities to give befitting reply to any Indian aggression. If India commits such mistake ever, whole India will be targeted with nuclear missiles.” He said that Pakistan was supporting Kashmiris despite internal security problems. “Pakistan can’t compromise with Kashmir issue as it would be compromise on their security. Till Kashmir issue remains unresolved, Pakistan can never consider itself safe.” He appealed pro-freedom leadership to unite in the interests of the movement. “Unity is in the best interests of the movement. Militant leadership will always support you,” he added.