July 2017 News

UJC Chief Leads Long March In PaK, Vows To Continue Armed Struggle

9 July 2017
Rising Kashmir
Muhammad Aslam Mir

Muzaffarabad: Hundreds of people took marched from Neelum Bridge to Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK) University ground to pay homage to Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani on his first death anniversary.The rally was led by Chairman United Jihad Council (UJC) chief and Supreme Commander of Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) Syed Salauhuddin. People braved hot and humid weather and shouted slogans in favour of Kashmiris freedom struggle and against India. At PaK University ground, Hizb chief Salauhuddin vowed to continue the armed struggle till the final settlement of Jammu and Kashmir dispute. 'If world wants to bring peace and permanent security in South Asia then they have to settle Kashmir dispute as per the wishes and aspirations of Kashmiri people,' he said. Salauhuddin said more than four decades Kashmiris tried to settle the dispute politically but were forced to pick up the arms for rights. 'We want the political solution of Kashmir dispute as per the wishes of Kashmiris'. The UJC chief said he is ready to talk but first New Delhi should accept the Jammu and Kashmir as a dispute. 'We are peace loving people and guns have been imposed on us by New Delhi. We will continue our struggle with unity, faith and discipline till the final resolution of Kashmir dispute,' he said. The other UJC commanders and local political parties leaders also addressed the rally. Paying glowing tributes to Burhan, the PaK leaders assured of their full support to the people of Kashmir for the right to self determination. Rallies were also taken out in other cities and towns of PaK to pay rich tributes to Burhan. In Muzaffarabad, PaK President Sardar Masood Khan said Burhan had given new lease of life to the ongoing struggle of Kashmir while using social media to highlight the sufferings of the Kashmiris. 'World has to settle the Kashmir dispute to bring peace in the region. Unresolved Kashmir dispute has put the security of whole region at stake. The one time and immediate settlement is need of the hour,' he said. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader and PaK legislative assembly member Abdul Majid Khan paid glowing tributes to Burhan. 'It it is time for Indian leadership to show maturity and statesmanship to bring peace in region. Indian government should come forward and resume dialogue with Pakistan to settle the Kashmir dispute once for all. India should admit the ground realities and sit with all stakeholders and move forward for the prosperity of South Asia,' he added Khan said settlement of Kashmir will pave way for India to get permanent membership in UN and OIC. Following the settlement of vexed Kashmir issue, India can join the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) to make the whole South Asia economically stable, he said.