April 2001 News

Top militant warns Shah on peace talks

30 April 2001
The Indian Express

Srinagar: Mustaq Zargar, one of the militants released by India in exchange for hostages of the hijacked Indian Airlines plane in 1999, on Monday warned JKDFP leader Shabir Shah against holding talks with the Centre on the Kashmir issue. Immediately after Shah announced his decision to send a two-member team to meet the Centre's negotiator K C Pant, Zargar, self-styled commander-in chief of Pakistan based Al-Umer Mujahideen outfit threatened to use 'full force' at his command against the JKDFP leader if he entered into parleys with New Delhi. Zargar telephoned PTI here and described Shah as 'anti-Islamic and anti-freedom movement.'


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