POTA not to deter ''sacred struggle'' of Kashmiris: JuM
2 April 2002
The Hindustan Times
Srinagar: A day after being banned under POTA, Pakistan-based terrorist outfit Jamiat-ul-Mujahideen (JuM) active in Kashmir said on Tuesday the action would not deter it from carrying out its ''sacred struggle'' and called for a general strike on Friday. Describing POTA as a ''black law'', JuM spokesman Jameel Ahmad said in a statement that the Muslim majority state has the moral responsibility to lodge a strong protest against the ''infamous Indian law''. ''The black law will not become a hurdle in the ongoing struggle based on justice,'' the statement released to the press said. He asked the people to observe a complete strike on Friday against POTA to make it clear to the Indian government that ''the sacred struggle of Kashmiris will continue till the goal is achieved''. The Centre banned JuM and Al-Badr outfits on Monday.