Hizb rejects Mufti''s ceasefire offer
10 November 2002
The Indian Express
Srinagar: Pro-Pakistan separatist outfit Hizbul Mujahideen has rejected the ceasefire proposal of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed. Mufti wants to weaken the ongoing struggle for liberation and demand for ceasefire was designed to meet his ends, deputy chief of Hizbul Mujahideen Moin-Ul-Islam was quoted as saying by some local dailies in Srinagar on Sunday. By calling for ceasefire mufti wanted to undermine liberation movement and thereby deprive Kashmiris of their right to self-determination, Islam said in a statement. He said that the Chief Minister should show his sincerity towards resolving Kashmir problem by getting New Delhi to acknowledge ''Kashmir as a dispute.''