Hizb Cries Foul As Vajpayee, Musharraf Meet
5 January 2004
The Indian Express
Muzaffarabad: Chief of militant outfit Hizb-ul-Mujahideen denounced the SAARC summit, that has brought together Indian and Pakistani leaders, as a 'failed organisation' because it failed to deal with Kashmir's 'reality'. Syed Salahuddin said the SAARC has 'assumed the shape of a failed organisation.' 'The reason for this failure is that SAARC wants to create an unrealistically optimistic environment by pushing the realities of history and those on the ground into the background,' Salahuddin said in a written statement from Muzaffarabad.