Jihad Sole Solution To Kashmir: Salahuddin
31 July 2005
The Pakistan Tribune
Muzaffarabad: Chairman Muttahida Jihad Council and Supreme Commander Syed Salahuddin said that jihad is the only way out for Kashmir problem. Speaking in favor of armed combat he said that pleading for table- talks with India will prove to be a futile endeavour on part of some Kashmiri leaders as India has no serious interest in solving the issue. He was airing these thoughts while addressing a condolence gathering called here, to mourn and pray for the departed soul of a freedom fighter Saifullah who embraced martyrdom in a skirmish with Indian occupied forces on 27th of July in Bandi Pura. The militant commander said that if India would have any interest in upholding and pursuing the political process Sheikh Abdullah would have succeeded in mustering up wide public support. He vehemently supported the ongoing military struggle against the occupied forces and said that the right to fight for the cause of freedom is warranted by the United Nations and Kashmiris across the line of control LoC have all the right to support each other in the freedom struggle. He said that the freedom fighters can meet 70% of their military needs and can continue with their struggle without anyone's support. He added that dialogue only aimed at solving the long standing dispute are acceptable and not ones targeted at issues belonging to the periphery.