Jihad in Kashmir is terrorism, says Sardar Qayyum
24 September 2005
The Daily Times
New Delhi: Sardar Abdul Qayyum Khan, the former prime minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), on Saturday said that jihad in Kashmir was terrorism and that the mujahideen were saboteurs of peace in the region.'There is no jihad in Kashmir. The terrorists are being employed by those with vested interests. Jihad is waged to protect the destitute and downtrodden, not to kill women and children,' Sardar Qayyum said during a reception hosted by the Kashmiri community, according to a UNI news report.The former AJK prime minister said that militants were maligning Islam in the name of jihad. 'The ongoing peace process between Pakistan and India could be derailed if these militants acquire weapons of mass destruction,' he said.