‘Interlocution Was Preplanned Conspiracy To Divide JK On Religious, Communal Lines’

‘Interlocution Was Preplanned Conspiracy To Divide JK On Religious, Communal Lines’

26 May 2012
Rising Kashmir


Srinagar: Terming interlocutors’ report on Kashmir as creation of the saffron brigade, United Jehad Council chairman and Hizbul Mujahideen supreme commander Syed Salahuddin Saturday said the report has tried to portray the Kashmir issue as an administrative problem. In a telephonic interview with a local news gathering agency KNS, Salahuddin said interlocutors’ report is a futile exercise aimed at dividing the State on communal and sectarian grounds. “Separatist leadership’s stand on interlocutors’ role has been vindicated as the report plays into the hands of saffron brigade. The interlocution was a preplanned conspiracy to divide the State on religious and communal basis. It is the saffron brigade which has been demanding a separate Jammu state, Union Territory status to Ladakh to ensure that Kashmir is crushed with force,” he said. He said report has tried to portray Kashmir issue as a problem related governance and administration. “This report is trying to give Kashmir issue a new colour and tries to convey that improved governance, economy, law making and social rights will solve everything. India through this report is trying to discredit Kashmiris 63 year old struggle by giving it a communal and sectarian twist,” he said and alleged that intelligence agencies were trying tooth and nail to divide the separatist leadership. “This is not an interlocutors report but a report of the government of India. People of the State must oppose this report tooth and nail and not allow the designs of such divisive panels to succeed,” the Hizb chief said. Regarding the recent remarks of a senior Hurriyat (M) leader on relevance of the UN resolutions, he expressed his dismay over the recent controversy. “If there are differences of opinion on the relevance and viability of the UN resolutions among Hurriyat leaders, it is painful. These resolutions are the soul and life of our struggle, if there is such discord among us then we are ourselves uprooting the basis of our movement”, he said. Stressing the importance of the UN resolutions, Salahuddin said, “For UN resolutions to become obsolete, the UN itself has to be obsolete first. This is a commitment of international community and they have not even called them obsolete. If India wants to become a part of UN, it is a prerequisite for it (India) to implement these resolutions”. Stating that he has no objections to improved relations between India and Pakistan, he cautioned the two countries not to take the Kashmir issue for granted. “Forward movement on economy, culture, people to people contacts etc is welcome but the real issue is the core issue of Kashmir. Lakhs of people have sacrificed their lives for the movement and if the two countries think of peace by trampling on them, it will not succeed”, he said. Referring to discord among various factions and units of Hurriyat, Salahuddin said nothing is going to come out of short cuts. “Nothing is going to come out of short cuts. Everything has to be done on the basis of UN resolutions. For unity among the separatist leadership they need to have a common ideology and agenda. APHC constitution can even today resolve the differences among the leaders,” he said. Voicing his support for the May 30 strike call given by Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani, UJC chief urged the separatist leadership and the legal fraternity to launch a movement for ensuring that justice is done to Asiya and Neelofer and also the culprits of, “double rape and murder case” should be brought to book.