Salahuddin Pitches For Hurriyat Unity

Salahuddin Pitches For Hurriyat Unity

31 March 2014
Authint Mail
Neyaz Elahi

Srinagar: The Pakistan-based United Jehad Council chief Syed Salahudin Monday said the Shuhda Brigade, a militant outfit which has been held responsible for a spate of recent attacks on forces in Kashmir, was the brain child of Hizbul Mujahideen. Salahuddin said the brigade will continue to carry out strikes in different parts of Jammu region ahead of the parliamentary and assembly elections. 'Many youths from Jammu region including Kishtwar, Ramban, Rajouri, Poonch, Banihal and other parts are joining the brigade which will continue to target security establishments in Jammu region,' he said. He said the outfit was formed soon after the Gool massacre in Ramban region in which four youth were killed by Border Security Forces. 'We are capable of striking anywhere in India and we believe that the armed struggle is inevitable in the present context of Kashmir's freedom struggle. India has never responded to the peaceful movement that Kashmiri people launched from time to time and it is our firm belief that gun is the only way to dislodge Indian Army from the state of Jammu and Kashmir,' he said. He said there was no difference between National Democratic Alliance (NDA) led by Bhartiya Janta Party and Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA). 'Whether it is Congress or BJP, Janta Dal or CPI (M), all political parties pursue same policy on Kashmir. To expect any positive results from NDA or Narendara Modi will be disastrous. We must understand that all the Indian parties are anti-Kashmir particularly Narendra Modi who is the killer of innocent Muslims,' he said. Salahudin said Kashmir issue was never discussed in any Indo-Pak ministerial level talks. 'I am telling you with authority that Kashmir was never the subject in any ministerial talks between India and Pakistan. India has always been reluctant to discuss this issue and it instead prefers talks over Siachen and Sir Creek,' he said. 'These are talks only for the purpose of talks and to keep the stakeholders engaged. It has brought no result in the past nor will it do so in the future. During the past six decades, hundreds of such exercises have been undertaken. But what is the result? The issue has to be resolved in a realistic way. India and Pakistan both have to agree that Kashmiris are the principle party to the dispute. Till they agree on that, there will be no breakthrough in the talks,' he said. He said Kashmir's chief cleric and moderate Hurriyat chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq himself admitted that it is a meaningless exercise to hold dialogue with India after his various interactions and photo sessions with Indian leadership. Salahuddin said Pakistan should not repeat the mistake of putting Kashmir on the backburner and try to foster friendship with New Delhi through trade, cultural exchanges and tourism. Responding to a query, Syed Salahudin said that he does not want to expose the 'black-sheep' present in different separatist organizations. 'I am striving for unity among different separatist organizations. In this regard we are putting our efforts to make the plan successful. At this stage, it is not convenient to expose the people who work for different Indian agencies. I appeal separatist organizations to show door to those elements who, despite being their members, work for the Indian agencies,' he said 'Geelani, Mirwaiz, Shabir Shah, Yasin Malik and others pitch for election boycott but it would be convenient and fruitful for the ongoing freedom struggle if they all would appeal for election boycott using the same stage. No doubt, all these leaders are doing a marvellous job but it is unfortunate despite having the same cause, they use the different stages,' he said. Salahudin said the development taking place in Kashmir Valley are not meant for people but for Indian Army. 'Zojila Tunnel will be constructed for the benefit of the Army as it will make their movement easy and same is the case with railway track that is going to be laid from Northern Headquarters to Uri,' he said adding that India is exploiting the resources for its own interests. While replying to a question, Salahudin said that Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai is life-long friend of Syed Ali Geelani who could prove better successor of Geelani. 'We pray for the better health of Geelani and pray to Almighty that he leads the ongoing movement till its fruitful conclusion. But in my opinion, if need arises, Seharai can prove a good successor of Geelani and he can deliver the goods,' he said adding that only the Shura has authority to elect the successor of Geelani. Responding to a query, the Hizb chief said that those who cast votes and support pro-India parties would certainly face wrath either from God or from any other source. - See more at: https:-www.authintmail.com-article-kashmir-salahuddin-pitches-hurriyat-unity-seharai-can-be-good-successor-geelani-page-0-1*sthash.AdAPukJs.dpuf