Expressing gratitude to Pakistan for its “unconditional and unflinching” support to the political movement of the people of Jammu and Kashmir, the Untied Jihad Council, a conglomerate of local militant outfits, Tuesday urged upon Islamabad to “rejuvenate its Kashmir policy in the interest of suppressed people of the Valley”.
Quoting a UJC statement, local news-gathering agency CNS said the UJC chief Salahuddin urged Pakistan to “expose the false and negative propaganda of India through its media and diplomacy.”
“There is a dire need for Pakistan to shun its traditional approach about Kashmir. It needs to come up with a robust Kashmir policy,” he said, according to the statement.
Salahuddin reiterated that Pakistan is a legitimate party to the Kashmir issue and has always supported Kashmir cause morally, politically, diplomatically and socially.
He said Kashmir is a flashpoint which has already “become a source of war between India and Pakistan and still at this point of time, the clouds of war are looming over the borders”.
He castigated the international community for “maintaining a criminal silence over atrocities committed on Kashmiris”.
LASHKAR THANKS PAKISTAN
Chief of Lashkar-e-Toiba Mahmood Shah thanked the Pakistani nation for “wholeheartedly celebrating the Kashmir solidarity day”.
“The Pakistani nation (has) always stood with Kashmiris and raised the voices of oppressed on every forum,” he said, according to a statement.
Quoting Shah, LeT spokesman Dr Abdullah Gaznavi said the “nights of darkness are soon to fade away. The defeat of Indian machinations is imminent. India can never suppress the legitimate freedom struggle by imposing atrocities upon innocent Kashmiris. Consequently, India has realised that their defeat is imminent.”
He said the United Nations played with the emotions and wishes of Kashmiris. “The Pakistani government must proactively raise the Kashmir issue in international forums,” he said, according to the statement.
Shah thanked the Pakistani nation for “expressing their solidarity with people of Jammu and Kashmir”.
Pakistan government must establish Kashmir desks in all its consulates to “expose the vicious face of New Delhi,” the statement read, quoting Shah.
Tehreek-ul-Mujahideen Pakistan Tuesday said the Kashmir struggle is “for completion of Pakistan (sic) and they should stand with the people of Kashmir in their struggle for freedom.”
According to a statement issued to news agency KNO, the TeM said it commemorated the ‘Kashmir solidarity day’ in Pakistan and held rallies to “showcase the Kashmir cause”.
“India will have to surrender before the will of the Kashmiris soon,” Hafiz Abdul Rahman Ropdi, president of Jamiat-e-Ahl-e-Hadith said, according to the statement, and asserted that people of Pakistan stand with their Kashmiri brethren.