Unite instead of forming new factions: UJC to pro-freedom camp

Srinagar: United Jihad Council, an amalgam of various militant outfits, Friday asked pro-freedom organizations to forge unity instead of forming new factions.
In a hard- hitting statement , general secretary of UJC, Sheikh Jameel-u-Rehman said those pro-freedom leaders who were “tired” should sit at home.
“Kashmir will get freedom from India no matter what but nobody will be allowed to barter the sacrifices of martyrs,” Sheikh said.
The UJC also urged people to realize that pro-India politicians were “changing their faces every time to befool them.”
“Conspiracies are hatched with the help of these people in order to make our youth drug addicts,” Sheikh said and urged people like doctors, engineers, farmers, labourers, traders, and other members of the society to guide the youth.
The UJC also condemned the arrest of pro-freedom leaders and ‘custodial’ killing of a youth in Tral.
“If Mufti government again plays the role in the genocide like a puppet, it will have serious repercussions,” he added.
The statement has come in the backdrop of resignation of various pro-freedom leaders from their respective parties.
On April 12, Zafar Akber Bhat of Jammu and Kashmir Salvation Movement, Saleem Geelani of Jammu and Kashmir National Peoples Party, Hakeem Abdur Rashid of Muslim League, Yasmeen Raja of Muslim Khwateen Markaz, Bashir Andrabi of Kashmir Freedom Front and Shahid Saleem of Jammu and Kashmir People’s Movement have quit the conglomerate over its alleged failure to restore the 1993 constitution.
On April 16, senior pro-freedom leader and one of the founders of Hurriyat JK Shabir Ahmad Shah also resigned from the party.