Srinagar: Calling for a complete strike on October 27, United Jihad Council (UJC) chief Syed Salahuddin said the grouping of Kashmir-based militant groups was not against dialogue but insisted on tripartite talks in the light of UN resolutions.
As per a statement issued to news agency CNS, Salahuddin said while addressing a meeting that the use of force has not succeeded in subduing Kashmiris. “We are not against dialogue, but the dialogue bugle announced by India is a big joke. Kashmir is neither a territorial dispute between two countries nor an internal issue of any country. The fate of over one crore forty lakh souls is attached to it,” he said.
Salahuddin appealed to Pakistan to be proactive on the political and diplomatic front and make the world aware of the human rights violations committed by India in Kashmir.
He said, “On October 27, 1947, the Indian army forcefully occupied Kashmir, and the people of Kashmir are resisting [their] control since last 68 years.”
The UJC chief said that India has violated all rights, and the people of Kashmir have never accepted the “illegal occupation of India”.
“On October 27, 1947, Indian troops entered Kashmir, and it was the blackest day in the history of Kashmir. Kashmiris didn’t accept subjugation and continuously raise their voice against it. Since then, five lakh Kashmiris have sacrificed their lives for the liberation of their homeland,” he said.
During the meeting, the participants condemned the arrest of Salahuddin’s son and said that innocents were being framed in fabricated cases. Rich tributes were also paid to those who had lost their lives for the sake of the ongoing freedom movement.