Srinagar: Chief of the United Jehad Council (UJC) Syed Salahuddin on Friday appealed to people of Kashmir to help the families whose houses have been razed to the ground by government forces during gunfights with militants.
In a statement to news agency CNS, the UJC chief said, “We appeal to the people of Kashmir, particularly to the affluent ones, to help freely those who lost their property and houses during gunfights. In this chilly season, these victims need housing facilities.”
Salahuddin hailed the efforts of people of Kashmir in resisting military operations in the Valley. He said the way people in Kashmir have been showing stiff resistance and facing bullets and pellets of Indian troopers, the message is clear to India and the international community.
“International community should open their eyes and see how freedom-loving people of Kashmir are confronting Indian troopers during combat operations,” Salahuddin said, adding, “The blood of martyrs will not go waste.”
He paid rich tributes to the five militants killed in two separate gunfights on Thursday. According to the UJC statement, Salahuddin said at a meeting of the council that they are indebted to the militants who lay their lives for the sacred cause of Kashmir’s freedom.