Jihad Council rejects ceasefire, calls it ‘cosmetic’

Jihad Council rejects ceasefire, calls it ‘cosmetic’
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SRINAGAR: The United Jihad Council (UJC), a grouping of Kashmir-based militant outfits, on Friday termed the Ramazan ceasefire as a “joke”, saying “India was trying to mislead the international community by such cosmetic measures and Kashmiris won’t get carried by such tactics”.
In statement, UJC spokesperson Syed Sadaqat Hussain said that a Jihad Council meeting under the chairmanship of its chief, Syed Salahuddin, was held in which it was felt that the ceasefire announcement by India was just for the sake of ceasefire and there was no sincerity on the part of the Indian leadership in resolving the core issue.
The spokesman added that the terminology of the word ‘ceasefire’ itself suggests that after the holy month of Ramazan, the government forces would resume the killings and atrocities in Kashmir. He said that it would have been really a good step should the Indian leadership have shown sincerity in it. “The decision of ceasefire has no relevance or importance,” the spokesperson said.
He said that it is imperative upon the leadership of India to show seriousness in resolving the Kashmir issue, for which it must accept Jammu and Kashmir as a “disputed territory” and begin the tripartite dialogue in accordance with the United Nations resolutions.