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Hizbul chief Salahuddin mocks surgical strikes in PoK, says Pak should militarily support Kashmiris

Salahuddin Said The Festering (Kashmir) Issue Is Not Going To Resolve Through Talks Or Resolutions? Pakistan Should Militarily Support Kashmiris By Providing Resources To The Mujahideen

PTI | Updated on: 21 Oct 2016, 04:24:31 PM
In this file photo, Hizbul Mujahideen's chief Syed Salahuddin is seen at an undisclosed location in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir. Image source: Getty Images


Militant group Hizbul Mujahideen's chief Syed Salahuddin has sought Pakistan military's help over the Kashmir issue and mocked India's claims of "surgical strikes" in PoK. 

"The festering (Kashmir) issue is not going to resolve through talks or resolutions? Pakistan should militarily support Kashmiris by providing resources to the mujahideen," Dawn newspaper quoted Salahuddin as saying. 

Salahuddin, who is also chairman of and United Jihad Council (UJC), also promised to change the map of the region. 

"If the mujahideen get military support, not only Kashmir will clinch freedom but the map of the subcontinent will also undergo a change," he said. 

Without elaborating the details of military support he asked for, Salahuddin said Indian military power cannot be defeated through diplomacy. 

Mocking India's "surgical strikes" claims, Salahuddin said Indian troops did not have the courage or capability to cross the Line of Control (LoC) to conduct any such operation. "The propaganda has made India a laughing stock in the comity of nations," he said.

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First Published : 21 Oct 2016, 04:17:00 PM