Islamabad: Kashmir’s joint resistance leadership after breaking the silence stepped in to Jab the discomfort created by former Hizb Commander Zakir Mussa’s statement on Sunday, called for unity among political and mujahideen leadership and urged to follow the freedom struggle with “vision and wisdom.”
According to the statement the resistance leadership referred to the more awful and complex situation in 1990s. “We paid the price in terms of precious lives. We were engaged in petty and non-serious matters and instead of following logic we were swayed by our emotions. Disunity and differences proved disastrous in the past and enemy forces succeeded at various stages to sabotage our mission.”
Amid speculations about fallout of Mussa’s statement, the joint resistance appealed for unity saying. “It is time to remain united and follow cherished goal with spirit of persistence and need to be careful as our enemy can derive advantage from prevailing crises”.the statement said.
The leaders said that they stand by their earlier statement which said that Kashmir had no space for Al-Qaeda and ISIS. They said that the freedom struggle was facing a “shrewd enemy” in India, which “choked our voice” and now is time to remain cautious. On one hand, they are hatching conspiracies and on the other, employing all their repressive measures and military might to sabotage our movement. However, all political and militant factions have decided to face all this and remain united,” they said. “We won’t allow anybody to create rifts among resistance camp or divide the leadership and nation.”
The leaders said they succeeded in waving off the label of hardliners and moderate, thus “united the nation on one point program of freedom from forced control.
“Characters of nation are examined in catastrophes and, the biggest power we got and carried forward from 2016 agitation was our unity and poll boycott in recent parliamentary elections.”
The separatist leaders further said: “We ought to remain cautious and let us not harm our struggle and desist from all such steps which may help these forces to play folly with freedom movement.” “Political and militant leadership are fully aware about all odds, we won’t succumb to any pressure,” they added.
Addressing youth, the leaders said, “Our youth need to learn much more from senior leadership and we all need to go hand in hand and work together to achieve our mission. It is time to rethink our strategies and work them out unanimously as to how to get freedom from the forcible clutches and occupation of India”.