By Arif Qoreshi
Muzaffarabad : Former Lashkar-e- Taiba and present Jamat Dawa Chief Hafiz Mohmmad Saeed threatened that we will not leave India in peace until Kashmir issue is resolved. He was addressing a big gathering at Pakistan controlled Kashmir Head Quarter Muzaffarabad on Sunday.
Hafiz saeed once again reiterated complete support for the ongoing armed struggle in Jammu and Kashmir saying that “America and its allies had lost the war in Afghanistan, and we will force India to empty Kashmir with jihad like Taliban who forced united states and NATO forces to leave Afghanistan.
He also disclosed the next agenda of DPC to unite the nation against india. “we will unite the nation against India, prepare minds for jihad in Kashmir and prove trade agreements, including MFN status to India are wrong.”
The Kashmir based local news paper added that the gathering was held in the University College Ground in main old city, which was decorated with dozens of small and big panaflax banners of different jihadi outfits, inscribed with pro-jihad slogans as well as portraits of their respective leaders. Audience also shouted pro-jihad slogans particularly when their favorite speakers would take the podium.
Although all the speakers assured that we will not allow the government to take U- turn on Kashmir policy but at the same time DPC leaders did not invited the chairman of united jihad council syed salah u din and others jihad council leaders.
That was the strategy not to invite the united jihad council leaders because lashkar taiba and harkar ul mujahdeen representatives are doing the same cause what jihad council had to do said jamat dawa pakistan control Kashmir chief maunlan abdulaziz alvi said “the fortress”.
Defense of Pakistan Council (DFC), chairman Maulana Samiul Haq also spotlighted the shooting of Malala Yousafzai and its imminent repercussions for the country.
“Malala is (like) our daughter and we condemn attack on her… But the innocent Swat girl has been used as a tool to pave way for operation in South and North Waziristan,” said Haq in the event’s concluding speech.
“It’s part of a great game by the devilish forces and under its cover, they want to bomb us once again and defame Islam and Islamic forces,” he alleged.
He pointed out that the Barack Obama had shed tears on Malala’s shooting, but when around 1200 innocent girls were burnt to death in Jamia Hafsa, the US President had termed it accomplishment of his agenda.
Earlier, speaking on Kashmir, Haq said: “We have felt that the Pakistani rulers bear ill-intentions towards Kashmir and that’s why they have put it on the back burner.”
“We have come to assure you that Pakistan’s religious and political forces are on your back and we will put our everything on stake for freedom of Kashmir.”
Former Harkar Ul Mujihdeen Fazlur Rehman Khalil, now heading Ansaar ul Ummah strongly criticized the former army chief parvez muhsaraf and termed Pakistani rulers as a hurdle to the freedom of Kashmir, saying the issue had gone into the background due to their wrong policies.
“On the one hand they talk about freedom and solidarity with the Kashmiris, and on the other they befriend India.”
Muslim Conference president and former PaK Prime Minister Sardar Attique Ahmed Khan, who was the host of DFC here, focused more on harsh criticism of Peoples Party and its leadership than the freedom movement in Kashmir.
He also denounced trade relations with India and alleged conspiracies to convert Gilgit-Baltistan and PaK as provinces of Pakistan.
Prominent among others who spoke on the occasion were Maulana Muhammad Ahmed Ludhhianvi of Ahle Sunnat wal Jamaat, former ISI chief Hamid Gul, former federal minister Shaikh Rashid Ahmed and Abdul Rehman Makki of JUD.
According to the joint deceleration of Difa-e-Pakistan Council vowed to continue the support of freedom struggle of Kashmiris. The DPC also demanded of the government to contact OIC for legislation against the blasphemy so that in future this kind of incidents should be averted.
DPC also demanded of government to review its earlier decision of granting India as most favored nation for trade. DPC has asked government to follow the policy of late Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah on Kashmir issue and should play its role to end illegal detention of APHC Chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani, which is continued from past three months.
The writer is an editor of thefortress.com.pk