Pakistan’s military-jihadi-complex stokes the flames.
Nawa-i-waqt reports yesterday that the who’s-who of Pakistan’s military jihadi complex was present at the September 27 rally in Islamabad in “support of Jammu and Kashmir’s independence.” Let the name not fool anyone, the Tehreek-e-Azadi-e-Kashmir is a Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) front. It has brought its road show to several towns in PoK, including Mirpur, Kotli and Muzafarabad, before the Islamabad rally.
Concurrent to Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi ratcheting up “Kashmir” at the U.N. General Assembly, the MJC has pulled out all the stops to further stoke flames in the Valley. The TAK is not an irrelevant rabble of jihadi groups. It includes among its ranks, a sitting member of the Pakistani Senate — Professor Sajid Mir (PML-N).
Those present in the rally included Munawar Hasan (Jamaat-e-Islami amir), Sajid Mir (Senator representing PML-N), Hafiz Abdul Rehman Makki (LeT/JuD), Samiul Haq (Jamaat Ulema-e-Islam), Hafiz Saifullah Mansoor (JuD), Ghulam Mohammad Safi (Hurriyat Conference — Tehreek-e-Hurriyat-Jammu Kashmir) and Hafiz Khalid Waleed (JuD, son-in-law to Hafiz Saeed).
Excerpts of the article are included below:
The Islamabad rally supported by the Huriyat and religious parties claimed that Kashmiris were fighting Pakistan’s war, while Pakistan’s civilian administration was seeking dialog with India. If Kashmir could have been resolved through diplomacy, it would have already been resolved through a UN referendum. But India has labelled Kashmiris’ fundamental fight for freedom, “terrorism.”
Jamaat-e-Islami’s amir, Munawar Hasan claimed that Kashmiris were fighting Pakistan’s war, while Pakistan’s leaders were yearning for dialog with India. Senator Sajid Mir stated that the streets of Srinagar are drenched in the blood of Kashmiris, but Pakistan’s leaders have remained silent. He said that it was the responsibility of the Islamic world to reveal India’s violation of human rights and its cowardliness to the rest of the world. Samiul Haq stated that Kashmir’s independence cannot be obtained through dialog with India, but only through jihad. Several JuD leaders claimed that the Indian army is trying to portray itself through a façade of sanctimony in Kashmir. [نواےوقت]