United Jihad Council chairman and Hizbul Mujahideen Supreme Commander said on Saturday that those calling for settlement of the Kashmir issue through peaceful means were in fact deceiving the innocent Kashmiris, adding that an armed struggle was the way to resolve a dispute.
“The Kashmiri people, leadership and the state of Pakistan should prepare themselves for it. Otherwise freedom will remain a distant dream,” he said.
Salahuddin appealed to pro-freedom groups to forge unity in their ranks for the sake of oppressed people, criticizing Pervez Musharraf for “Backstabbing” the Kashmir Mujahideen “at a time when india was about to quit Kashmir.
He said it was the armed struggle that had forced foreign troops to leave Vietnam, Algeria, Libya, Afghanistan and Iraq and once again it was compelling the US and allies to withdraw from Afghanistan.