Hizbul chief Syed Salahuddin asks Pak for military help: Reports

Salahuddin said if the mujahideen get military support Kashmir will 'clinch freedom' and the map of the subcontinent will undergo a change. In photo: A Pakistani soldier guards the coast near Karachi (Wikipedia) Photograph:( Others )

New Delhi, Delhi, India Oct 21, 2016, 10.04 AM (IST)

Hizb-ul-Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin on Thursday asked Pakistan to extend military support to help 'secede' Jammu and Kashmir state from India.

“The festering (Kashmir) issue is not going to resolve through talks or resolutions… Pakistan should militarily support Kashmiris by providing resources to the mujahideen (freedom fighters),” he said at a press conference in Pakistan’s Muzaffarabad, Pakistan daily, The Dawn reported. 

“If the mujahideen get military support, not only Kashmir will clinch freedom but the map of the subcontinent will also undergo a change,” the daily quoted him as saying. 

Salahuddin ,who is the chairman of  United Jihad Council, also claimed that Jammu-based Muslims were being terrorised by the radical Hindu organisation, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (the ideological parent of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party), and the official machinery.

“The governments in Islamabad and Muzaffarabad should also raise the problems of Jammu-based Muslims at national and international forums,” he said.