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'Terrorist camps on Pak soil must be destroyed'

Written by: Staff

Jammu, May 11: Asserting for a proactive and aggressive policy to curb terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir, Chairman of Anjuman Minhaj-e-Rasool Moulana Syed Athar Hussain Dehlavi has urged central government to destroy all the 59 terrorist camps still there on Pakistani soil.

Talking to UNI, Moulana Dehlavi expressed deep concern over cross-border terrorism, saying that despite public assurances from Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf, around five dozen terrorist camps were still running at that side of Line of Control (LoC).

Strongly condemning the massacre of innocent Hindus in Kulhand, Moulana Dehlavi, who also visited the victims families in Doda, demanded an offensive against the armed militants and appealed to the state government to ensure that adequate security is provided to the people.

''Since 17 years we are trying to treat the cancer of terrorism with soft medicine and now time has come to take bold and proactive decision for surgery to eliminate the terrorism forever,'' he added.

Moulana has asked the All Party Hurriyat Conference (APHC) and other separatist leaders of the Kashmir valley to sincerely denounce the ongoing terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir.

''Hurriyat Conference and other leaders must admit that terrorists are not Mujahideens but only ruthless killers, who have nothing to do with jehad,'' he said.

Insisting that the Kashmir problem can be solved only through dialogue, Moulana appealed the Hurriyat leaders to participate in the ongoing peace talks with the Central Government and work for return of normalcy in the state.

However, at the same time, he insisted that no compromise should be made on the sovereignty and national integration of the country, while negotiating with the secessionist groups, he added.

''The dialogue process should continue but not at the cost of national integration,'' he said and also stressed that return of Kashmiri Pandits was must for the return of normalcy in Kashmir valley.

Moulana also suggested that people from both the communities should be taken in the Village Defence Committees (VDC) so that secularism could be maintained and a collective fight be given to the Pakistan sponsored terrorists, who are hell bent to create a division among Hindus and Muslims.


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