Declaring that it will not shun violence and enter into dialogue process, pro-Pakistan Hizbul Mujahideen has said that the gun will "hang on the shoulders" of its cadres till resolution of the Kashmir issue.
"Gun alone can lead to resolution of Kashmir issue and it cannot be given up without any solution," Hizbul's operational commander Ghazi Misbaudin told a local news agency.
To the offers of talks given by the Centre and Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Ghulam Nabi Azad, provided they shun violence, Misbaudin said "we will never accept the condition to shun the gun and then join the dialogue process".
Azad had ruled out talks with militants wielding guns. He said on several occasions ever since he took charge of chief ministership that militants should lay down arms first and join the dialogue process.
Without making clear whether Hizbul supports or opposes the ongoing Indo-Pak dialogue process, Misbaudin said bilateral talks between New Delhi and Islamabad "have not been able to resolve" the Kashmir issue.
"India and Pakistan have signed many accords in the past but these have not been able to resolve the Kashmir issue. The issue cannot be resolved till Kashmiris are given right to self determination," he said.
Misbaudin, however, said Pakistan would never go for any settlement, which is not in accordance to the wishes and aspirations of the Kashmiri people.