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Kashmir jehadis junk UN line

Ahead of commencement of third round of composite dialogue between India and Pakistan, a conglomerate of Pakistan-based militant groups has reportedly decided to give up its demand for implementation of UN resolutions for settling the Kashmir issue, in support of ideas of ?independence and demilitarisation?.

india Updated: Jan 15, 2006 01:05 IST
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Ahead of commencement of third round of composite dialogue between India and Pakistan, a conglomerate of Pakistan-based militant groups has reportedly decided to give up its demand for implementation of UN resolutions for settling the Kashmir issue, in support of ideas of “independence and demilitarisation”.

The Muttahida Jihad Council (MJC) headed by chief of Hizbul Mujahideen Sayed Salahuddin has decided to support the idea of an “independent Kashmir and demilitarisation” of the state, Pakistan’s Daily Times newspaper reported quoting an unidentified leader of an MJC-affiliated group. “A consensus has been evolved among the MJC leaders not to oppose the idea of an independent Kashmir and its demilitarisation,” he said adding that MJC was of the view that an “independent” Kashmir was the most viable solution as UN resolutions failed resolve the issue.

According to the newspaper, the MJC leader said it was a major shift in the group’s stance because earlier it had always supported the solution of the Kashmir issue in accordance with the UN resolutions. “The UN resolutions on Kashmir have become irrelevant because Pakistani and some Kashmiri leaders have come up with new ideas to resolve the issue,” he said.

First Published: Jan 15, 2006 01:05 IST