04 December, 2020

'Vajpayee Is Too Shrewd'

Hizbul Mujahideen supreme commander Syed Salahuddin spoke to Amir Mir. Excerpts:

'Vajpayee Is Too Shrewd'
Has the Pakistani government asked the jehadi groups to close down training camps and stop cross-border infiltration?
This so-called infiltration is just misleading Indian propaganda. None of the Kashmiri outfits have training camps inside Pakistan. We have mobile training camps in J&K as its forests and mountains provide suitable conditions for guerrilla warfare.

How do you view the US state department's annual Patterns of Global Terrorism report, which raises serious concerns about the terrorist threat posed to India by Pakistan-based mujahideen groups?
The report is baseless. It's not India that faces a terrorist threat but the innocent people of Kashmir, who are victims of state-sponsored terrorism. The Kashmiri mujahideen wage their armed struggle under a code of conduct that restricts them to targeting military personnel and installations, not civilians.

Do you think the inclusion of the Hizbul Mujahideen in the state department's list of "Other Terrorist Groups" will affect the armed struggle?
No, not at all. Do you think the US...


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