SRINAGAR United Jihad Council (UJC) chairman Syed Salahuddin on Wednesday said the Kashmir dispute, not the so-called terrorism is the root cause of the prevailing war-like situation in India and Pakistan.
Syed Salahuddin, who is also the chief of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, in a statement, accused New Delhi of diverting the attention from the core issue by beating the drum of terrorism.
He also said Pakistan must keep all its focus on the resolution of Kashmir while underlining that Islamabads one-sided peace overtures are adding to the arrogance of the Modi government and discouraging the resolve of pro-Hurriyat people of Kashmir.
While bullets continue to rule roost in Kashmir, neither can the relations between Pakistan and India improve nor will the peace prevail in the region, he said.
He slammed the criminal silence of the world community over Kashmir.
The UJC chairman also took a dig at the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) asking it to shun double standards and do more than just passing resolutions.
He expressed serious concern over the plight of Kashmiri political prisoners and sought the intervention of world human rights bodies to pressurize India to stop playing with the lives of these detainees.
Denouncing the banning of Jamaat-e-Islami and crackdown on its leaders and activists, Syed Salahuddin said it is a dangerous ploy of RSS to keep the Kashmiri youth away from their religion and to impose the Hindutva upon them.
There is a dire need to counter such ploy and protect our Muslim identity, he said.