Jun 092012

Lahore, June 9 (ANI): Kashmiri Mujahideen leader Syed Salahuddin has warned that a war would take place inside Pakistan if it withdraws its support to fighting Pakistan’s war in Kashmir, adding that Islamabad now cares more about trade than jihad.

His threat emerged as Indian and Pakistani leaders prepare for talks in Islamabad on proposals to withdraw their troops from the disputed Siachen Glacier, the world’s highest battlefield close to the Line of Control that divides Kashmir.

“We are fighting Pakistan’s war in Kashmir and if it withdraws its support, the war would be fought inside Pakistan,” The Nation quoted the United Jihad Council (UJC) chief, as saying.

Salahuddin and other Kashmiri leaders fear the Pakistan government will withdraw its long-standing support for the military strikes against Indian forces in Kashmir as part of its diplomatic campaign to reduce trade barriers and ease movement between the old enemies.

” Kashmir has been the key issue but now it has become peripheral as all claims of supporting our struggle politically, diplomatically and morally are nothing but lip service,” Salahuddin was quoted, as saying.

Talks with India, however, were doomed to failure, he said, because New Delhi is not serious about peace and is only interested in buying more and more time to implement its own design for the region. (ANI)

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