SRINAGAR: The United Jihad Council has claimed responsibility for the attack on Indian Air Force (IAF) base in Pathankot in which twelve persons, including seven security personnel of elite National Security Guards (NSG), Army and Indian Air Force (IAF) and five militants were killed thus far.
In an emailed statement local media in Held Kashmir, UJC spokesman Syed Sadaqat Hussain while paying tributes to the militants killed in the attack, said that the attack was carried out by ‘National Highway Squad’ militants of UJC to “convey message from Kashmiri militants they can attack any sensitive Indian establishment”.
“Kashmiri militants are fighting against Indian occupation from the last 27 years, and India has not succeeded in crushing the freedom struggle despite use of brutal force,” the spokesman said.
“Indian leadership must, without wasting more time, give Kashmiri people their Right to Self Determination. And also stop human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir. Instead of blaming Pakistan, Indian should read writing on the wall that it cannot sabotage the struggle in Kashmir,” he said.
“Pakistan has nothing to do with the attack but ironically the Indian government, media and their armed forces are suffering from Pakistan phobia,” added the UJC spokesman.
The spokesman added that by hurling allegations at Pakistan, India could neither sabotage the struggle of Kashmiri people in the past nor can it do so now.
“It would be better for the Indian leadership to read the writing on the wall and let the Kashmiri people decide their fate on their own free accord, without further waste of time,” elaborated the statement from the UJC.