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Pakistan is ready to fight thousands of battles for the liberation of Kashmir, Jamaat ud-Dawa chief and Lashkar-e-Tayiba founder Hafiz Muhammad Saeed said at a meeting of the party in Lahore.
"We will shed our blood, as freedom can only be achieved through sacrifices and martyrdoms," said Saeed.
"For the liberation of Kashmir, we can fight thousands of wars with India. The government of Pakistan should stop begging India for talks on Kashmir. Just like Aazad Kashmir, Indian occupied Kashmir can only be freed through Jihad," declared Saeed.
Reportage: Tahir Ali
Hafiz Saeed was annoyed over Pakistan Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani-led government's efforts about the Kashmir issue and said, "During the earlier government, the Kashmir cause suffered badly, as the government's stance was not aggressive. Unfortunately, the current government is also following the same policies."
He alleged that,"The government is making transit agreements (with India) under the supervision of the United States. Pakistani rulers should know that American slavery is not acceptable to our nation."
Talking about the situation in Kashmir, another JuD leader said, "The freedom movement of Kashmir is moving forward; it is time to free Kashmiris from Indian occupation through Jihad. Kashmir will soon become a part of Pakistan. According to Islamic teaching, the Pakistani people should help Kashmir freedom-fighters in this critical hour; every Pakistani youngster is ready to fight for Kashmir's freedom."
He added, "The issue of Kashmir is not related to a single person or a specific party but it is the issue of Pakistan's survival. The Pakistani youth are ready to sacrifice for the freedom of Kashmir but it is also the duty of the Pakistani government to handle the issue seriously."
Saeed also expressed his anger at the international community's stance on Kashmir and claimed that no nation was taking note of the "brutality of the Indian army in Kashmir".
"We feel sorry for the international community that did not impress upon India the necessity to give Kashimiris the right of freedom. There is no impact of United Nations' resolutions over India. Where are UN Security Council and other organisations working for human rights to voice concern for the Kashimiris who are being tortured by the Indian armies," he said.