Pakistan does not see Salahuddin as a terrorist: Abdul Basit
August 01, 2017  20:16
Defending Hizbul Mujahideen Chief Syed Salahuddin, outgoing Pakistan High Commissioner to India, Abdul Basit today said that for Pakistan the terror outfits chief is not a terrorist. 

Speaking to ANI, Basit said that Salahuddin was struggling for right to self-determination of Kashmiris.

"Whatever he is doing, which is also seen in Pakistan and J&K, is a struggle for the right to self determination," Basit said, adding that Salahuddin is not a terrorist as far as Pakistan is concerned.

"We don't agree with him being a global terrorist and also criticize the decision on part of the United States as well," he said.

Salahuddin, is one of the most wanted terrorists in the National Investigation Agency's list.

In September, 2016, Salahuddin vowed to block any peaceful resolution to the Kashmir conflict, threatened to train more Kashmiri suicide bombers, and vowed to turn the Kashmir valley "into a graveyard for Indian forces."
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