Pak Taliban denies entering Jammu and Kashmir to disrupt elections

April 22nd, 2009 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI  

Taliban Islamabad, Apr 22 (ANI): Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan has said that it had nothing to do with parliamentary elections being held in India, and dismissed reports of its militants entering Jammu and Kashmir.

The chief spokesman of Tehreek-e-Taliban, Haji Muslim Khan, strongly refuted reports that the Taliban had entered Jammu and Kashmir.

“We fail to understand why India has unleashed a propaganda that the Taliban had entered the Kashmir Valley. By such tactics, India wants to harass Kashmiris,” he said, adding that they only wanted to enforce the will of Allah (Islam) all over the world.

“If we decide to fight the Indians in Kashmir, no power on earth can stop us,” The Nation quoted Khan, as saying.

“Elections in India are not a matter of Taliban’s interest. We are fighting for a bigger cause. Why should Taliban enter Kashmir to disrupt the Indian elections,” he asked.

Khan wondered why Muslims were waiting for the Taliban to enforce Islam everywhere instead of rising to the occasion themselves.

He said Pakistani leadership had stopped aiding Kashmiri fighters.

“But they cannot dampen their faith nor deter their resolve for attaining their right to self-determination. Whether or not Pakistan supports the militants, they should continue their struggle for the cause,” Khan said.

“Fight for territory is not jihad. The real jihad is to enforce the divine law based on justice, which breaks the shackles of human slavery,” Khan said.

He said India and America had been justifying the use of gun for themselves and not for others.

“And, when Muslims use it (gun) in self-defence, it is viewed as dangerous. If use of gun by India and the US is justified, why not by the Muslims, in self-defence,” Khan asked. (ANI)

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