Srinagar, July 28: Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) on Friday said the struggle in Kashmir was an indigenous movement whose â€œfirst and lastâ€ aim was freedom from Indian rule.
In a statement, issued here today, JRL that comprises Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik said the movement in Kashmir has no global agenda.
Rejecting the role of Al-Qaeda or ISIS, the leadership said that such organizations were â€œextremely dangerous for the Kashmir movementâ€.
â€œThe struggle in Jammu and Kashmir is purely a local movement. All the peace-loving countries in the world are well aware of the disputed nature of Kashmir. We want this issue to be resolved peacefully,â€ they said, in the statement.
JRL said that Al-Qaeda and ISIS have carried out the massacre of Muslims on the pretext of jehad and sharia. â€œThey (Al-Qaeda and ISIS) never acted against the occupational forces,â€ said the JRL.
Without naming Zakir Musa, who was named head of an Al-Qaeda cell yesterday, the leadership said that Indian policymakers and secret agencies have devised a dangerous strategy to defame the freedom struggle in Kashmir by using people from the state. (CNS)