Srinagar, May 14: Militant outfit Hizbul Mujhadeen Monday trashed the reports that its Chief Syed Salahuddin will be asked to step down. Terming the report as a conspiracy to tarnish the image of Salahuddin, the Hizb Spokesperson Salim Hashmi said this report was in circulation sometime ago and under a well-planned conspiracy it has been floated again.
“This report has been circulated on the behest of Indian agencies. Syed Salahuddin is the head of Hizb and United Jihad Council and there is no truth about the report published by an Indian Daily,” Salim Hashmi told news agency CNS over phone.
“Salahuddin is the life line of both Hizb and UJC who enjoys the popular support of militants and freedom loving people,” he said.
Meanwhile, Secretary General UJC, Sheikh Jameel-ur-Rehman told CNS that a conspiracy is being hatched to defame Syed Salahuddin who is a force to reckon with and has sacrificed everything for Kashmir Freedom Movement.
Pertinently, an Indian Daily has claimed that due to pressure from United States and militant outfits, Jaish-e-Muhammad and Lashkar-e-Taiba, Syed Salahuddin is under pressure to step down.
In response to the said report, UJC, Secretary General accused India of resorting to fake propaganda about Syed Salahuddin.
“India has failed on every front in Kashmir and now it is using its media to malign the image of UJC Chief and furthermore it is spreading concocted lies that have no pedestal,” he said. (CNS)