Syed Salahuddin confesses to conducting terror strikes in India: On Pakistani TV, Hizbul chief vows Kashmir's freedom

Confirming India's stand on cross-border terrorism emanating from Pakistan, Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahudddin has reportedly confessed on a Pakistani TV channel that his outfit did carry out several terror attacks in India, ANI reported.

Salahuddin was recently designated as a global terrorist by the United States during Narendra Modi's visit to Washington DC. However, days after this move, Salahuddin vowed to fight on until India relinquishes control over Jammu and Kashmir.

Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin. News18

Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin. News18

"We will not end this fight without liberating Kashmir from India," Syed Salahuddin, who heads the Hizbul Mujahideen militant group, said amid tight security in a news conference in Muzaffarabad, in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir.

On being designated as a "global terrorist", Salahuddin claimed the decision was only made to appease India.

The militant leader added that Hizbul Mujahideen only targets Indian forces and that the Islamic State group and al-Qaida have no presence in Kashmir.

"Donald Trump's decision will be thrown out if anyone challenges it in American courts," Salahuddin said.

"No other Western nation has endorsed what this crazy Donald Trump has done," he added.

Salahuddin later led a rally in Muzzafarabad and praised Pakistan for continued support in Kashmir.

India accuses Pakistan of backing Kashmir insurgents in the region split between the two nations, a charge Islamabad denies.

With inputs from AP

Updated Date: Jul 03, 2017 12:55 PM

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