Condemning Saturday’s terror attack on a CRPF convoy in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pampore, spiritual head of Ajmer Dargah Zainul Abedin Ali Khan today said the armed forces should be given a free hand to take action against terrorist camps in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).
“The attack by Pakistan-based terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba is an act of cowardice,” he said in a statement.
“Pakistan is waging a proxy war with India through terror groups and the Indian Air Force should be given the nod to enter and destroy terrorist camps set up by the Pakistani army in PoK,” he added.
Khan said terror attacks are against the principles of Islam and Islamic religious leaders across the world should unite in rejecting such outfits who, in the name of jihad, spread terror and kill innocent people.
The Ajmer Dargah Deewan also criticised Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit for shrugging off a question on the terror attack, asking the media to rather focus on the Iftaar Party that was going on at the Pakistan High Commission.
“When our jawans are being killed at the border, how could the Iftar party take place,” Khan said, adding that the Rasthriya Muslim Manch withdrawing its decision to invite Basit to an Iftar party was worth appreciating.
He said talks between the two countries can never be successful because the army and ISI are more influential in Pakistan than the civil government.