Firebrand Pakistani cleric Tahirul Qadri has kicked up a storm by saying that Kashmir jihad (holy war) is un-Islamic.
Speaking in an interview , the Minhaj-ul-Quran leader said one country has no right to launch an armed struggle in another country.
He said Islam doesn’t approve of any such campaign.
Asked if the Pakistanis who are taking part in Kashmir’s “freedom struggle” are wrong, Qadri said it is wrong to take part in attacks in a foreign territory.
He cited the example of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) who, he said, never gave his companions permission to exact revenge from Islam’s enemies in that manner.
He said there should be efforts at the diplomatic level to highlight Kashmiris’ rights and aspirations.