September 1999 News


JKLF leader plans to cross LoC

2 September 1999
Daily Excelsior

ISLAMABAD: The Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) is planning to cross the Line of Control (LoC) next month, and has asked both India and Pakistan "not to use force against the peaceful marchers."

JKLF leader Amanullah Khan, while briefing diplomats of both the countries, said here that the marchers would cross the LoC on October four.

"The Line would be trampled to foil the international community’s bid to make it a permanent boundary between India and Pakistan through Kashmir," he reportedly said.

To make the 720-km LoC a permanent boundary would be like bisecting a body into two, the JKLF chairman said. "We will not let that happen," he added.

"We would cross and come back. No fuss," Khan said, assuring India and Pakistan that they will not create difficulties for them.

He claimed that India had killed three people in February of 1990, and Pakistan eight, with sixty others wounded in the same month in 1992, when they tried to cross the LoC from their respective sides.

"I hope sanity prevails this time around," Mr Khan said, and criticised the Governments in New Delhi and Islamabad for undertaking to decide Kashmiris’ fate "against their wishes and to their exclusion". (DPA)

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