December 2000 News

Amanullah Khan blasts Lashkar, Harkat roles

18 December 2000
The Statesman

Islamabad: The JKLF chief, Mr Amanullah Khan today said the involvement of non-Kashmiri elements like Lashkar-e-Taiyaba, Harkat-ul-Mujahideen and Jaish-e-Mohammad in the valley was “very dangerous” for the Kashmiris as well as Pakistan. Non-Kashmiri groups should play a supporting role in Kashmir.”We do not want Kashmir to be turned into Afghanistan or Iran,” he told reporters. Mr Khan was releasing the outcome of the JKLF’s policy and planning commission meeting held yesterday in Rawalpindi. The JKLF chief’s comment is seen as yet another setback to Islamabad’s design to push foreign mercenaries into Jammu and Kashmir. Senior Hurriyat leader, Mr Abdul Gani Lone, last week, had asked foreign mercenaries to leave Kashmir following initiation of political dialogue.


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