May 2001 News

Dialogue only remedy to Kashmir problem: JKLF

7 May 2001
The Nation

RAWALPINDI: Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) believes that Kashmiri issue could only be resolved by holding a result oriented and meaningful dialogue. Addressing a party meeting here Monday, the Secretary Information of JKLF Raja Lateef Tahir said that Kashmiris are main and primary party to dispute and without their consent no solution of Kashmir issue will prove durable. He said that contesting election is a democratic process and JKLF always support the democratic process. He said that front has not yet decided whether to take part in elections in AJK or not.  “Chairman of JKLF, Muhammad Yaseen Malik is under treatment in USA and he will decide that matter’’, Tahir said. Responding to a question about presence of section of accession of Pakistan in nomination form, he said “It is true that while contesting election in Indian occupied Kashmir, you have to accept accession of Kashmir with India and same is in AJK”.  “We have not decided the issue of participating in election. Once we decide it we will approach to International Court of Justice (ICJ) to removal of this section’’, Latif Tahir said. He dispelled the impression that JKLF (Aman) has initiated move for re-unification of the splinter groups of JKLF and said that so far Amanullah Khan or any other leader had not contacted him. Meanwhile, Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) has reiterated its resolve to continue its struggle against the class system and against corruption, nepotism and tribal supremacy in Jammu Kashmir state. The Chief Organizer of JKLF, Hafiz Anwar Samawi has said that after announcing the participation in the forthcoming general elections of AJK Legislative Assembly, JKLF will announce its revolutionary package based on restoration of the Revolutionary Government of AJK, Equal representation for Gilgit Baltistan, Royalty of Mangla Dam, Establishment of Kashmir Bank and construction of international Airport in AJK. “We will move resolution in AJK assembly to reject the Karachi Agreement, which is worst then the Amritsar pact’’, Samawi, who is also Chairman of JKLF Parliamentary Board, said. JKLF’s struggle will be against the corrupt element, who have deprived the talented youth from jobs and caused confusion just to make fortunes at the cost of rights of people, JKLF leader said and added that Azad Jammu Kashmir will be turned into a real base camp of the Liberation movement and resources will be utilized for liberation of Kashmir, besides providing basic facilities to the masses. Health and Education facilities will be free for all and people will be given more chances to take modern education without any discrimination of rich and poor, Hafiz Samawi said. It may be recalled that Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) preaching for the independence of Kashmir, has recently announced its participation in the July 5, general election of 40 seats of AJK Assembly.


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