June 2001 News

JKLF calls on India-Pakistan to grant independence to J&K

17 June 2001
The Asian Age

Islamabad: The Amanaullah Khan faction of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) has asked India and Pakistan to take steps to solve Kashmir issue on the basis of independence to unified Kashmir. In a common letter sent to Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Pakistan military ruler Gen Pervez Musharraf ahead of their proposed summit, the JKLF leader said their forthcoming meeting could change the very course of history not only of India, Pakistan and Kashmir but of the whole world as well provided the two countries, kashmiri leaders and international community demonstrated sincerity to solve Kashmir issue. Khan said indians were "mistaken" if they thought that time would solve Kashmir issue and that Pakistanis were equally "mistaken" if they thought that Jammu and Kashmir would fall into their lap. He said "the only solution that did not hurt the national egos of India or Pakistan, did not harm their legitimate national interests and was based on the wishes and aspirations of Kashmiris could be acceptable to all the three parties to the issue was to give independence to Kashmir with a mandate to have friendly relations with both India and Pakistan."


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