October 2001 News

Don''t rely too much on Pakistan: JKLF to militants

22 October 2001
The Indian Express

Dubai: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) has warned the militant groups operating in Kashmir that they risk being left in the lurch if they relied too much on Pakistan. ''Take a lesson from Pakistan''s betrayal of Taliban in Afghanistan. What if under US pressure Pakistan takes the same policy towards Kashmir as well,'' JKLF leaders said. JKLF secretary Faisal Nazki and its Lahore head Ansar Khan pointed out that Pakistan had raised the Taliban and installed their government in Afghanistan but now under US pressure abandoned the militia. They told The Gulf News daily that India was ''going all out to get the Kashmir struggle declared as terrorism''. The two leaders also accused the US of ignoring alleged human rights violations saying ''countries like US and Britain have tried their human rights standards to their economic benefits''. ''Since India is a huge market for these countries, they never question rights violations by India in Kashmir,'' they alleged.


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