JKLF Faction Boycotts Meeting With Pakistan Envoy In Delhi

1 April 2014
Kashmir Despatch

Srinagar: A Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front faction headed by Javaid Ahmad Mir has decided to boycott the meeting with Pakistan envoy to India slated on Tuesday in New Delhi. Top resistance leaders including chairmen of Hurriyat Conference faction and JKLF head by Mohammad Yasin Malik are scheduled to meet Pakistan envoy Abdul Basit to discuss Kashmir issue. 'Today an emergency of JKLF held at its office at Sher-i-Khass Srinagar, under the supervision of its chairman it was decided that as a mark of protest Mir will boycott it proposed visit to Pakistan Embassy on April 02,' a spokesman said in a press release on Monday. The spokesman said: our sacrifices have been ignored from time to time. He said: instead of encouraging the frontline leaders of the Kashmir resistance we are discouraged. He said Mir since from the past 36 years is in the Kashmir freedom struggle under the banner of All Parties Hurriyat Conference led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq. He said JKLF reserves respect every single Hurriyat leaders who is still in battle field, but the stepmother treatment towards the frontline leaders is an irony in real sense. He said party cult and personality cult among the pro-freedom camp is very unfortunate. The resistance leadership particularly Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, Yasin Malik, Shabir Shah are scheduled to meet are expected to discuss India-Pakistan relations, Kashmir issue and unity among resistance camp during the meet. Reliable sources revealed that besides the resistance camp, the High Court Bar Association, civil society members and human rights activists have also been sent invitations to participate in the ceremony. Meanwhile, a delegation of Jamma't-e-Islami today left for New Delhi to attend the meet.