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Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Executive & Working Committee Meeting of JKLF UK Zone in Nottingham

Nottingham (June 02, 2009)
Executive and Working Committee meeting of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) UK Zone took place in Nottingham on Sunday 31st of May 2009. The meeting was attended by Zonal office bearers of JKLF UK Zone, representatives of JKLF branches from across the United Kingdom and other distinguished senior members of the UK zone. President JKLF UK Zone, Raja Rauf Khan presided over the meeting and it was conducted by General Secretary of UK Zone Prof. Mohammad Riaz.

Several important matters relating to movement and the organisation were thoroughly discussed. A resolution was unanimously passed in which the rape of two women in Indian Held Kashmir district of Shopian was condemned.

Head of Diplomatic Committee of JKLF Prof. Zafar Khan while addressing joint session of this meeting condemned the Indian Governments track record of human rights in Kashmir. Zafar Khan said that it reflects the institutional conspiracy by Indian government to harass the people. He said that India continuously is not honouring the people’s sentiments in the state. While blaming India for unrest in Kashmir, he said that it is the result of unjust and forcible occupation of state by Indian forces. Zafar Khan reminded the world community that India must not be allowed to keep people of Jammu Kashmir in political servitude with an occupation force of 800,000 military and paramilitary soldiers. In the meanwhile, JKLF diplomatic committee headed by Prof. Zafar Khan will hold a meeting with British foreign office next week to highlight the abuse of Kashmiri women by Indian forces.

Haji Rauf Khan President of JKLF UK Zone has strongly condemned the continued harassment of Kashmir people by the hands of Indian army. He said that last year 1000 unmarked graves were found in Kashmir and Indian Government did not allow any probe into that matter. Haji Rauf demanded an immediate, independent and impartial inquiry into the gross human rights violations in the state. He further said that more than 10,000 people have disappeared in custody of Indian forces in Kashmir and the track record of India in Kashmir has increased the fear of their whereabouts. Rauf Khan said that the international human rights organizations especially Amnesty International and Red Cross should raise this issue and launch an impartial probe. Elaborating his statement, president of JKLF UK Zone said that Kashmiris have suffered enormously over the decades for the complete independence of Kashmir. He said that the sacrifices rendered by the Kashmiri people will soon bear fruit and the struggle will continue till the independence of whole nation is achieved.

All branches gave an update about their activities. President of London Branch Mahmood Faiz produced a detailed report about their activities from October 2007 to January 2008. Naming various events and meetings, he said that JKLF London branch in coordination with Diplomatic Committee met with various British lawmakers Lord to highlight the plight of Kashmiri people.
The meeting was also addressed by Senior JKLF members including, Javed Rashid, Mahmood Faiz, Finance Secretary Mohammad Rafiq, Chief Organiser Ali Asghar, Azram Khan, Mohammad Zafar Jr (Luton), Malik Mushtaq (Slough), Gulfaraz Ahmed (Sheffield), M. Iqbal (Manchester), Talib Husssain (Bedford), Rasib Kashmiri (Peterborough), Mohammad Tahir (Peterborough), Mahmood Hussain, and other delegates which include the local secretaries of the branches across UK.

Secretary Information,
JKLF, UK Zone

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