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Saturday, 12 September 2009

JKLF Meet the Press and Media Event in London

JKLF Meet the Press and Media Event in London
by the Diplomatic Wing of JKLF and JKLF UK Zone.
London (September 11, 2009)
The Gilgit-Baltistan Package presented by Government of Pakistan on 29th of August 2009 is forthrightly rejected by Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF). We demand that Gilgit Baltistan is united with Azad Jammu Kashmir as a sovereign and democratic state. The sovereign State to be headed by a revolutionary government having two autonomous provinces Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan. This government to represent and expedite the people’s freedom movement on both national and international level.
JKLF also puts forward a temporary option to form a government in Gilgit-Baltistan having an elected president, Prime Minister, Supreme Court and Independent Election Commission. Such a Government will be more democratic than the existing Government of Azad Jammu Kashmir.

JKLF accuses the Government of Pakistan that Gilgit-Baltistan package is merely entangling the people of Gilgit-Baltistan in a knot of deceptive words. The Govt. of Pakistan is filling a new bottle with old wine pushing a failed formula under a new flashy disguise.
Under this package, people of Gilgit-Baltistan will suffer mass populace enslavement under an imposed governor, similar to the viceroy of the British Raj in the subcontinent as the package is nothing short of a colonial arrangement.

This package inflicts a grievous wound upon Kashmir’s Freedom Movement and brings Pakistan Government at par with Indian Government. The JKLF considers this package as a conspiracy and an off-shoot of General Pervez Musharraf’s four point agenda and part of back channel diplomacy with India which is completely un-acceptable to people of Jammu Kashmir.

JKLF and people of Kashmir will strongly oppose and resist conspiracies against the sacred cause of freedom and the fundamental rights of the people from all parts of forcibly divided state of Jammu Kashmir of which Gilgit-Baltistan is an integral part till the end.

In its recent meeting held on 2nd September in Rawalpindi the leadership of the JKLF under the guidance of its founder and supreme head Mr Amanullah Khan has decided to embark upon a concerted political effort to mobilise political and public opinion against this package. Diaspora based chapters of the JKLF will follow the guide lines to wage diplomatic activities along with other Kashmiri political forces engaged in the struggle of self determination for Kashmir.

This announcement was made at a specially convened press and media event organised by the JKLF leadership including Prof. Zafar Khan head of JKLF’s Diplomatic Affairs, Shahnawaz Malik senior vice president JKLF UK Zone, General Secretary JKLF in Britain Mohammed Riaz and Secretary Diplomatic Committee Zafar Sharif among many others present at meet the press event at KTC restaurant in Southall west London.

JKLF has announced to launch a mass mobilization campaign within Kashmir as well as at international level. This campaign will systematically expose all the conspiracies and prepare the masses to take things into their own hands, retaliate and defeat all conspiracies.

The following decisions of the JKLF’s central leadership in Rawalpindi were also announced at the London press event and the leaders resolved to follow the programme of mass mobilisation as announced by the supreme head and the Chairman of the party namely that:

  • JKLF is preparing a platform to re-unite the people of Indian held Jammu Kashmir, Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.
 JKLF Mass Mobilization campaign is into four phases.
Phase 1:- On the 11th of September 2009 JKLF will organize protest demonstrations and rallies throughout Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan against giving Gilgit-Baltistan defecto provincial Status.
Phase 2:- JKLF will meet different political and social organizations and conduct seminars and press conferences in UK, Azad Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan and Pakistan.
Phase 3:- JKLF will stage protest rallies in front of Pakistani diplomatic missions in London, New York, Brussels, Hong Kong and Madrid.
Phase 4:- JKLF, on 22nd of October, will conduct a long march towards parliament house Islamabad and a sit in demonstration demanding the following;

  1. The cancellation of the 28th April 1949 Karachi agreement

  2. The cancellation of interim constitutional act. 1974 of AJK

  3. The cancellation of 29th August 2009, Gilgit Baltistan package

  4. Re-unification of Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Kashmir as a democratic and sovereign State

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