In an attempts to forge unity amongst various Kashmiri groups and organisations actively involved in the
campaign in the
from both sides of Jammu-Kashmir, an all party consultation conference is being
organised at the end of this month by the UK & Europe chapter of the pro-independence
Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF). UK
Arrangements are being finalised to host the conference on 28th August in northern town of
Greater Manchester, and JKLF general secretary, Tehsin Gilani, has written to
nearly 2 dozen heads of Oldham
based Kashmiri groups for their proposals. UK
JKLF president, Mr Azmat A Khan, said in a statement that he is hopeful that Kashmiri activists in the United Kingdom will sign up to JKLF proposals for meaningful international campaign in support of the independence movement after a thorough debate and introspection of the current situation and dilemmas faced by the Kashmiri movement.
“This will be the first of its kind conference where party heads are being invited to debate JKLF proposals to put forward their own ideas of how to move forward and to put together resources and manpower to internationalise the issue of Kashmir in the world media and in the international forum instead of repeatedly highlighting the issue within the Kashmiri community and the diaspora”, He added.
JKLF president is to present a written paper to open the dialogue with all parties at the conference and hopes to build consensus and forge real unity amongst Kashmiri political, human rights and community groups who are interested in playing an effective and fruitful role in the near future.