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Monday, 31 August 2009
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Pakistan, India urged to resume talks

Tuesday, September 01, 2009
By By Our Correspondent

LEADERS of all the political parties of Azad Jammu and Kashmir have called upon the governments of India and Pakistan to immediately resume talks to resolve the Kashmir issue on the basis of Kashmiris’ right of self-determination.

A press released issued after the AJK political leaders meeting here on Monday said: “Eminent Kashmiri leaders, representing all major political parties of Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Northern Areas, met in Islamabad on 27-8-09 to resume their discussions for a peaceful solution of the Kashmir issue.”

“The political developments since their last meeting, following their meeting with Foreign Minister of Pakistan on September 20, 2007 were discussed. The leaders noted with great concern the lack of progress in the negotiations between the governments of Pakistan and India on resolution of the Kashmir issue and urged the two governments to resume the talks without delay,” the statement added.

The leaders reaffirmed that the people of Jammu and Kashmir stand united to achieve their right of self-determination, reiterating the demand that the former state should remain indivisible, geographically, politically and constitutionally, and that the right of self-determination also entitled them to sit with the representatives of the governments of Pakistan and India to conclude arrangements meeting the national security concerns of Pakistan and India.

They exchanged views about the nature of the future State of Jammu and Kashmir and decided to take the necessary steps to explore the views of the government of Pakistan. They also decided to extend invitation to the leaders of the people of Jammu and Kashmir in the Indian held areas of the former state.

The representatives of the people of the Former State of Jammu and Kashmir urged the two governments to open all points on the Line of Control and all the roads and paths, including the Kargil-Skardu and Mirpur-Jammu (Mnawar Akhnur) road for traffic and commerce.

The Kashmiri leaders showed deep concerns at the continued senseless violence against the innocent people of the state adding to the horrendous toll of lives during the past nineteen years.

Those who attended the meeting were: Chaudhry Muhammad Latif Akbar, PPP-AJK Secretary General and Minister of Finance in the AJK Government Sardar Khalid Ibrahim Khan (MLA in the last four assemblies) President, Jammu Kashmir Peoples Party, AJK, Mr Abdul Majeed Malick, Chief Justice (r) AJK, President, Jammu and Kashmir Liberation League, Mr Amanullah Khan and Supreme Head of JKLF Justice (r) Syed Sharif Hussain Bokhari President, Kashmir Action Committee, Mr Munir Hussain Chaudhry Advocate President Pakistan Peoples Party (SB), AJK, Mr Wajahat Hassan Mirza, Chairman APNA, Mr Nurul Bari, Naib Amir Jamat-e-Islami, Mr Ianayatullah Shimali, Chairman, Gilgit Baltistan National Alliance, Dr Najeeb Khan Naqi, former minister AJK representing the Muslim Conference AJK. The meeting was facilitated by the Pakistan-India People’s Forum for Peace and Democracy and United Centre for Peace represented by Dr Mubashir Hasan.
Sunday, 30 August 2009
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Pakistan robbed the special status of Kashmiris in Pakistan

JKLF has made it clear that Gilgit Baltistan is an integral part of Jammu and Kashmir State and any change in its administrative status betrayed a tacit shift in the government’s stand on Kashmir.
Amanullah Khan, Patron of the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), said the move had robbed the Northern Areas of a special status, virtually converting it into the country’s fifth province.
Mr. Khan further said that Islamabad had lost support of the Security Council over the years due to a ‘wavering stand’ on Kashmir and now it was squandering whatever goodwill it had by merging Gilgit-Baltistan with Pakistan.
Supreme Head Amanulah Khan has demanded the Azad Kashmir style of governance in Gilgit Baltistan.
In the meantime, JKLF Central Executive meeting will be held in Rawalpindi on 2 September 2009 to discuss the new developments. 
Saturday, 22 August 2009
Tuesday, 18 August 2009
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JKLF in Kashmir Paid Tributes to Shaheed Manzoor-ul-Islam

Islamabad, Kashmir (18 Aug 09) Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front - JKLF has paid rich tributes to its martyred leader Manzoor-Ul-Islam on his martyrdom anniversary.

Senior Vice Chairman of JKLF, SM Afzal while addressing a rally in Mazar-E-Shohada, Islamabad said that Manzoor-Ul-Islam being a leading figure in our cadres has inspired the whole nation with his sacrifices. He further said that he worked tirelessly and with great devotion for the freedom of nation. The rally was also addressed by Chaimman Islamic Students League, Shakeel Ahmed Bakshi, Ammer Umat Islamia Qazi Yasir, JKLF Zonal President Abdul Qadir Rather, Zahoor Ahmed Sheikh of Peoples League, Malik Anwar, Nazir Ahmed Khan and others.

A blood donation camp was also organised by Umat-E-Islamia in Islamabad, in which people took part in large numbers. Speaking on this occasion, the speakers also rebuffed the statement of Indian Prime Minister and termed it an attempt to demoralise the people of Kashmir.

Andleeb Kashmiri,
Spokesman, JKLF
(Sub-Head Office, Rajbagh, SRINAGAR)

Monday, 17 August 2009
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British Kashmiris protest at Indian HC London

LONDON, Aug 15: The All Parties International Kashmir Co-ordinating Committee the alliance of British Kashmiri parties and representatives of Kashmiri diaspora have called for withdrawal of Indian troops from the populated areas of Kashmir as a first step to build a constructive environment for dialogue to resolve Kashmir issue.

This demand was made through a memorandum addressed to Indian Prime Minister Mr. Manmohan Singh and was handed over to the officials of Indian High Commission in London after a protest demonstration to mark the India’s Independence Day as black day.

It was demanded that India must recognize Kashmiri peoples inalienable right to self determination, abolish all draconian laws including infamous Public Safety Act, and International human rights and humanitarian organizations be allowed to visit Kashmir Valley for helping the suffering population of the held territory.

The Kashmiri leaders reminded Indian Prime Minister of his promise of zero tolerance with regard to human rights violations and said that no substantial or tangible progress has been witnessed to that effect as blatant violations of human rights were continued in length and breadth of Kashmir.

The memorandum highlighted that the iron fisted policy of Indian administration along with draconian laws continued to increase the possibility of blatant and unbridled violations of human rights. Saying that repression is not the answer to the popular sentiments of the people, the Kashmiri community representatives urged Indian government to pay heed to the saner voices with in India that were recognizing

Kashmiri peoples aspirations and advocating for the measures to the right direction.

Condemning the arbitrary arrests and repeated crackdown on political leadership of Kashmir, the memorandum further stated that today’s protest widely participated by Kashmiri Diaspora needs to be recorded concern over failing health of Syed Ali Geelani, Shabir Ahmed Shah and continued detention of Naeem Ahmed Khan, Ashraf Sehrayee, Asia Andarbi, Zahoor Butt and scores of other political detainees.

They expressed hope that the present policies pursued by Indian administration will be reversed and fundamental freedom will be restored to find a peaceful resolution of the dispute through constructive dialogue. The Kashmiri community representatives further demand a tripartite inclusive dialogue between Kashmiris, India and Pakistan.

Friday, 14 August 2009
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Pro plebiscite speakers hold Kashmir round table in Srinagar

Abrar Lone (Rising Kashmir)
Srinagar, August 13: India seized Kashmir under a grand conspiracy and the accession with India was not permanent which is what Kashmiris are contending, pro freedom leaders, social activists, advocates and senior citizens concluded Thursday in a seminar on “Self Determination—Truth, Challenges and Role of Kashmiris”.

“It was a conspiracy against the Kashmiri nation. What India calls an accession is in fact a deceit played against Kashmiris by Jawaharlal Nehru,” Convener of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Amanullah Khan Group, S M Afzal said during his speech.

Afzal said there was nothing like accession and the instrument of accession produced was a fake paper meant to take control of the State.
The seminar started with a discussion followed by question answer session with the panel that included civil society activist, Dr Mubarak, veteran social activist Anwar Ashai, Advocate Bashir Ahmad Bhat, Mirvaiz South Kashmir, Qazi Yasir, Educationist Habibullah Wani, Islamic Students League (ISL) Chairman Shakeel Ahmad Bakshi, Vice President JKCCS Zahir-ud-din, Retired Prof Nazir Ahmad Koul, Muslim Khawateen Markaz Chairperson, Advocate Zamrooda Habib, trade union member M A Raja, Advocate Mohammad Amin and social activist Dr Zaffar.
On August 13 which is being observed as Kashmiri Peoples Right of Self-determination Day, Afzal said that Kashmiris are yet to be given the choice of which country they want to accede “and on this day we want to send across the world this message that we are serious in our demands.”
“More than 62 years have passed and we are still pleading for a resolution,” he said.

Reminding that Kashmir accession to India was a temporary decision since the then PM of India Jawaharlal Nehru promised self determination to Kashmiris, Advocate Amin said, “The only solution is what we were promised six decades back. Kashmiris have the right to be asked about their opinion whether to choose India or Pakistan.”
Linking peace to right to self determination, he said, all the princely states were given right to self determination but out of them only Jammu and Kashmir was unfortunate.
The panel members said that the then Maharaja was reluctant to accede to any of the two nations and on October 27, 1947 army landed at the Srinagar Airport.
“And soon after the landing they started showing what they actually came for,” they said.

Muslim Khawateen Markaz leader, Zamrooda Habib said that “our struggle is based on the right to self determination.”
“We have to remind India about the promise it made to us. And according to the United Nations, we can choose anything between India and Pakistan,” she added.
Other options which Kashmiris can opt for were also debated and discussed in the seminar.
Qazi Yasir, another activist said that free will is misunderstood to most Kashmiris. “It is not only India or Pakistan. It can be a free Kashmir as well,” the activist said.
Meanwhile eminent journalist, Zahir-u-din disagreed to observe August 13 as ‘Kashmir day’ saying that , poet of the east, Allama Iqbal had insisted to observe August 14 as the ‘Kashmir day’.
He further said, “Kashmiris can forgive India for 10,000 enforced disappearances, 12000 custodial killings and over one lakh killings but they will never forgive her for 7000 rapes. The truth is that India is an aggressor and it has to vacate our state.”
The seminar also saw some pro-freedom leaders’ bashing by the angry participants.
Among the audience, a local resident, Yasin Shah argued that the repression will not end until pro freedom leaders adopt themselves to the living standards of a common Kashmiri. “We are suffering because we had materialistic leadership,” he said.
Another speaker said that India has applied “confusion therapy” on Kashmiris by propagating multiple options of conflict resolution.
“Just three decades back Kashmiris had single opinion of right to self determination to fight over. But now multiple opinions have been deliberately created,” he said.
“Even last year,” Mohammad Amin, a trade union activist said, “our leaders presented almost 55 different resolutions at the UN office in Sonawar. Our main issue is withdrawal of troops.”
He suggested that a resolution should be planned by taking everybody into consideration, which should form the basis of freedom struggle.
“Otherwise it will take 100 years to achieve independence,” he added.
The panelists said that independent Kashmir is possible and Kashmiris will force out India from the State.
“By hook or crook India has to get out from here,” pro-freedom activist Bashir Ahmad Bhat said.
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‘Right to self-determination non-negotiable right’

NISAR AHMED THAKUR (Greater Kashmir)
Islamabad, Aug 14: The All Parties Committee for Kashmiri peoples’ right to self-determination, an alliance of more than a dozen political parties of AJK and Gilgit Baltistan, while observing Right to Self-determination Day, Thursday, made a passionate appeal to the world community to help resolve the dispute of Kashmir in accordance with the wishes and aspirations of Kashmiri people
To mark the day, rallies, seminars and symposiums were arranged at various district headquarters of AJK. In this connection a seminar was also held at Islamabad Press Club which was addressed by the committee’s chairman and supreme head of Liberation Front Amanullah Khan and other representatives of the alliance including. Besides JKLF and SLF activists the seminar was attended by students and the activists of various political organizations of AJK.
Speakers on the occasion while highlighting the importance of the day maintained that Right to self-determination was the inalienable, inherent and globally recognized right of the people of Kashmir. They stated that any solution divergent to the principle of self-determination and the relevant UN resolutions would neither be a feasible nor would it be acceptable to the people on either sides of the line of control.
They pointed out that it was the moral responsibility of the UN to take concrete steps to settle this issue, as it has been pending there for several decades.
Referring to the prevailing political situation in Kashmir; the speakers regrettably noted that Indian troops were involved in worst kind of human rights violations in Kashmir and appealed the world HR organizations to take effective notice of the atrocities being inflicted against the people of Kashmir.
Talking to Greater Kashmir, the chairman of the Committee, Amanullah Khan said that the basic objective of observing this day was to remind India, Pakistan and the world community of the pledges they made with the people of Kashmir.
He said that the UN commission for India and Pakistan (UNCIP) after discussing Kashmir issue with the representatives of the respective countries adopted a resolution on August 13 1948, which was accepted by both India and Pakistan. He stated that it was the most comprehensive resolution in which Kashmiris’ right to self-determination was fully acknowledged by the two countries saying that a supplementary resolution was adopted by UNCIP later on January 5, 1949.
About the UN’s role he said, “The UN has done a very big favour to us that is British rulers, Indian Congress and even the Muslim League had agreed that it is the Maharaja of the state who has the right to decide future status of the state. But it is the United Nations that has granted this right to people so we are thankful to the highest body which has somehow empowered the people rather than the despotic rulers”.
Responding to another query he said, “My personnel appeal to the world conscience particularly India and Pakistan to fulfill the pledges they have given to Kashmiri nation. Like civilized nations both the countries India and Pakistan must honor the commitments of their predecessors and hold free, fair and impartial plebiscite in Kashmir so that people can decide the political destiny”.
“We are not begging for a charity nor we beg for any concessions, it is our birth right, and we will never give up this demand whatever the situation may be”, he added.
Meanwhile the Committee had also arranged similar functions at Muzaffarabad, Bagh and Rawalakot, which were addressed by the leaders of the alliance respectively.
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Kashmiris observe self-determination day today

Islamabad—Kashmiris across Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan and abroad would observe Self-determination Day on Thursday (today) in commemoration of UNCIP ( United Nation’s Commission on India and Pakistan) resolution of August 13, 1947 which promises plebiscite as solution to the dispute of Kashmir. The Patron-in-Chief of JKLF Mr Amanullah Khan told Pakistan Observer on telephone that the best viable settlement of the Kashmir dispute could come via granting right of self-determination to the people of Jammu and Kashmir. “That right promised to Kashmiris by UN is sacrosanct with the Kashmiris for which they are struggling for past over 61 years, making immense sacrifices”, he added.

It was on August 13, 1947 that the United Nation’s Commission on India and Pakistan constituted by the Security Council had passed a resolution accepting right of self-determination to the people of Kashmir as the basis of settlement.

However on January 5, 1949 the same Commission passed another resolution that prescribed the accession solution - Kashmiris either to accede to Pakistan or to India. JKLF believes that the self-determination principle should not be conditional; that should be unviersal.

The Day on Thursday would be marked by open public meetings, walks, and adoption resolutions urging world leaders to help Kashmiris materialize their aspirations.
Thursday, 13 August 2009
13th August 2009 observed as Kashmir Day in Srinagar

13th August 2009 observed as Kashmir Day in Srinagar

13th of Aug 2009 was observed as Kashmir Day here in Srinagar . A seminar was organised by Zonal body of JKLF in Srinagar. In This seminar various leader of different political parties, lawyers, intellectuals, journalists and people from different communities participated. In this seminar open discussion was also organised by the JKLF Senior Vice Chairman Mr. S.M. Afzal

Andleeb Kashmiri
Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF)
Sub Head office
Rajbagh Srinager Kashmir Mob 9419997706

Thursday, 6 August 2009
Demonstration in London. 15th August to be observed as BLACK DAY

Demonstration in London. 15th August to be observed as BLACK DAY

Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) have once again planned a demonstration in front of Indian High Commission in London. JKLF has decided to observe 15th August as black day. Coaches from all across UK will leave for London. If you live in UK, please attend this much important demonstration and bring your friends with you. Sisters are also welcome.
Details are:
Date: 15th August 09
Time: 12:00 pm (start)
Venue: Indian High Commission, London

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