LBA, JKNF Resolve To Launch Joint Struggle
4 September 2000
The Daily Excelsior
Jammu: The need for close co-ordination between Ladakh Buddhists Association and Jammu and Kashmir Nationalist Front (JKNF) and other organisations favouring trifurcation of J&K was stressed in a meeting held between Mr T Samphel-president Ladakh Buddhists Association and leaders of JKNF here on Sunday. As per a release, Mr Tilak Raj Sharma convenor of the JKNF and Dr Varinder Gupta -president Jammu Mukti Morcha held the deliberation with LBA chief over the core issue. While the Bhuddhist leader expressed gratitude to the people of Jammu for their fullest sympathies and support for the cause of Ladakhis fighting for Union territory status, the leaders of JKNF were grateful to Ladakhis to launch for setting example before Jammu to launch prolonged struggle for achievement of their rights and redressal of demands. It was decided to evolve a mechanism for a joint struggle and to hold regular consultations. Both the organisations resolved to fight jointly with tooth nails against the NC agenda of greater autonomy and divide Jammu and Ladakh on communal lines. The Central Government was also cautioned to against holding talks with the enemy agents whose hands are soaked in blood of thousands of innocent people in J&K and in the country as well. It was stressed that any negotiations for future political set up of J&K within Indian constitution needed to be held with the representatives of Jammu, Ladakh and Kashmir and only those who subscribe to Indian constitution should alone matter in any decision to be arrived at.