JKLF slams APHC's Kashmir policy
10 September 2003
The Daily Times
LAHORE: Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) leaders on Wednesday condemned the political role of All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) in Kashmir and rejected its formula of the Kashmir division.Addressing a press conference, JKLF President Syed Faisal Shah Nazki implored the world community to force India and Pakistan to start meaningful dialogue to resolve the Kashmir dispute.The JKLF leader said the actual Kashmiri leadership should be invited to talks for a permanent solution to the problem. He said there was no ideology behind the Kashmir division formula presented by the APHC. Mr Nazki said APHC leaders had their own interests at sake. He said the party leaders took billions of rupees from India to do as India wanted in Kashmir's politics. Mr Nazki urged Pakistan and India to withdraw their forces along the Line of Control before a dialogue. 'Neither country has the right to impose its policies in Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Held Kashmir,' he said. He said besides India's brutality in Held Kashmir, Pakistani intelligence agencies were also planning to sabotage the Kashmir movement by merging AJK to Pakistan.Khawaja Gulam Nabi Loan of the JKLF said the freedom of Kashmir was an international issue and both the countries were trying to divide Kashmir between themselves. He said the United Nations had given Kashmiris the right of self-determination but both the countries deprived them of their right for their own interests.