JKLF Leader Demands Trilateral Talks On Kashmir Issue
27 August 2007
The Times of India
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (Amanullah group) on Monday demanded initiation of a trilateral talks between India, Pakistan and representatives of people of the state to resolve the long pending Kashmir issue. The dialogue process between India and Pakistan has once again come to a standstill. The bilateral talks have failed as people of Kashmir have not been given any relief, JKLF president Javid Ahmed Mir told reporters on Monday. The need of the hour is to initiate trilateral talks to resolve the issue, Mir said. He said the next talks should be trilateral and focused on the resolution of the Kashmir issue. He said if the two countries sincerely and seriously initiate talks on Kashmir, rest of the issues would be resolved automatically. Mir expressed concern over alleged violations of human rights in the state and said he would be staging a hunger strike on September 3 to invite the attention of international bodies on the issue. The JKLF leader also criticised the state government for its alleged failure to arrest and punish the criminals involved in the heinous crimes of rape and murder of two girls, one each in Kupwara and Srinagar recently.