Gilgit-Baltistan Integral Part Of Kashmir: JKLF

Gilgit-Baltistan Integral Part Of Kashmir: JKLF

2 May 2013
Kashmir Observer


London: Reiterating its stand that Gilgit-Baltistan was integral part of Jammu Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) UK chapter today condemned the Act 74 of AJK government terming it an instrument of slavery. Office bearers of JKLF held a meeting here to discuss the Karachi Agreement and urged Pakistan government not to declare Gilgit-Baltistan as a separate province. Meeting was presided over by Mahmood Faiz and was attended by all office bearers and members of the branch. Cllr Mahmood Hussain, who is also senior vice president of JKLF, UK Zone speaking at the meeting condemned the Act 74 of AJK government. Cllr Hussain termed the Act 74 as an instrument of slavery for the nation and stated that Gilgit-Baltistan was integral part of Jammu Kashmir so Pakistan should not try to unilaterally declare it as its province, a statement sent to Kashmir Observer read. He further said that such a move by the Pakistan would not only violate the United Nation resolutions on Jammu Kashmir but also will give India an excuse to do the same for Ladakh and Jammu. Branch President Mahmood Faiz on this occasion urged Pakistan government not to back stab the Kashmiri movement but respect the integrity of Jammu Kashmir State. He demanded the revocation of Act 74 and other Acts which further divide Jammu Kashmir under Pakistani control and warned that such anti-movement activism by the Pakistan Government would back fire and JKLF along with its allies will be forced to launch a worldwide movement against this. JKLF London branch also congratulated their colleagues in Pakistan administered Kashmir for holding a huge protest demonstration in Muzaffarabad in which thousands of people participated.