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Saturday, 28 December 2013
Prof Azmat Khan (JKLF UK & Europe Zonal President) on his two week Visit to Kashmir

Prof Azmat Khan (JKLF UK & Europe Zonal President) on his two week Visit to Kashmir

President of JKLF UK & Europe Zone Prof. Azmat Khan has left for Azad Kashmir for two weeks. During his visit he is scheduled to visit many JKLF branches in Azad Kashmir and hold deliberations with JKLF leadership including a meeting with Supreme Head Amanullah Khan.


JKLF Zonal President will also address public gatherings and a Press Conference. 
Justice (R) Majeed Malik Condoled the Demise of Haji Mohammad Sharif

Justice (R) Majeed Malik Condoled the Demise of Haji Mohammad Sharif

Justice (R) Majeed Malik, the former Chief Justice of Azad Jammu Kashmir Supreme court has condoled the death of Haji Mohammad Sharif. He visited the house of Tariq Sharif in Mirpur, Azad Kashmir. 

Haji Mohammad Sharif (Late), the father of JKLF leaders Tariq Sharif and Zafar Iqbal Sharif (Late) passed away in London on Friday 20th December 2013 and his body was flown away to Azad Kashmir for burial which took place in the grounds of famous sufi saint Hazrat Mir Mohammad Bakash of Khari Sharif and was buried next to his son Zafar Iqbal Sharif. 

His funeral took place in Mirpur in which hundreds of people participated included JKLF Supreme Head Janab Amanuallah Khan. 


Tuesday, 24 December 2013
JKLF in London grieved at sad demise of Haji Mohammad Sharif

JKLF in London grieved at sad demise of Haji Mohammad Sharif

Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) London Branch has expressed deep sorrow over the demise of Haji Mohammad Sharif in London.  Haji Mohammad Sharif was the father of JKLF leaders Tariq Sharif and Late Zafar Sharif.


In a condolence meeting held in London, JKLF activists and office bearers prayed for the departed soul and expressed solidarity with the bereaved family. 

The meeting was attended by Cllr Mahmood Hussain, Javaid Rashid, M Faiz, Sanawar Hussain, Javaid Rashid, Tasalat Hussain, Shakoor Ahmed, Mahrof Faiz, Master Saleem, Nadeem Ahmed and many others. 


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Friday, 13 December 2013
JKLF delegation visits South African High Commission in London

JKLF delegation visits South African High Commission in London

(London12th December 2013): A delegation of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) UK & Europe Zone, visited the South African Embassy in London earlier this morning to pay their respect and tribute to this great man of peace and a hero of freedom struggle. Delegation also signed the book of condolences on behalf of The Kashmiri People.  The delegation later also visited London’s Parliament Square where they laid wreath beneath the statue of Nelson Mandela. The delegation included Councillor Mahmood Hussain (Senior vice President, JKLF UK), M Faiz (President, JKLF London Branch) and Tariq Sharif (Member Executive Committee).

Senior Vice Preseident of JKLF in UK, Councillor Mahmood Hussain who headed the delegation recorded the following message in the condolence book

“The world has lost a great freedom fighter and an inspirational figure for all the freedom loving people and oppressed nations.  You will be remembered by the Kashmiri people, who are also struggling for their freedom''








Wednesday, 11 December 2013
Human rights day was observed throughout the world on Tuesday 10th December 2013

Human rights day was observed throughout the world on Tuesday 10th December 2013

(London 11 December 2013):
Once again seminars and lectures were delivered on this issue, articles appeared in the media highlighting the importance of Human rights year after year, and it is stressed that no one should be denied Basic Human in any circumstances.

In a statement issued from London, Senior Vice President of JKLF UK Councillor Mahmood Hussain has said that Western nations always advocate the importance of Human rights and express their displeasure against the regimes that violate these rights but they keep quiet as far as Human rights violations in disputed Jammu Kashmir region are concerned. The Kashmiri people are not only deprived of their basic human rights, but are being mercilessly annihilated. The Indian government has imposed black laws such as AFSPA, PSA etc providing immunity to the soldiers. The people are killed and shot daily, houses are searched without warrant, in few incidents some are burnt down with the occupants still inside. 

Councillor Mahmood Hussain said that State sponsored systemic killing is fully operational in Kashmir. No wonder Indian Government is reluctant to allow Independent agencies to monitor abuses being perpetrated by its over 700, 000 troops stationed in Kashmir. (Most heavily militarised region in the world). The Only Crime of the poor and defenceless Kashmiris is that they are asking for their right to exercise the right of self determination.

He further added that it is high time that the people of the world use their voice against this injustice and against the violation of the sanctity of Human Rights.


Publicity Secretary,
JKLF London Branch




Wednesday, 4 December 2013
Shocking -Ill-treatment of Kashmiris in India is Alarming: JKLF

Shocking -Ill-treatment of Kashmiris in India is Alarming: JKLF

JKLF in London has said that by not allowing Yasin Malik, his wife and 18 months old daughter to stay in a hotel in New Delhi shows intolerance towards the residents of Jammu Kashmir by the Indian State.

 In a Statement Issued from London, Senior Vice President of JKLF in UK Councillor Mahmood Hussain said that such behaviour of India makes us Kashmiris more determined for freedom from foreign occupation. Only due to the person's political ideology, he was thrown out of the hotel along with his family. Such oppressive and cruel measures cannot be legitimised at any level and will not dampen the struggle for right to self determination and national dignity of Kashmiris.

Councillor Mahmood Hussain further said if Indian authorities continue to harass Kashmiris in India and continue restricting the movements of JKLF Chairman Yasin malik, the organization will take this  issue before international human rights fora as well  as other authorities to expose the under hand undemocratic  methods of Indian state machinery in Kashmir. Cllr Hussain said that forcing a young child out of a hotel in middle of a night along with her parents! this shows the true face of India's so called Democracy, no civil society in any part of the world, would tolerate this inhumane behaviour.  

Press Secretary,
JKLF (London Branch)
Tuesday, 26 November 2013
Proposed ‘Wall’ on the LoC by India would meet the similar fate as Berlin Wall

Proposed ‘Wall’ on the LoC by India would meet the similar fate as Berlin Wall

LONDON26 Nov 2013:

The London Branch of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) has denounced the plans by Indian Army to build a big wall on the Line of Control (LoC) (similar to  one Israeli's have built dividing the Palestinians) and demanded immediate end to such ‘vicious plan’ designed to permanently divide the Jammu Kashmir state.

The condemnation came at a meeting held in London in which the latest developments on Kashmir issue were thoroughly discussed.

The participants termed Jammu Kashmir as an indivisible entity and pledged all out efforts would be made to protect the political as well as the geographical integrity of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir. They said that the proposed ‘Wall’ on the Line of Control (LoC) would meet the similar fate that the Berlin Wall had met in Germany.

The participants also urged the United Nations for necessary action on the matter as Jammu Kashmir is still as disputed in its agenda. This is a final wake up call for the entire Kashmiri Nation, weather living in Kashmir or abroad, to come out, unite and protest vociferously against the proposal of India’s Apartheid Wall.

The meeting was presided over by London Branch President Mahmood Faiz and addressed by Councillor Mahmood Hussain, Tariq Sharif, Javaid Rashid & Sanawar Hussain.

Press Secretary,
JKLF London Branch
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Thursday, 14 November 2013
Seminar in House of Lords by “Nations Without States"

Seminar in House of Lords by “Nations Without States"

JKLF delegation participated in the Seminar titled “Denial of Self-Determination & Human Rights to Small Nations in Commonwealth States” held in House of Lords organised by “Nations Without States”. The purpose of the seminar was to highlight the plight of oppressed nations within Commonwealth & was attended by many representatives of organisations struggling for their right of self-determination.  

JKLF delegation included London Branch President Mahmood Faiz, Senior Vice President of JKLF UK Zone Councillor Mahmood Hussain and JKLF UK Zone Executive Committee Member Tariq Sharif.

While speaking on the Kashmir issue at this occasion, JKLF London Branch President Mahmood Faiz who represents Kashmir on “Nations Without States” board said that Jammu Kashmir State has been kept under occupation since last over 6 decades despite many promises by the founders of both India and Pakistan. Jammu Kashmir was a sovereign state at the time British Raj ended in sub-continent but was shortly occupied by the neighbouring countries. Mahmood Faiz said that situation in Indian Occupied part of Jammu Kashmir is very grim where Indian Army is using all methods to suppress the poplar voice of freedom. He said that rape and arson are being used by the Indian armed forces as a method of oppression. Mahmmod Faiz said that India Army has absolute power under draconian Armed Force Special Powers Act (AFSPA) which means they are not accountable for any heinous crime they commit.  He further said that “Nations Without States” is a great platform to speak & march together in one united voice until we are free.

Jagdish Singh, founding member of “Nations Without States” during his speech praised the role of JKLF and said that it is the only indigenous movement in the divided Jammu State struggle for the reunification and complete independence.

The seminar was also addressed by Dr Jawad Malla, Graham Williamsonm, Yogalingam Sockalingam, Bernard Dube, Mehrab Baloch, Hakeem Wadhela, Lakhu Luhana, Doris Jones & Robert Tamanji.

Press Secretary,
JKLF London Branch









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Thursday, 31 October 2013
JKLF London Branch Meeting with Tanveer Chaudhry (JKLF Finland)

JKLF London Branch Meeting with Tanveer Chaudhry (JKLF Finland)

Press Release
(London - 31 October 2013)
JKLF London Branch held a Reception for Mr Tanveer Chaudhry, (Senior JKLF Leader from Finland) who was on a brief visit to United Kingdom. During the Meeting with JKLF colleagues, Discussion took place on many organizational Matters and current situation in Jammu Kashmir were thoroughly discussed.

Speaking on this occasion, Tanveer Chaudhry said that JKLF will continue its peaceful struggle for re-unification and complete independence of Jammu Kashmir state. He said that unity of JKLF had a major impact on the current movement. He congratulated all zones of JKLF for conducting the landmark successful Zonal elections in all parts of divided Jammu Kashmir and abroad.

Senior Vice President of JKLF in Britain, Cllr. Mahmood Hussain said, that JKLF the pioneers of the popular people’s movement, has the grass root support of the common people behind them, throughout the Jammu Kashmir  state, as well as the Kashmiri expatriates living throughout the world. JKLF will continue its efforts for a peaceful solution to this long outstanding issue, according to the wishes and aspirations of Kashmiri people. He said that for peace and security to prevail in the region, issue of Kashmir must be resolved.

The leaders and functionaries of JKLF who attended the meeting included Cllr Mahmood Hussain, Mahmood Faiz, Javaid Rashid, Tariq Sharif, Sanawar Hussain, Jabar Sarwar, Tassalat Hussain & others.

Press Secretary,
JKLF London Branch




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Monday, 2 September 2013
UK Kashmiris pledge for united effort on Kashmir campaign

UK Kashmiris pledge for united effort on Kashmir campaign

Over a dozen Kashmiri parties, associations and NGOs based in the UK have pledged to work together and make a joint efforts for the liberation of their motherland and to drop minor differences in order to forge unity of thought and action amongst various Kashmiri organisations actively involved in the freedom campaign. This was declared in an all party consultation conference hosted by the UK & Europe chapter of the pro-independence Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF). The conference, believed to be a first of its kind, was held in the Northern town of Oldham, where only party heads were invited by JKLF to deliberate proposals for Kashmiri unity. Twenty six heads of various Kashmiri pro-independence and pro-Pakistan parties working in the UK took part in a 5 hour debate, which was held in-camera under Chatham House rule. Apart from these party heads who belong to Azad Kashmir, several Kashmiri dignitaries and observers were present but no members of the public or press were invited to the event.  

At the end of the conference a 3 point joint declaration was agreed upon to ensure that all Kashmiri organisation would continue to meet together in the future to form a strategic alliance which would work towards increasing international political and diplomatic pressure on India and Pakistan to honour their pledges for self-determination and to resolve the long-standing Kashmir issue peacefully.

The first point on the declaration reads that “we (the organisations) recognise and affirm that the Kashmiri Diaspora in the UK has an important role and stake in the liberation movement and we pledge to perform a meaningful role more effectively”. In order to accomplish this and to adapt a meaningful strategy for the Kashmiri campaign, all parties agreed for the JKLF to reconvene  another meeting where member parties from the existing two alliances (Rabata Committee and Independence Alliance) and 4 prominent parties which are currently not part of any alliance would be invited to jointly work on modalities for a single united forum and that prior to this JKLF would engage with these two alliances for possible consultation. The 3rd point in the declaration states that  the conference rejects India Pakistan bilateral parley on Kashmir without legitimate Kashmiri representation as equal stakeholders for their title to self-determination and demand that the governments of India an Pakistan should take immediate measures to discharge their historical obligation towards self-determination for the people of all parts of the former state of Jammu-Kashmir.

The conference opened with a presentation from JKLF president, Mr Azmat A Khan, who invited delegates for a debate and introspection of the current situation and dilemmas faced by the Kashmiri movement and raised several questions on the role of Kashmiri parties in the UK with suggestions for improvement areas in order to effect a meaningful international campaign to support the independence movement from UK and Europe.

Apart from the host JKLF, the parties and organisation represented at the conference included JK Peoples National Party chairman prof Nazir Nazish, JK Liberation Conference president Mahmood, Kashmiri, AJK Muslim Conference president Bashir Ratvi, Kashmir Freedom Movement president Ghulam Hussain, Kashmir Self-determination Movement president Raja Najabat Hussain, Kashmir Liberation Organisation president Najib Afsar,  JK National Awami Party president Zahid Lone, UK PNP president Usman Kiyani, Tehrik Kashmir president Mohammed Ghalib and Kashmir United
Front chairman Afzal Tahir.  Other organisational heads included the secretary general of the prominent Kashmiri NGO with UN consultative status known as JK Council for Human rights, Dr Nazir Gilani, head of the Kashmir National Identity Campaign Dalat Ali, president of the British Kashmir Foundation Shazad Iqbal and head of the Kashmiri Writers Forum Shafqat Raja. Other Kashmiri writers,  intellectuals and thinkers who participated in the conference as observers included, Tahir Bostan advocate, professor Nazir Tabasam, Shams Rehman, Dr Aftab Hussain, Zafar Tanweer, Jabbar Butt, Prof Liaqat Ali Khan, Naib Hussain Mughal, Sardar Abdul Rehman and Aslam Mirza, Abdul Khaliq, Haji Abdul Hameed and Ghulam Nabi Mir. Former chairman of the Parliamentary Kashmir group and peer, Lord Nazir Ahmed was also present at the conference.

The conference was chaired by prominent JKLF leader Prof Zafar Khan of Luton. JKLF UK and Europe general secretary Tehsind Gilani welcomed the delegates. Other JKLF leaders who spoke at the conference included its national organiser Sabir Gul, Saghir Ahmed, Laiq Ali, Jay Iqbal,  Ishfaq Ahmed, Amant Nazir and Shabir Kashmir. The conference arrangements were made by JKLF’s Oldham, Manchester and Bradford branches.

In a statement issued after the conference, JKLF president, Azmat A Khan said that he was encouraged by the support and commitment shown by many Kashmir leaders and that he was looking forward to work with many different organisation with different ideas to strengthen the international campaign for Kashmiri independence. He said that all delegates were very keen to look for new ways to move forward and to put together resources and manpower in a more productive way to internationalise the issue of Kashmir in the world media and in the international forum instead of repeatedly highlighting the issue within the Kashmiri community.    

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Wednesday, 21 August 2013
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All Party Consultation Conference to be held on 28th August in Oldham, UK

London -Press Release (20 August 2013)

In an attempts to forge unity amongst various Kashmiri groups and organisations actively involved in the Kashmir campaign in the UK from both sides of Jammu-Kashmir, an all party consultation conference is being organised at the end of this month by the UK & Europe chapter of the pro-independence Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF).

Arrangements are being finalised to host the conference on 28th August in northern town of Oldham, Greater Manchester, and JKLF general secretary, Tehsin Gilani, has written to nearly 2 dozen heads of UK based Kashmiri groups for their proposals.

JKLF president, Mr Azmat A Khan, said in a statement that he is hopeful that Kashmiri activists in the United Kingdom will sign up to JKLF proposals for meaningful international campaign in support of the independence movement after a thorough debate and introspection of the current situation and dilemmas faced by the Kashmiri movement.

“This will be the first of its kind conference where party heads are being invited to debate JKLF proposals to put forward their own ideas of how to move forward and to put together resources and manpower to internationalise the issue of Kashmir in the world media and in the international forum instead of repeatedly highlighting the issue within the Kashmiri community and the diaspora”, He added.  

JKLF president is to present a written paper to open the dialogue with all parties at the conference and hopes to build consensus and forge real unity amongst Kashmiri political, human rights and community groups who are interested in playing an effective and fruitful role in the near future.

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Wednesday, 14 August 2013
Tuesday, 13 August 2013
JKLF in UK condemned the ‘doctored’ communal clashes in Jammu area

JKLF in UK condemned the ‘doctored’ communal clashes in Jammu area

(London- 13 August 2013): 

Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front- JKLF- in United Kingdom has condemned the communal violence in Jammu region and subsequent arrest of JKLF Chairman Yasin Malik & other leaders who were going to lead a peace march in Srinagar. In a statement issued from London, the leaders of JKLF in United Kingdom have expressed their strong resentment over what they called as ‘doctored’ communal clashes in the areas of Jammu.

The leaders of JKLF in UK which included Zonal President Prof Azmat A Khan, head of the JKLF Diplomatic Committee Prof. Zafar Khan, Senior Vice President Councilor Mahmood Hussain, General Secretary Syed Tahseen Gilani, organizer Sabir Gul, and other leaders of JKLF UK chapter have termed the recent unfolding events in Jammu region as worst attempt of electoral politics by the pro-Indian political parties who are hell-bent upon making the lives of common people a misery. The leaders also denounced the role of Hindu fanatic parties including BJP who have tried their best to further communalize the situation & damage the decade’s old religious brotherhood between the people of Jammu Kashmir.

JKLF has also appealed to the people of Jammu Kashmir to be vigilant and aware of these well hatched conspiracies and evil designs. The statements further added that we must all unanimously defeat the communal forces who want to malign our genuine struggle for national emancipation and depict peace loving Kashmiris as communal.

Press Secretary
JKLF (UK & Europe)


Tuesday, 23 July 2013
Kashmiris in UK condemn the desecration of Holy Quran & Killings of Protestors

Kashmiris in UK condemn the desecration of Holy Quran & Killings of Protestors

Cllr Mahmood Hussain of London Borough of Waltham Forest & Snr Vice President of JKLF in United Kingdom has condemned the desecration of Holy Quran and killings of protestors in Ramban area of Jammu Kashmir.

Peaceful Protest in Ramban took place after the Indian paramilitary force (BSF) entered into a local mosque, beating up the people who had gathered to offer prayers including the Imaam and desecrated the holy Quran. If this was not enough, other day, the same paramilitary forces killed 6 protestors and injured over 40 who were protesting peacefully about the events unfolded.

In a statement issued from London, Cllr Hussain said that at one hand, India portrays itself as a biggest democracy in the world, on the other hand is involved in gross human human rights violations. He said that even the places of worship are not safe and people are not being allowed to hold peaceful protests or assemble.

Cllr Mahmood Hussain said that there is no credibility in the probes conducted by the Indian State so far. Hundreds of enquiries have been launched over the decades, but not single armed forces personnel have been prosecuted during this time.  He said that JKL demands an International investigation by a credible world organization for providing justice in the recent massacre at Ramban and also for all the crimes perpetrated by the Indian state actors in last 23 years.

Cllr Mahmood Hussain has written to Amnesty International and UK Foreign Office to intervene and press India to put an end the fresh killing spree in occupied territory.


Information Secretary,

JKLF (London)
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JKLF presented a letter of protest to the Indian high commissioner in London


The members of JKLF UK Zone picketed outside the Indian High Commission in London and presented a letter of protest to the Indian high commissioner against the desecration of holy Quran and Killings of innocent protesters in Gool, Ramban area of Jammu Kashmir.

Below is the text of the letter of protest which was presented to the high Commissioner. 


His Excellency, Dr J Bhagwati
Indian High Commissioner in the UK
India House Aldwych London WC2B 4NA
United Kingdom

Dated: 22 July 2013 

Dear Dr Bhagwati

Re: The abominable outrage of the desecration of the Holy Quran and the Gool massacre of peaceful protesters on 18 July 2013.

Your Excellency if entering in to a mosque and desecration of the Holy Quran, beating up of people at prayers in the Holy month of Ramadan was not enough, the Border Security force-BSF -a paramilitary force deployed in huge numbers by the Indian Government in Kashmir - killed six innocent Kashmiris who had come out to protest peacefully against this abominable outrage perpetrated by the BSF in the Gool area of Ramban district in Jammu on Thursday 18 July 2013.

This protest note lodged through your Excellency by the Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front-JKLF- today is to express and put on record our strong condemnation and utter disgust of the cowardly and callous actions of the BSF in Gool, and to convey deep hurt and anguish of Kashmiris in Britain, over the desecration of the Holy Quran and the killing of six innocent civilians.

Your Excellency such outrages committed by Indian forces have become a norm in Kashmir. With the ‘legal cover’ that your government has provided them through various draconian laws such as the Armed Forces Special Powers Act-AFSPA- the men in uniform deployed across the Jammu Kashmir, have a licence to commit extra judicial killings, wanton destruction of property, rape, fake encounters and abductions with impunity.
Gool massacre is the latest chapter-and alas will not be the last- in the ongoing state oppression and violence unleashed against Kashmiris by over 700,000 Indian military and paramilitary forces particularly since 1988 that has resulted in deaths of tens of thousands of men, women, children, young and old alike as well as disappearance of hundreds of Kashmiri youth.

Indeed since the unpardonable action of the BSF in Gool on 18 July, further deaths and injuries are reported across various towns and hamlets of Jammu Kashmir with imposition of curfew, curtailing of internet and phone services.

Kashmiri leadership is prevented to meet and console the aggrieved in their hour of sorrow. MrYasin Malik Chairman of the JKLF and other prominent leaders like Syed Ali Gilani and Shabir Shah has been put under arrest.
  
Your Excellency Kashmir is a political issue whose future status is yet to be decided upon with reference to the unfettered expression and will of 20 million Kashmiris across both sides of the Line of Control-LoC- that arbitrarily divides Jammu Kashmir between India and Pakistan. The movement for self determination and reunification is peaceful and for the inherent and inalienable right of each and every Kashmiri to decide on the future status of the erstwhile kingdom of Jammu Kashmir.

And yet India continues to resort to a high handed, violent and oppressive occupation of the territory. Such intransigence, intolerance and ambivalence ill behoves a democracy of India’s stature to stifle democratic expression and to forcibly hold Kashmir and its people subjugated.

Inevitably the way forward for a peaceful solution on the future status of Jammu Kashmir is through dialogue. Your Excellency India must therefore desist from unleashing further militarised terror and brutality against the population and withdraw its military and paramilitary forces to the barracks to prevent further incidents like the Gool outrage. And more importantly engage with Kashmiri leadership for an early negotiated settlement on the future political status of Jammu Kashmir.

In the meantime your Excellency, it remains to be seen as a test of the criminal justice system and democracy in India as to the actions it is prepared to take against BSF personnel responsible for the Gool massacre.


On behalf of and for the JKLF
Zafar Khan:                   Head of JKLF’s Diplomatic Bureau
Azmat .A. Khan:           President of the JKLF in the UK
Mahmud Hussain          Snr. V president of the JKLF in the UK
Tehsin Gilani:               General Secretary of the JKLF in the UK
Sabir Gul:                     Organiser of the JKLF in the UK
Ali Asghar:                   Finance Secretary of the JKLF in the UK

For contact:
Email: info@JKLF.co.uk
Tel: 07956 400 834
Website: www.JKLF.co.uk

Saturday, 20 July 2013
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JKLF in UK condemns the Killings in Gool, Kashmir by Indian forces

Press Release/London, July 20, 2013:

Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front –JKLF- has strongly condemned the brutal and unlawful killings of 6 innocent Kashmiris at the hands of Indian armed forces during a peaceful demonstration in Gool, Ramban, Kashmir.

In a statement issued from London, President UK Zone Prof Azmat A Khan, head of the JKLF Diplomatic Committee Prof. Zafar Khan, Senior Vice President Cllr Mahmood Hussain, General Secretary Syed Tahseen Gilani, organizer Sabir Gul, Finance Secretary Ali Asghar and other leaders of JKLF UK chapter have said that the recent killings in Kashmir clearly show India’s intolerant behavior towards Kashmir. They said that indiscriminate firing on peaceful demonstrators will not make Kashmiris retract from their demand of free and fair plebiscite in Kashmir.

The statement said that JKLF will lobby on international forums to muster up the popular political and diplomatic support in favour of the people of Kashmir for their inherent, inalienable and internationally recognised and pledged right to complete independence. JKLF leaders reiterated that peaceful struggle for right of self determination will continue despite nefarious and violent methods of suppression by the Indian state against the people of Kashmir.

The statement also condemned the restriction on internet services and arrest of Pro-Freedom leadership including JKLF Chairman Yasin Manlik, Syed Ali Shah Gilani, Shabir Ahmed Shah and many others.

JKLF leaders called upon the international community to ensure safety and dignity of people of Kashmir, especially when Indian army which is on killing spree is enjoying all the immunity under draconian law AFSPA (Armed forces Special Powers Act) which is enforced in Jammu Kashmir.


Press Secretary,

JKLF (UK)
Monday, 8 July 2013
Leaders welcome Zafar Khan's appointment

Leaders welcome Zafar Khan's appointment

(London- 08 July 2013)

Leaders of the London Chapter of the Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front- JKLF- have welcomed the decision by JKLF Chairman Mr Yasin Malik   to appoint Prof. Zafar Khan as ‘Head of Diplomatic Affairs’.

In a statement issued in London they said that Prof. Zafar Khan is a highly regarded academic, intellectual and respected charismatic figure within the Kashmiri Diaspora, as well across both sides of the LoC in Kashmir and that as a senior and experienced figure in the JKLF ranks his appointment by Mr Yasin Malik and the leadership is to be highly commended and it will add to the impetus in the struggle at the international level.

It might be noted that Prof Zafar Khan was since 1948, the first Kashmiri to address a UN body on specifically Kashmir issue which he did during an address at the UN sub commission on Human Rights in August 1990 at Geneva, calling on the world body to allow people of Jammu Kashmir the exercise of their inherent inalienable and unfettered right to self determination.


In the statement leaders of the JKLF's London chapter hoped that the movement for Kashmiri freedom will benefit from Prof Zafar Khan vast experience and diplomatic skills, to further the Issue at international level consistent with the rights, aspirations and wishes of 20 million Kashmiris.

Press Secretary,
JKLF (London



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Thursday, 30 May 2013
JKLF in UK has strongly condemned the arrest & banishment of JKLF leadership from Doda

JKLF in UK has strongly condemned the arrest & banishment of JKLF leadership from Doda

(30 May 2013) Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) in United Kingdom has strongly condemned the arrest & banishment of JKLF leadership from Doda District of Jammu Kashmir. JKLF leaders led by Chairman Yasin Malik went to Doda (Jammu) to oversee the relief work carried out by JKLF. The earthquake had hit this area two weeks ago and had left many homeless. JKLF had started a fund raising campaign for the victims of the earthquake.

The relief material loaded in several vehicles was seized, drivers beaten, vehicle windows were broken and hotel in which JKLF leadership were staying was besieged overnight by Indian armed forces. JKLF leaders including Chairman JKLF Yasin Malik, S M Afzal, Bashir A Butt, Sheikh A Rashid, Showkt Bakshi, Zahoor Butt, Mir Saraj udin, Mir Zaman, Bashir A Guro, Shah sb, Moalana Rubani, Prof Javaid, Azhraf bn salam, Bashmir Kashmiri, Khurshid Butt and many others were ruthlessly beaten, arrested taken back by police under tight security.

There are also reports of JKLF headquarter based in Maisuma, Srinagar has been raided & ransacked by Indian forces & people are on roads protesting against this gross human rights violations.

In a press note issued from London, Professor Azmat Khan, president of JKLF's UK chapter, Professor Zafar Khan, who speaks on the diplomatic affairs of the JKLF, Syed Tehsin Gilani, its General secretary and  Aslam Mirza its Senior Leader, have  strongly condemned the harassment & arrest of JKLF leadership; and  have termed it a cowardly deed by the Indian authorities.

The JKLF leaders  stated that if the Indian authorities continue to prevent the JKLF chairman from  meeting the masses in all parts of the Indian held Jammu Kashmir, the organization will take this  issue before international human rights fora as well  as other authorities to expose the under hand undemocratic  methods of Indian state machinery in Kashmir. They further said that such oppressive and cruel measures will not dampen the struggle for right to self determination and national dignity of Kashmiris.




Press Secretary,
JKLF (UK) Zone
Email: info@JKLF.co.uk

Thursday, 16 May 2013
Wednesday, 1 May 2013
JKLF in London demanded repeal of AJK 1974 Act

JKLF in London demanded repeal of AJK 1974 Act

Press Release --- London (01 May 2013):


JKLF London Branch meeting was held in London to discuss the Karachi Agreement and also other issues pertaining to freedom struggle of Jammu Kashmir. Meeting was presided over by Branch President Mahmood Faiz and was well attended by all office bearers and members of the branch.

Cllr Mahmood Hussain who is also Senior Vice President of JKLF UK Zone while speaking during 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. 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 Pakistan Control & 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 across the world against this.

JKLF London branch also congratulated their colleagues in Pakistan Administeed Kashmir for holding a huge protest demonstration in Muzaffarabad in which thousands of people participated.

Meeting was addressed by Tariq Sharif, Sanawar Hussain, Javaid Rashid, Mohammad Saleem & Abdul Shakoor.

Secretary Information,
JKLF London Branch
JKLF to hold hunger strike at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi

JKLF to hold hunger strike at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi


NEW DELHI: JKLF chief Yasin Malik who was released on April 15 from a 35-day house arrest will be holding a 48-hour hunger strike at the Jantar Mantar here from Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon. Malik is here to seek support from the civil society in the rest of the country (outside if Kashmir) for his causes.
"We are here to ensure that our voices are heard by the Centre and also to register as part of the civil society in the rest of the country, which played such an important part in the 1994 cease fire that helped many militant groups to take the peaceful path," Malik told TOI, on Tuesday.
There are three main demands that Malik is here with and they include justice for the 32 people who have recently been sentenced for life imprisonment in Kashmir over 2012 and 2013, for being involved in cases of militancy that date back to before 1994, when the ceasefire was declared and those like Malik's JKLF laid down their arms and moved into non-violent movement even as they continued to be considered separatist activists in the Valley. The second plea that Malik will be making is to ask the Centre to return the body of Parliament attack accused Afzal Guru, who was hanged in Tihar jail and buried there, to his family in Kashmir.
Malik's third reason for the hunger strike protest is in demand for justice for the families of those three people killed in the Machhil sector of north Kashmir by the Army. When it was later found that the three men were killed in fake encounters, by the Army personnel in the border area, the Army men were suspended and charged with murder. While their trials are going on, their families have complained of being harassed by the Army. Some of the harassed family members have traveled to Delhi with Malik and will be protesting with him at Jantar Mantar, to seek reief and justuce from the government and also to seek support of the mainstream civil society in the country, for their cause.
Monday, 15 April 2013
JKLF participated in protest organized by Sikh community in London

JKLF participated in protest organized by Sikh community in London


JKLF in London participated in a huge protests organized by Sikh community in United Kingdom. Thousands of people participated who were protesting against the death sentence of Devinder Singh Bhullar. JKLF delegation which included Javaid Rashid, Tariq Sharif, Mahmood Faiz and Sanawar Hussain also took part in the protest and showed solidarity with the oppressed people of Khalistan.

JKLF activists were carrying JKLF flags and banner highlighting the unjust execution of Maqbool Butt & Afzal Guru by India.

While speaking to a television channel on this occasion, President of JKLF London Branch Mahmood Faiz said that India is carrying out judicial murder of political activists who oppose their rule.  
  








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