JKLF Rejects PM Imran’s Request To Not Cross LOC
The Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front’s (JKLF) protesters have rejected Imran Khan’s request to the group to not attempt to cross the Line of Control.
The protesters have rejected the claims of both India and Pakistan that they were working for the other side.
Journalist Asad Hashim shared JKLF’s statement regarding allegations from both India and Pakistan. He quoted the group, “We reject both the notions, of India that we are doing this march on the behest of Pakistan and, of Pakistan that we are playing at the hands of India.”
Moreover, the group stated that the protest was their own indigenous initiative and that they did not need a certificate from either India or Pakistan. “We are not agents of either countries but of Kashmiri Nation,” they stated.
JKLF protesters reject Pakistani PM Imran Khan's request that they do not attempt to cross the LoC in Kashmir.
"We reject both the notions, of India that we are doing this march on the behest of Pakistan and, of Pakistan that we are playing at the hands of India." 1/2
— Asad Hashim (@AsadHashim) October 5, 2019
Earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan had requested the residents of Azad Jammu and Kashmir to not cross the Line of Control to support the struggle in Indian occupied Kashmir.
In a tweet, the prime minister had stated that he understood the ‘anguish’ of Kashmiris in AJK and their attempt to cross LoC would support the Indian narrative which tried to divert attention from Indian atrocities by labelling the indigenous struggle as ‘Islamic terrorism’ supported by Pakistan.
He added that the move would be detrimental for Kashmiris as it would give India an excuse to increase violent oppression of Kashmiris.
I understand the anguish of the Kashmiris in AJK seeing their fellow Kashmiris in IOJK under an inhumane curfew for over 2 months. But any one crossing the LoC from AJK to provide humanitarian aid or support for Kashmiri struggle will play into the hands of the Indian narrative –
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) October 5, 2019
The prime minister’s request comes a day after thousands of Kashmiris carried out rallies in AJK on the request of the JKLF to show solidarity with Kashmirs in IOK.