CHILAS: (Azadi Times) A convoy of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) from Azad Kashmir to Gilgit to participate in the anniversary program of former Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chief Amanullah Khan (deceased) stopped at Gilgit entering point.
Gilgit-Baltistan police and administration have stopped them from entering Gilgit while a copy of an FIR has been posted on social media, according to which some people who protested by blocking the main road in Gilgit city on Saturday were arrested by the GB police, including three youths from Rawalakot.
According to the press release issued by the Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), the leaders and workers of JKLF were detained for hours at Thor police station Gilgit Baltistan. After negotiations with the GB Police failed, Raatge was handed over to the Kohistan Police.
The participants of the convoy refused to go back to Azad Kashmir and central and zonal leaders and hundreds of workers spent the night on the road and demanded justice and that they be Amanullah. He should be allowed to visit the (deceased) Khan’s mausoleum, he will participate in the anniversary program in any case.
To participate in the anniversary program of Amanullah Khan, the workers of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front from all over Azad Kashmir (Pakistani controlled ) under the leadership of Central Chief Organizer Sardar Qadeer Khan and President of Azad Kashmir Gilgit-Baltistan Zone Dr. Tauqeer Geelani celebrated the anniversary of leader of Tehreek-e-Azadi Amanullah Khan in Gilgit.
While talking to the Azadi Times representative the JKLF spokesperson said, we are fighting a peaceful political struggle. Our chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik is imprisoned in a notorious jail in India and we were going to Gilgit-Baltistan, another part of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, to attend the death anniversary of the leader of Tehreek Amanullah Khan and to attend the shrine. We were stopped and humiliated. Our comrades were arrested at Thor Police Station (Chilas district) and detained for hours.
He also said that it is the height of cruelty that the people of the state were prevented from moving from one part of their state to another. Our only fault is that we are engaged in the struggle for the complete independence of the state of Jammu and Kashmir and such crude tactics are being adopted. He further said that we do not believe in such high tactics and black laws which are applied by coercion to the people of the state.