JKLF to organise ‘homecoming’ conference for Pandits

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  1. ejazr

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    http://www.hindustantimes.com/JKLF-...g-conference-for-Pandits/Article1-676890.aspx

    The separatist outfit Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), led by Yasin Malik, will be organising a conference on the return of Kashmiri Pandits to the Valley. A JKLF spokesman said the conference, titled ‘The homecoming of Kashmiri Pandit brothers’, would be organised in the third week of Apr
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    “The JKLF has always been concerned over the state of Kashmiri Pandits and has always tried for the return of this inseparable part of our society,” said the spokesman, quoting Malik.

    Invitees will include intellectuals, students and other members of the Kashmiri Pandit community.

    The spokesman also said an Amnesty International team met Malik at his residence and presented him a report on Public Safety Act, allegedly a draconian law that separatists want revoked.
     
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    Kashmiri Pandits inalienable part of Kashmiri society: JKLF

    Describing migrant Pandits as an important and inalienable part of Kashmiri society, the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front on Wednesday said it would hold a conference here next month to encourage them to return to the Valley.

    The JKLF is organising a one-day conference "Return of Kashmiri Pandit Bretheren To Their Homes" in the third week of April, party chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik said.

    Kashmiri Pandits, intellectuals, students and other sections of society are likely to attend the conference, he said adding the dates for the event will be announced in the next few days.

    Malik said the JKLF has always expressed its concern on the condition of Kashmiri Pandits and has made attempts in the past to encourage them to return to their homes.

    The purpose of holding the conference next month is the same, the separatist leader said describing Pandits as "an important and inalienable part of the Kashmir society."
     
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    Has Yasin Malik given any statement owing responsibility for the displacement of Kashmiri Pandits ever? Has he ever condemned the acts which he personally supervised as leader of JKLF? Homecoming conference would not raise an inch of confidence among those Pandits (if they attend it), who have been ethnically cleansed and driven out from their land, by the same people who are acting as guardians of Kashmir now. Having said that, not a bad start. I believe 'Every Saint has a past; every Sinner has a future.'
     
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    This is drama.........and here drama queens are dancing naked shamelessly.........Look at pakistan or any other Islamic country and you can gauge how safe are minorities. Hindus in a gangsterized Kashmir Valley controlled by Thugs, Mullahs and illiterate delusional Islamic jihadis - are not compatible, solution lies in sending all jihadis and mullahs to pakistan!
     
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    Surprisingly I have got a soft corner for this guy "Yasin Malik". This person is not like those other pro-Pakistan Jihad-brand leaders. Even though he is a separatist, he is extremely disliked by Pakistan. Another good thing about this guy is that he talks sensibly, doesn't rant like the old fox Gilani.

    Separatists know that only way to gain some sympathy for the Kashmir movement is to project it as a "secular movement which is supported by all Kashmiris". But I highly suspect that Kashmiri Pundits will let these separatists play this trick on them, its hard to forgive and forget.

    Why do I feel that Kashmiri separatists are being advised by someone smart (not Pakistan).
     
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    Well JKLF was always a secular movement from the beginning. The framed their struggle as a nationlist movement and even had a few Hindus and Sikh Kashmiris in the intial days. It is also the only genuine homegrown sepratist organisation that fought against the state and was always pro-independance.

    Intially Pakistan supported JKLF cadres with arms and training. However, later they felt JKLF getting to powerful on their side of the border and the demand of independance spreading in POK. The quickly turned to supporting pro-"Jihadi" groups and turned the conflict into Muslims vs hindus. Here Geelani and his band of followes came in handy to provide local recruits. But the bulk of the recruits came from POK and Pakistani Punjab and the growth of groups like Hizb, HuJI and LeT.

    Later on, these Jihadi groups started targeting JKLF leaders to curtail their pro-independance influence and hence you had a lot of pro-independance leaders like Mirwaiz Umar Farooq's father or Sajjad Lone's father killed by these Pakistani based Jihadi groups. By 1994 JKLF was so decimated that Yasin Malik negotiated a ceasefire with the GoI and laid down its weapons and promised a "peaceful struggle".

    I don't know where this is going, but any move that can foster amity between the Kashmiri muslims and pandits is a good step and its about time the pandits are rehabilated and settled back so that this griveance can be removed. And if JKLF is willing to support the GoJK in brining back the pandits, lets hold them up to their statements and see if they keep their word.
     
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    You serious man? Secular bullshit was always for show; JKLF leaders were the most ruthless in the massacre of non-Muslims of Kashmir during its hayday in the state. This is a joke and an insult to the pandits, sikhs and buddhists of the region that it was a "secular" movement. BTW if you mean secular in INDIA'S terms, I 100% agree with you since this is the exact meaning of secularism in this country: a joke as compared to the real meaning.
     
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    I am going by what most writers mention about JKLF and its history. It was founded in the 60s and didn't militarise until the late 1980s. And secular in terms of not painting a struggle as a religious movement but as a nationalist struggle. And this is a fact. Compare this to Hizb, HuJI or LeT that make out their campaign in religious terms and kill pro-independence and pro-Indian Kashmiri Muslims because they did not agree to their religious agenda.

    So how does it become a "joke" or "insult"? Secular is only being used in a meaning of weather their struggle was rooted in religious terms or not. Just because your group is secular does not mean that you will not indulge in terrorism. And there is no doubt that JKLF indulged in terrorist activities like bombings and plane hijackings but it was secular in the sense that it used a nationalist rather than a a religious narrative.


    Also, there was a split after Yasim Malik's surrender to IA in 1994 though. The JKLF -Amanullah faction based in Pakistan is basically an extension of ISI but has no membership outside its Pakistani circle. You might confuse JKLF-Aman faction with Yasin Malik's but still the main JKLF faction still holds some influence in the valley.

    A reader on JKLF is here http://www.satp.org/satporgtp/count..._outfits/jammu_&_kashmir_liberation_front.htm
     
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    Kashmir was a truly secular place when there was sufy culture prevailing. People like Yasin Malik don't even come close to that.
    What the radicalization (including past deeds of Yasin Malik) have done to the valley cannot be undone by holding a conference.
    I don't even count it a starter because I see them as the crocodiles and their tears as Crocodile tears .. case closed !!

    Thats pretty much a long overdue. This saddening fact is a soar spot for all the Indians.

    Regards,
    Virendra
     
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