Muzaffarabad: Hundreds of Kashmiris are marching towards the Line of Control (LoC) in Azad Kashmir on the call of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF). Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) is a political party in Azad Kashmir working with a slogan of Independent Kashmir. It is led by a renowned Kashmiri leader Yasin Malik who is currently in Indian detention.
According to Kashmir Media Service, the rally billed as “Freedom March” is protesting New Delhi’s move to scrap the special status of Indian occupied Kashmir and the imposition of curfew in the territory since August 05.
The march was started from Muzaffarabad, the capital of Azad Kashmir and marchers have planned to cross the LoC to Srinagar, the capital of Indian occupied Kashmir.
Yesterday, the participants of the march reached Garhi Dupatta, a small town in Muzaffarabad.
A day earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan had said anyone crossing the LoC from Azad Jammu and Kashmir to provide humanitarian aid or support for the Kashmiri struggle against aggression will play into the hands of the Indian narrative.
In a post on Twitter, the prime minister stressed that he understood the anguish of the people of Kashmir who were seeing their brethren across the LoC struggle to deal with an inhumane Indian curfew imposed on them since two months.
“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,” he wrote on Twitter.
Last month, PM Imran had urged United Nations and other international fora to take serious action against the illegal and unilateral steps taken by India in occupied Kashmir to avoid any human tragedy.