JAMMU, Mar 23: Various political and social organizations have welcomed the ban on Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) and termed it a decision in right direction.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) expressed satisfaction over the swift action taken by the Central Government regarding ban on JKLF which was instrumental in fomenting trouble in Jammu & Kashmir State in the early eighties of the last century. JKLF targeted Hindu minority community members in Kashmir in 1988-1989 and 1990 after starting terrorist activities bringing death and destruction. What was the then expected from Congress Government at the Centre to do has been done by the Modi led Government in a positive and effective action. This is the most laudable action since the announcement of ban on communal Jamat-e- Islami which created hatred and violence in the minds of the young Kashmiris against the nation and other communities.
All India Kashmiri Samaj (AIKS) also Welcomed Centre banning JKLF.
AIKS during its meeting, at New Delhi today, held under the chairmanship of its president, Col (retd) Tej K Tikoo, passed a resolution welcoming the Central Government’s decision to ban JKLF.
More importantly, AIKS welcomed the Government’s statement which, for the first time, acknowledged that Kashmiri Pandits were purged out of the Kashmir Valley because of their being subjected to genocide in 1989-90.
It may be mentioned that according to the fact-sheet presented to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) by the State of Jammu and Kashmir,719 Hindus had been killed. The report states, “Due to the targeted attacks by the militants against the innocent civilians in the early years of the ongoing militancy in Jammu and Kashmir, coupled with calls by Islamist terrorist groups to Kashmiri Pandits to leave the Valley, the vast majority of them and other minority communities were forced to migrate.
Kashmiri Pandit Conference (KPC) has also welcomed the Modi Government’s decision to ban JKLF. In a statement issued here, today KPC chief Kundan Kashmiri said the previous Governments delayed the decision and had it been done in nineties, the situation in Kashmir could have been totally different. Kashmiri expressed the hope that Government wills tick to its policy to crush terrorism with iron hands and continue its tough stand against the terrorist organizations. He also expressed the hope that GoI will not revoke the decision of ban on terrorist outfits and Jamat under the pressure of so called mainstream organizations of Kashmir as India paid heavy price in past for such blunders.