The 1993 Agreement between JKLF and HM

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After months of infighting between Hizbul Mujahideen Jammu Kashmir (HM) and Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), both had exhausted themselves while their real enemy ‘Indian Colonialism’ was recovering lost ground with the help of Renegades. Lost Kashmiri History reproduces below the agreement drafted on the late realization of their mistakes.

AGREEMENT 

We the following signatories belonging to Hizbul Mujahideen Jammu Kashmir (HM) and Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) agree on behalf of their respective organizations on the points detailed below subject to approval by respective highest policy-making bodies of the two organizations.

1: That Hizbul Mujahideen Jammu Kashmir recognizes JKLF’s right to preach and project its ideology of independence of the whole state. Similarly, JKLF does not have any objection to HM preaching and projecting its ideology of State’s accession to Pakistan. Nevertheless, both the organizations agree that while preaching their ideology or otherwise, neither organizations will, directly or indirectly, have any negative criticism of the ideology, leadership or the programme of the other organization.

2: That both JKLF and HM agree on the point of view that the right of self-determination of Kashmiri people can neither be limited nor conditional and the Kashmiri people have full right to determine the future of the State according to their free will. If in a free exercise of their right of self-determination the majority of the people of the State vote for State’s accession to Pakistan. JKLF will accept this popular verdict and if the majority votes in favor of the complete independence of the State, HM will accept this popular verdict.

3: During the freedom struggle, both organizations will cooperate with each other in their fight against their common enemy, Indian colonialism. They also agree that, If and when needed, both organizations will extend moral, military and political support to each other.

4: That in case of any difference arising between the two organizations, a committee consisting of the nominees of the two parties will settle the dispute.

SIGNED THIS FRIDAY, 2nd APRIL, 1993 AT ISLAMABAD (PAKISTAN)

BY JKLF AND HM.

Source: The Kashmir Dispute 1947-2012 – A.G. Noorani

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