JKLF Founder Amanullah Khan Passes Away At 82

26/04/2016 3:52 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST
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Amanullah Khan, chief of the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), holds his autobiography "Continuous Struggle" during an interview with Reuters in Rawalpindi June 17, 2005. The Pakistan-based Kashmiri separatist leader has for the first time revealed Pakistan's involvement in launching an insurgency in Indian-administered Kashmir in the late 1980s.

RAWALPINDI -- Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) founder Amanullah Khan passed away at a Rawalpindi hospital this morning. He was 82.

Khan, the father-in-law of Kashmir's regional party People's Conference President Sajad GLone, breathed his last at 8:30 A.M.

The deceased leader, who was born in the Astore area of Gilgit on 24 August, 1934, was also the co-founder of the Kashmir Independent Committee in 1963. He was elected Secretary General of the JK Plebiscite Front (PF) in 1965 and Co-founded the JK National Liberation Front (NLF) with Maqbool Bhat.

JKLF chairman Yasin Malik had earlier this month expressed concern over Khan's deteriorating health and appealed to the people of Kashmir to pray for his speedy recovery.

According to reports, his funeral would be held tomorrow.

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