The World Kashmir Freedom Movement (WKFM) was an umbrella organisation of expatriate Kashmiris from Indian administrated Kashmir that promoted the Kashmir cause in the 90s. It was set up on 17 June 1990 with Dr. Ayub Thakur as it president and has offices in Europe, Americas and Middle East.
The Indian Government accused Dr. Ayub Thakur of sending money to the Kashmiri freedom fighters for terrorist activities. The Indian Government arrested him under the Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act (TADA). This case later formed the genesis of the Jain Hawala Corruption Case, in which 38 prominent Indian politicians were discharged.
Indian Government tried to extradite Ayub Thakur on charges of financing 'terrorism' and secessionist plotting. Indian government twice sought his extradition from the UK in 1992 and 1993 and impounded his passport in 1993.
On 17 August 2009, in an attempt to re-activate the organisation a round table on Kashmir was organised by World Kashmir Freedom Movement (WKFM) here, which was moderated by eminent Kashmiri American physician, Dr. Qazi, member of General Council, WKFM. America based leaders of WKFM including President Dr. G.N.Mir, Secretary General Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai attended the meeting. Senior Vice President Mr. Nazir Ahmed Qurashi welcomed the participants.
Nates and References
- ↑ "Clueless investigators, subverted state". The Milli Gazette. http://www.milligazette.com/Archives/15082002/1508200258.htm. Retrieved 2006-01-02.
- ↑ Remembering Ayub Thakur. Kashmir Watch (19 October 2008). Retrieved on 2009-04-08.
- ↑ "Kashmir organisation reactivated in UK". Kashmir Watch. 18 August 2009. http://www.kashmirwatch.com/showexclusives.php?subaction=showfull&id=1250591568&archive=&start_from=&ucat=15&var1news=value1news. Retrieved 2009-08-18.
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