The Kashmir Liberation Front (KLF), including when it was founded and by whom, its current legal status and activities, the treatment of its members by the authorities and/or police [PAK29878.E]

Recent information on the Kashmir Liberation Front (KLF) could not be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate. However, dated information on the KLF can be found in PAK4360 of 15 February 1990.

Please note that both PAK15263 of 21 September 1993 and the sources currently available to the Research Directorate do not clearly specify whether the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) and the KLF are two distinct and separate organizations.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of sources consulted in researching this Information Request.

Sources Consulted

The Europa World Year Book. Yearly. 1997, 1998.

Extremist Groups: An International Compilation of Terrorist Organizations, Violent Political Groups, and Issue-Oriented Militant Movements. 1996.

The Far East and Australasia 1998. 1998.
Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP). 1998.

State of Human Rights in Pakistan 1997.

Political Handbook of the World 1997. 1997.

Electronic sources: Internet, IRB Databases, LEXIS/NEXIS, REFWORLD.