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Vested interest lobby trying to derail Indo-Pak dialogue :Chaudhry

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London, Apr 6 (UNI) Dr Shabir Chaudhry, who heads one faction of the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front(JKLF), has expressed fears that "vested interest lobby" were bent to derail the Indo-Pak peace process.

''We have a long way to go. The road to peace is not long but full of dangers. People with vested interest do not want to see peace in South Asia. They want the Kashmir pot to keep boiling so that India and Pakistan remain at daggers drawn,'' Dr Chaudhry said in a statement.

He said his group has been working tirelessly to bring India and Pakistan on a negotiating table so that issues can be resolved in a peaceful and amicable manner. He said visit by various Kashmiri leaders to Pakistan was a good move.

However, he was critical that the International Kashmir Alliance leaders were not invited to the Pugwash Conference held in Islamabad last month. Similarly, representatives from Gilgit and Baltistan too were not extended invitation, he added.

Dr Chaudhry was critical of some Kashmir leaders who have always served the cause of Pakistan.

''These so-called leaders were propped up by Pakistan establishment and have loyally served their interests,'' he added.

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