DATE=10/5/1999 TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT TITLE=PAK / KASHMIR MARCH (L ONLY) NUMBER=2-254661 BYLINE=AYAZ GUL DATELINE=ISLAMABAD CONTENT= VOICED AT: INTRO: Police in Pakistan have detained the leader of a Kashmiri separatist group and some of his followers to prevent them from staging a symbolic crossing of the disputed Kashmir border into India. Ayaz Gul reports from Islamabad. TEXT: Police arrested Ammanullah Khan, chief of the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, while he was leading a march of several hundred people toward the military "line of control" that divides Indian Kashmir from Pakistan Kashmir. Police used tear gas and fired bullets in the air to stop the march. Witnesses say Mr. Khan was arrested Tuesday near the village of Hajira, 10-kilometers from the disputed border with India. He had been in hiding, but came out to join his followers in the village. Reports say the 65-year-old Kashmiri leader and several of his colleagues were seriously injured in the clash before being dragged into a police bus. Monday, Pakistani police blocked a similar attempt by activists, dispersing them with tear gas and warning shots. The Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, which wants an independent Kashmir, says its march across the "line of control" is designed to show that Kashmiri people oppose the division. Eight members of the group were killed in 1992 when Pakistani troops fired at them to stop a similar symbolic crossing of the Kashmir border. Pakistani authorities advised the separatist group last week to call off the march, saying the move could lead to attacks by the Indian army. India has also warned against any attempt to cross the Kashmir border from the Pakistani side and has placed its forces on full alert. (Signed) NEB/AG/KL 05-Oct-1999 10:19 AM EDT (05-Oct-1999 1419 UTC) NNNN Source: Voice of America .