DATE=10/6/1999 TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT TITLE=PAK KASHMIR (L-O) NUMBER=2-254721 BYLINE=AYAZ GUL DATELINE=ISLAMABAD INTERNET=YES CONTENT= VOICED AT: INTRO: Pakistani authorities have released the leader of a Kashmiri separatist group, a day after his arrest for leading several-hundred people in an attempt to cross the disputed Kashmir border into India. Ayaz Gul reports from Islamabad, the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front organized the march to oppose the current division of Kashmir between India and Pakistan. TEXT: The leader of the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Ammanullah Khan, says his activists will again attempt to cross the disputed Kashmir border. After his release from police custody, he told a news conference in Islamabad another attempt would be made at what he termed -- an appropriate time in the future. Mr. Khan condemned Pakistani authorities for using force to block what he called a peaceful march by his party workers. // KHAN ACT // The objective was to tell the world that we do not approve of this line of control (dividing Kashmir between India and Pakistan). And at the same time, we want to tell the world conscience that we will not allow an imposed solution of [the] Kashmir issue which is not based on the free will of Kashmiri people. // END ACT // Mr. Khan was among the 300 activists arrested Tuesday near Hajira in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir, close to the heavily militarized border with India. Police used clubs and teargas, and fired bullets into the air to disperse hundreds of marchers. The 65-year-old Kashmiri leader says several of his activists were injured by the police, and that he narrowly escaped being seriously wounded. The Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front wants an independent Kashmir and opposes the 720-kilometer military line of control, which divides Kashmir between India and Pakistan. Eight activists of the separatist group were killed in 1992 when Pakistani troops fired to stop a similar symbolic crossing of the Kashmir border. India controls two-thirds of the region and Pakistan the rest. Both countries claim the region in its entirety and oppose the idea of an independent Kashmir. (SIGNED) NEB/AG/RAE 06-Oct-1999 11:40 AM EDT (06-Oct-1999 1540 UTC) NNNN Source: Voice of America .