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PR || 31 Jul 2010: Kashmir’s slogan is just like Kosovo Military pull out must for peace. UN and OIC Chiefs urged to take up Kashmir – Muhammad Farooq Rehmani

July 31, 2010 Leave a comment

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Kashmir’s slogan is just like Kosovo

Military pull out must for peace. UN and OIC Chiefs urged to take up Kashmir – Muhammad Farooq Rehmani

Grief Expressed over air crash and floods

Islamabad, 31 Jul, 2010: Muhammad Farooq Rehmani Chairman Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) People’s Freedom League (PFL) has strongly condemned India for its free-bullet-pelting policy in Kashmir on the Kashmiris with impunity—warning that the current slaughtering campaign by the paratroopers would further add fuel to fire. He expressed deep anguish over more innocent killings in Kashmir on Friday and Saturday, and emphasized the need to take up the Kashmir dispute by both UN chief and OIC Chief before the two world forums to hammer out a just and honorable solution according to the wishes of the Kashmiris.

Muhammad Farooq Rehmani hailed the historical judgment of the International Court of Justice on the unilateral declaration of independence by Kosovo in 2008 to be legal and not violating the general international law and said that the same must be applied to the State of Jammu and Kashmir; India should be brought before the ICJ for its violations of the international humanitarian Law in Kashmir. He said that Kashmir deserved freedom and right of self determination under the canons of the Security Council resolutions and its precedents.

Muhammad Farooq Rehmani expressed profound shock over the loss of precious human lives in recent Air blue crash in the Margalla Hills and countrywide death and destruction by floods caused due to torrential Monsoon rains. Expressing sympathies with the victims of calamities, he hoped that the nation would face the tragedy with patience and determination. In the meanwhile the J&K PFL met here to express its heartfelt sympathies with the survivors of Margalla and flood tragedies and prayed to Allah for heavenly blessings on the departed souls.

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PEOPLE’S FREEDOM LEAGUE (PFL) IS A CONSTITUENT OF
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PR || 25 Jul 2010: Kashmirs have burned their Boats – Muhammad Farooq Rehmani

July 25, 2010 Leave a comment

NO HOCUS-POCUS WITH THE STRUGGLE—NO PACKAGES ONLY FREEDOM

KASHMIRIS HAVE BURNED THEIR BOATS – Muhammad Farooq Rehmani

Islamabad, 25 Jul, 2010: Muhammad Farooq Rehmani Chairman Jammu and Kashmir People’s Freedom League has said the ongoing upsurge against the over stay of Indian troops and paramilitary forces, draconian laws and installation of stooges by fraud elections; handled by the 21st century youth has the stamina to continue the unarmed fight for the right of self determination, as they have burned their boats and exhausted their patience before the monster of state terrorism. He said every other thing except the current experiment had become irrelevant in this situation. Therefore there was no alternative before the Kashmiris except to support the vanguard of the movement honestly and courageously. He hoped that the pro India lobby in any garb there will now not be allowed to rule the roost. Experience and wisdom coupled with the circumstances will dictate terms of the uprising.

                Muhammad Farooq Rehmani out rightly rejected the internal autonomy proposal of both senior and junior Abdullah and termed it obsolete, saying the Kashmiris now no more needed  old wine in new bottles. He regretted the cold shoulder attitude of the world community and said only Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch and some other Western human rights groups seriously censored India for its unabated oppression and abuses in Kashmir, while no country not even their Muslim brethren could voice their resentment against the inhuman situation created by the Indian authorities in Kashmir.

                Muhammad Farooq Rehmani criticized America for its” Hands off policy” on Kashmir, warning that that policy would not bring peace and prosperity to the Indo Pakistan Subcontinent. He said surprisingly that the same America which had sponsored and endorsed the Security resolutions on Kashmir in the last century, now was giving an old international dispute a bilateral curl. ”The Kashmiris will never barter away their slogan, nor withdraw on Indian terms; they will not accept bilateral bend or interpretation of the dispute or political and economic packages not reflecting the sentiments of the people, but will continue to stress upon the world leaders including America to fulfill their promises with the Kashmiris according to the Security Council resolutions, as they did in other cases of international character and dimension,” he remarked.

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Rage in Kashmir-By Muhammad Farooq Rehmani

July 18, 2010 Leave a comment
                Ever since the Autumn of 1947, when under the pretext of a controversial letter of accession by the last Dogra ruler of Jammu and Kashmir, to the last British Governor General of India Lord Mont Batten, followed by India’s invasion on the former princely state, the history has been recording frequent street skirmishes, and bloody episodes between India and the Kashmiris. Although every time India trumpeted her victory on the ”separatists” in the name of fake and farce elections, but it could never think of pulling out  her military and paramilitary forces from Jammu and Kashmir. Each post- 1947 decade, has its own history of turbulence very different from the law and order problem of a country. The failure of the Indian leadership to respect the free will of the people disturbed and complicated the whole affair and led to a repressive and bloody state policy, resulting in the current quit Kashmir agitation against the armed forces of India by unarmed youth who are the product of post 1990 Indian policies, ordinances and laws in Jammu and Kashmir.
                The rage of the Kashmiris is like flying sparks and fire- balls, which can’t be measured in terms of simple local grievances, and hence this fire can’t be easily extinguished or simmered down. It is after every innocent killing and atrocity that people find a genuine cause to come out on the streets in huge numbers; highlight their basic demand of the right of self determination and pour scorn on the Indian army and police which enjoy immunity under some draconian laws since 1990.Nodoubt every state in the world has some internal trouble, but the turmoil in Kashmir can’t be attributed to some economic or social problems; it is more than that.
                We must go back to the genesis of the Kashmir dispute and the history of Indian rule in Kashmir. India broke her promises with the people not once but many times during the last several decades. Therefore, there is hate against Indian occupation of Kashmir—rooted deep in their ethos and blood. India should not pretend to be ignorant, she should not say why. India must ask her military men in the field as to how humiliatingly   they have been treating the Kashmiris, men, women and children; they have been plundering their green gold and meadows in the forests for the last two decades. India is reaping its harvest in Kashmir.
                Again India’s total refusal to grant the right of self determination to the Kashmiris fanned unrest and discontent in Kashmir. A young generation in every decade spearheads the movement of freedom and a retiring generation leaves space for the fresh blood. Nowadays our youth is the torch bearer of freedom. It has been experienced in every decade –before and after the death of Sheikh Abdullah.
                Unfortunately India always maligned Kashmiris, and spread malice against them across the country. In her malicious propaganda, India was encouraged by the lusty politicians and rulers of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. They still enjoy reveries and wishfully think that Kashmiris patience would exhaust, to finally give in before India. But the idiom” water off a duck’s back” is not applicable here.             
                Having said all this, I would caution the people on two vital points. First is the peaceful and popular character of the current political struggle. It must be maintained at all costs and further strengthened by isolating the elements of duplicity, destruction and sabotage. This will ensure support of an overwhelming majority to it. Peaceful public struggle is more lasting than any mode of armed disturbance, which cripples a poor nation and ruins its socio-economic fabric more easily. Moreover, in the present scenario an armed struggle for a just and noble cause has to face the opposition of a global nature. Here India is the sole benefactor. Pakistan is our moral and diplomatic supporter. It is also an active member of the war on terror.” Yet the country is dubbed as ”the current Al Qaeda epicenter. ” Kashmiris must understand well that the Muslim rulers in spite of their land, population and energy potentials tremble by one statement of the US or West. In a high level meeting with the leadership of the AJK, I had suggested only one day shutter down call before the base camp Govt. to show solidarity with the people of Kashmir. But they didn’t go beyond condolence messages.
                My second point and I would suggest humbly that the current agitation must not deviate from its national agenda of the right of self determination. We had no global agenda, never, ever. We have no extra-territorial political and strategic ambitions. Our right to self determination has been recognized by the United Nations and this is now our national slogan. It is the duty of the torchbearers of the current awakening to plead and protect these objectives of the nation, and try to win over the world opinion. The real leadership—vanguard of the present uprising must take all possible measures to project the voice of the people in a manner that would accord it world vide sympathy, and acceptance. It is the duty of this leading generation to protect the movement against all types of mischief by saboteurs, exploiters, and hypocrites—politically ambitious elements of the society. The goal of the freedom fighting Kashmiri must be unambiguously noble and humble—to promote the cause of the tortured humanity of Kashmir, and gain maximum support for it from the international community.
                It is sad that the issue of Kashmir—the right of self determination is in the eyes of many a foredoomed and forgotten question, and the glorious sacrifices of our people are being ignored by the world. Surprisingly our own Ummah is silent over the bloodshed of the Kashmiris. The slogans of freedom, wailing cries of suffering people; the army and police operations against civilians don’t find any space in the newspapers. No television channel has the time to show the tragic episodes of Kashmir to their listeners. Yet they say that Kashmir is an international question; for Pakistan it is a national issue. As per the coverage of the national issue is concerned, we should ask  our well wishers to watch  the screen, judge the coverage of Kashmir  and put the news stories under microscope. In this gloom how can we tell others to focus upon the current situation in Kashmir? We are in a deep slumber, not that we don’t watch or read anything; but in the sense that we have developed vested interests here and there, in and out. The time calls on us to weed out the dead wood from the forest. The freedom in the box or prison is no freedom at all. Rage in the present day Kashmir reflects a lasting message for the world.
Note: The write is Chairman Jammu and Kashmir People’s Freedom League and Senior Executive member of APHC AJK/Pak
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Re: PRelease ||13 July 2010 will be a milestone: Muhammad Farooq Rehmani-Condemns action against teenagers, lawyers, reporters.

July 12, 2010 Leave a comment

13 July 2010 will be a milestone: Muhammad Farooq Rehmani

Condemns  action against teenagers, lawyers, reporters.

 

Islamabad 12 July,2010:Muhammad Farooq Rehmani Chairman Jammu and Kashmir People’s Freedom League has paid glowing tribute to the sacrifices of those 22 young  Kashmiris ,who taught a glorious lesson of freedom to their brethren in 1930s without greed and hypocrisy………………………more 

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PR || 09 Jul 2010 – Law of beasts in Kashmir—Muhammad Farooq Rehmani

July 9, 2010 Leave a comment

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Law of beasts in Kashmir—Muhammad Farooq Rehmani

Islamabad, 09 Jul, 2010: Muhammad Farooq Rehmani Chairman Jammu and Kashmir People’s Freedom League has called upon  the United Nations  Secretary General  to send his special emissary to Srinagar Kashmir, where the law of beasts prevails under the protection of the Indian Government; civilians especially young  people are targeted and killed for being Kashmiris  and taking part in peaceful protest demonstrations against the forcible Indiana rule and gross and flagrant violations of basic human rights of the Kashmiris. In his statement he condemned killings of at least four youth by the CRPF in Batmaloo, Maisumah and Kupwarah and other curfew-bound towns and delivery of fresh army contingents from India to boost the morale of the military, which had failed to quell the agitation against India. Muhammad Farooq Rehmani urged India to follow the ideology of non violence as preached by Ghandhi Ji and abandon its policy of keeping Kashmir forcibly under its rule that could jeopardize peace in the entire region of South Asia. He said the Kashmiris wanted the right of self determination which was recognized by the World body and India and Pakistan. He asked India to prove by any count its legality and popularity in Kashmir; if the overwhelming majority of the Kashmiris could not remain satisfied with India during all these 62 years of the rule ,how could they do it now. ”The United Nations should ponder over it without further delay and its members should not show cynicism.” he remarked. 

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کشمیر میں مظاہرے

July 1, 2010 Leave a comment
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30 june 2010 : Kashmir Still Tense Curfew Imposed throughout Valley.

July 1, 2010 Leave a comment
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