Enormity of Jammu massacre 1947 cannot be forgotten – Muhammad Farooq Rehmani
Islamabad, 05 Nov, 2010: On the eve of Jammu Martyrs Day, Muhammad Farooq Rehmani Chairman Jammu and Kashmir People’s Freedom League has paid glowing tributes to the great sacrifice of martyrs of Jammu, who were massacred enmass on 06 November 1947 by RSS terrorists with the connivance of armed forces of the Dogra ruler of Jammu and Kashmir. He said that the enormity of the horrendous crime had shocked the people of Kashmir but it was their Islamic perception of humanity that had kindled the torch of religious tolerance protecting the non Muslim minority of Kashmir. Reminding the role of the invading Indian army during those dark times Muhammad Farooq Rehmani said that the massacre of Muslims in Jammu took place under their very nose falsifying Nehru’s claim of protecting life, honor, and property of the Kashmiris. He said that the criminal groups and organization behind this crime must be made accountable and punished even today like war criminals of World War II whom Europe had neither forgotten nor forgiven.
Muhammad Farooq Rehmani also condemned an attack by RSS hooligans on Hurriyat leader Shabir Ahmed Shah when he was addressing a press conference after his release in Jammu. He also condemned India for not allowing Prof Richard Shapiro an academic of the United States to visit Kashmir for taking stock of the current human rights situation in the turbulent region.