Obama’s support to India’s ambitions is ominous – Farooq Rehmani
Tribute to Iqbal
Islamabad 09 Nov, 2010: Muhammad Farooq Rehmani Chairman Jammu and Kashmir People’s Freedom has said the support promised by Barack Obama US President to India for the UNSC without any assurance for the resolution of the Kashmir issue is not a good omen for peace and prosperity of India and Pakistan.
Similarly, a simple reference to Kashmir as a long time dispute by Obama, and Indian Prime Minister’s usual Bombay proverb linking India-Pakistan talks with it will not foresee a tension-free future for the sea of humanity living an impoverished life in the region. He said that the Kashmiris feared stepped up human rights violations by India and obduracy regarding a peaceful resolution of their issue, as the ”US agreed to remove the restrictions that were preventing India from gaining full acceptance in the exclusive nuclear club and from acquiring nuclear technology from other nations.”
He said that the Kashmir was not only an old dispute but had always simmering character along with the sacrifices of the people not related with any particular time of India-Pakistan conflict. Emphasizing the continuity of the struggle for freedom and human rights he said that Kashmir was not a dispute over property rights of some countries, rather a basic question of the rights especially the right of self determination of over 13 million human beings—the inhabitants of the region. Therefore, if America has reservations to mediate on this question, it should urge India to abandon her negative role on a tripartite dialogue between Pakistan, India and Kashmir to arrive at a lasting solution of the dispute.
Tribute to Iqbal
Muhammad Farooq Rehmani in another statement paid homage to Allama Iqbal on his 133 birth anniversary saying that Iqbal the poet and philosopher of East equally impressed West, produced intuitive poetry, moved history, law and philosophy of our times inspiring people generation after generation to revolutionize human thought in every age. He was a Kashmiri who placed Kashmir on the pages of his verses, organized and patronized Kashmir movement for freedom in 1930s.He will always shine on the horizon of classic poetry, religious thought, philosophy and politics and no age will forget his melodious and lucid verse imbued with intrinsic spiritual and moral power. Iqbal says, ” Be not entangled in this world of days and nights; Thou hast another time and space as well.”