Islamabad, 17 Jan, 2011: Commenting upon the statements and counter-statements of India’s Secretary Home G. K. Pillai and General V. K Singh the Indian army chief on the reduction of Indian regular armed forces in Jammu and Kashmir, Muhammad Farooq Rehmani Chairman Jammu and Kashmir People’s Freedom League said today that ultimately army chief’s word would carry weight as the Indian Army had unbridled powers in Jammu and Kashmir under the Disturbed Areas Act and the Armed Forces Special Powers Act; and have had gained all the personal and strategic dividends by using these repressive laws against the people of Kashmir during the last 20 years, although an overwhelming majority of the Kashmiris were against Indian rule, and their inhuman and draconian laws in Kashmir. Muhammad Farooq Rehmani said that even if some importance may be attached to the statement of the Home Ministry of India, still the Kashmir issue would not move towards its resolution by a scanty 25 percent of troop’s reduction in the state. However it could be possible if India decided to withdraw its forces from Kashmir under a phase- wise program and simultaneously repealed all the black laws currently in vogue there. He said that the Kashmiris struggle for freedom was not a problem of children whom one could woo by offering toys and lollipop. He further said that in order to gain confidence of the people over the proposed bilateral talks it could be a part of Indian strategy. But India should learn that a nation having sacrificed precious human lives during its struggle could never be ensnared. He again reminded that in Jammu and Kashmir Indian armed forces paratroopers, and police were not only enemies of people’s freedom but they were also the enemies of humanity and civilization. They enjoyed by humiliating and beating Kashmiris in their homes, streets and roads every day, therefore only military pull- out from Kashmir would pave a way for a durable peace in the wounded region.
Muhammad Farooq Rehmani denounced Bhartiya Janta Party fanatics for their decision to hoist Indian flag at Lal Chowk Srinagar on 26, January, terming it India’s frustration and political defeat in Kashmir. He said that a two-third area of Jammu and Kashmir was under India’s illegal military occupation since 1947, and now communalists of the Hindu organization wanted to gain political leverage in Delhi by such a senseless step in Srinagar, which could not be carried out without imposing curfew in Srinagar on the Black Day. “The popular movement of freedom for Jammu and Kashmir will not kneel down by this threat or political gimmick,” he reaffirmed.
If South Sudan holds referendum, why not Kashmir
Islamabad 10 January,2011: Muhammad Farooq Rehmani Chairman Jammu and Kashmir People’s Freedom League (JKPFL) has urged on America to discard double standards and hypocrisy on freedom resolutions in Kashmir and Palestine, after having maneuvered the separation of South Sudan from its Northern region through a week long referendum, being monitored by Western agencies especially former US President Jimmy Carter.
In a statement he said the partition of a sovereign State like Sudan into Muslim and Christian states would not have been possible without long American pressure. He said that when there was the question of plebiscite for Kashmir, the Kashmiris were made victims of sheer religious and ethnic fanaticism to escape from implementing of over a dozen UN resolutions; and independence was denied to Palestine. The same powers stage-manage secession of South Sudan from North Sudan by Plebiscite. If only human rights violations of a regime were enough to grant the right to independence to a people of a particular region or religion, then why not Kashmir, where people were being slaughtered and women gang raped for the last 20 years by the army and police of India. This is religious divide and amounts to destabilizing and disintegrating the Muslim world to plunge them into impoverishment and economic dependence and despondency. The world analysts know that once the South Sudan secedes, it will take with it more than 80% of 7 Sudan’s oil resources, and quarter of its landmass. The poll is certain to result in Africa’s largest country splitting in two, with the non-Muslim south seceding from the Arab-led North.
Muhammad Farooq Rehmani said that having separated East Timor from Indonesia, and now maneuvering independence of South Sudan from the North Sudan under the pretext of the religious differences; Kashmir was even more genuine case for independence because of the international resolutions. He said in order to avert further threats to regional and international peace America and West should equally support plebiscite and independence of Kashmir as they did in Sudan and do away with their hypocrisy in the Muslim World. By supporting India on the issue of Kashmir and encouraging separatist frictions amongst Muslim nations, the West is nakedly jeopardizing world peace and civilizations, he warned.
Srinagar Jan 8: Muhammad Farooq Rehmani Chairman Jammu and Kashmir People’s Freedom League has strongly condemned police atrocities on political workers and youth in different parts of the valley.
He said that the regime had turned ruthless against the people to malign everybody as a terrorist and implicate them in police-concocted accusations. The ulterior motive behind anti-people tirade of the establishment is to curb the peaceful politicalmovement for freedom of Jammu and Kashmir, continuing for the last several years. He warned that India would never won this war against the peaceful people of Kashmir, because they would never abandon their struggle for the just cause of the right of self determination
The PFL chairman said that the regime of Umar Abdullah to please the army remained restless without terrorizing and imprisoning the innocent people of the State, so the establishment would do any devil’s work for their personal gains. He castigated the regime for sentencing a 15 year old boy, 10th class student of Shopian to prison under the notorious so called Public Safety Act(PSA) and urged his release without any delay. He also demanded release of all the detained workers of Hurriyat conference and civil society languishing in different jails for many years. He said the regime, notorious for its highhandedness and corruption in every walk of public life was continuously dishonoring the release orders of the High Court-a shameful act of its nature.-KGN