Farooq Rehmani denounces west for double standards in Sudan and Kashmir
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.