Political will not rhetoric needed for Freedom—Farooq Rehmani
Islamabad | 21 March 2012: The Chairman Jammu and Kashmir People’s Freedom League, Muhammad Farooq Rehmani has expressed serious concern over the receding situation of Kashmir issue before the world, causing great harm to the core demand of the Kashmiris for the right of self-determination, and basic human rights of the people. Expressing disappointment over the empty rhetoric of the political and religious leaders, he said that the policy-makers, Azad Kashmir Government and the leaders at the helm of affairs should not follow the set-pattern of the world powers on Kashmir, but should set the pattern on the ideas and sacrifices of the people to be supported and followed by others for a durable regional peace and economic prosperity.
He said that the Government and the opposition of the AJK, as running the Base-Camp of the State for freedom have much more responsibilities than others to accomplish the incomplete task of their founding fathers for freedom. They should follow the path shown by the founders of the Azad Kashmir in 1947, do some solid work without tall claims to change the receding
Muhammad Farooq Rehmani urged upon the media domain of the Azad Kashmir to focus on the freedom struggle and reuniting of the State, pointing out that some news- papers print banner lines of the statements of politicians without any relevance or contribution to the Kashmir cause or to State’s prosperity.” He said that if the AJK authorities wanted to foil India’s media war against freedom- struggle, they must infuse new blood in the Azad Kashmir Radio Station and AJK P TV in Muzaffarabad giving them creative role and leading position to gain public trust and confidence. Currently the AJK Radio Station and the Muzaffarabad PTV Channel were like dead leaves and people were expecting their burial any time. Therefore it was in the interest of AJK as well as Pakistan to make the R stations, and TV channels dynamic institutions and look how the Srinagar Radio station and Srinagar Channel of Door Darshan worked in Kashmir against the cause of the Kashmiris. “The rulers of AJK must understand that this part of Kashmir has no meaning without Jammu and Kashmir and its struggle for the freedom of the State,” he concluded.