Islamabad Jul 28,2012: The Chairman Jammu and Kashmir People’s Freedom League, Muhammad Farooq Rehmani, has expressed grave concern over the provocative, aggressive and repressive measures of the army, and paratroopers in the district headquarter of Bandipora, looking not a scenic Wullar-lake city; but of a garrison town, in which thousands of highly equipped Indian army soldiers of the Rashtrayah Rifles (RR) ,the CRPF and police have been garrisoned following the custodial murder of Hilal Ahmad Dar, a local youth by the dreaded R.R. While condemning tyranny and mal treatment of the troops and police with the general public during the last four days, he asked whether such harsh measures would bring real and durable peace in the region.
He said under the given conditions the so called trade and travel CBMs have become futile and redundant, and the rhetoric of talks between the two Governments looks a show of peace.”
Muhammad Farooq Rehmani reminded the OIC Contact Group on Kashmir on their chartered responsibilities, and the UN of their mandatory role as the guarantor and protector of basic human rights and civil and political liberties, calling on them to intervene, as they do in such other situations of historical and humanitarian nature. “Since the forces of repression and occupation are working hand in glove, it becomes obligatory on UN and the OIC to initiate preventive measures for the safety of the kashmiris, lest it may become too late to stop cleansing of the kashmiris in their own State, as India’s so called secular leadership with the help of extremist elements is moving towards that direction’, he added.
At the same time, Muhammad Farooq Rehmani urged the Government of Pakistan to shoulder its political, diplomatic, and moral responsibilities; don’t keep mum on the India’s repression and denial of freedom to the people of the highly neglected conflict- zone of the world. He warned that by being silent on frequent military measures and developments; and intransigence of India in the matter of Kashmir, no one should expect that India’s proxy war along Durand Line will end.
He as well asked the Muslim Governments across the globe to discuss not only the problems of their own destabilizing waves, but sit together and focus upon– take remedial measures against the Muslim genocide moves in India, Palestine, Arakan Under Myanmer, India including Assam, Jammu and Kashmir and other parts and tirade against Islam. The stability of OIC lies in Islamic – solidarity and Islam, not in the continuation of decaying regimes, or borrowed power. Its intrinsic worth will ensure good and honourable relations with other nations of the world, he observed.
Islamabad 26 July 2012: The Chairman Jammu and Kashmir People’s Freedom League, Muhammad Farooq Rehmani, has strongly condemned a cold-blooded murder of an innocent inhabitant in Aloosa- Bandipora, Kashmir Hilal Ahmad Dar, after the latter’s Taraveeh prayers, sending waves of shock and anger through-out Kashmir valley.
Muhammad Farooq Rehmani said, “gunning down of innocent citizens in Kashmir has become second nature of India’s occupation forces, as there is no accountability and trial system, no retribution concept in the regime; and that India believes in the power of occupation, presence of army and continuation of draconian laws in the turbulent region; the responsible international bodies like the UN, have for long been apathetic to the plight and the rights of the Kashmiris under the Indian occupation rule. Therefore, India is encouraged to perpetuate its tyrannical rule with impunity and its forces have benefits of corruption and bribery in Jammu and Kashmir.”
Muhammad Farooq Rehmani said that whatever was happening in the occupied region were only terror, torture, and moral cowardice and bankruptcy of that regime; the pro-India parties were issuing sermons of so called human values and good governance, while actually they were mum at the police brutalities and torture against the citizens. They were not feeling ashamed of their cowardice; not coming to the support of the victimized and targeted people, groaning under the draconian laws of India for long.
Muhammad Farooq Rehmani emphasized the proactive and duty-bound role of the UN, OIC, and world human rights organization’s and warned that since India’s designs were very dreadful following her free hand in Afghanistan; anything may happen and frequent acts of state-terrorism could be a prelude to even more ugly developments in this volatile region. He said although the Kashmiris were feeling like orphans in the present regional- behavioral and political developments; they couldn’t be made kneeling-cartoons.
Photo Feature – People’s Freedom League Activists In Srinagar, Kashmir Protest Against Human Rights Violations
SRINAGAR, KASHMIR, INDIA – JULY 18: Indian policemen detain activists of Jammu and Kashmir People’s Freedom League (JKPFL) during a protest demonstration against alleged human rights violations on July 18, 2012, 2010 in Srinagar the summer capital of Indian administered Kashmir, India. Dozens of JKPFL activist attended a protest rally to protest against alleged gross human rights violations on Kashmiris by government forces. (Photo by Yawar Nazir/Getty Images)
13 July is milestone in our struggle for Freedom–Muhammad Farooq Rehmani
Islamabad: 12 July,2012: The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir People’s Freedom League Muhammad Farooq Rehmani has paid glowing tributes to the Kashmiri martyrs of 13 July,1931,who were shoot dead indiscriminately by the police of then Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir, in front of the Central Jail Srinagar for demanding a fair and an open judicial enquiry into the historical Abdul Qadeer case, and restoration of suppressed political, economic, and religious rights of the peoples of the state. He said martyrdom of 21 Kashmiris on that fateful day had jolted British India, and Punjab rushed peaceful protesters to the State via Sialkot only to be stopped by the despotic regime on the borders of Jammu. Dr.Iqbal the poet- philosopher of East eulogized brave Kashmiris in his timely poetry and supported organizing pro-Kashmir movement in Lahore.
Muhammad Farooq Rehmani said political struggle of Kashmir beginning 1931, faced a different scenario when in 1947,Pakistan was carved out of India as an independent democratic state, while then princely states were asked to decide by their free will in favour of one or the other dominion. But the principle of partition and the right of self-determination of Jammu and Kashmir was trampled down under India’s military aggression on Kashmir; resulting in occupation, genocide and migration of the people throughout, by India, especially in Jammu.
He said, “the people of Jammu and Kashmir have rendered unprecedented sacrifices since long for their birth right– the right of self-determination, and a new phase of struggle beginning 1990 has upped the spirit of martyrdom. But, neither India upheld its pledge of referendum in Kashmir, nor UN enforced its resolutions on plebiscite, till India deprived the Kashmiris of all their basic human rights and civil liberties. Today, Kashmir is a worst place to live in as per the human rights of the inhabitants are concerned.”
Muhammad Farooq Rehmani urged the people to rekindle and radiate the fervor and spirit of 1930s across the State of Jammu and Kashmir, and give new political direction to their cause through retrospective political wisdom. He said political leadership of the past 20 years should be selfless and honest to grasp why and how Kashmir suffered setback despite great sacrifices on different fronts. Why the enthusiastic support which it received in early 1990s receded and faded away, and accusations of hypocrisy and corruption became common in social, religious and political activities?
He said, “Today, after 81 years of freedom struggle we stand nowhere as a nation. Empty rhetoric can’t salvage our jolting ship in storm. We should rejuvenate the rank and file by a right direction and strategy, not rely upon utopian slogans, but devise practical measures to translate our dream into a reality and urge the world to support us in regaining our lost historical identity.”
Islamabad July 10, 2012: The Chairman Jammu and Kashmir People’s Freedom League, Muhammad Farooq Rehmani has urged the All Parties Hurriyet Conference (APHC) to initiate solid measures addressing woes and nightmarish problems of the oppressed families, who were subjected to molestation, criminal assault, murder and rape by Indian forces and police during the past 22 years of military operations in the State.
He said, “It’s all right that we do remember our martyrs annually; we protest in the same way against countless ignoble acts of rape, murder, humiliation and other crimes, Indian army and police perpetrate on helpless Kashmiri families, who continuously live a life of grief and gloom or suffer migration to Pakistan since the creation of Kashmir tragedy in 1947.”
He further said, “Besides remembering martyrs, and victims of atrocities and observing tragic events annually, it will be far important, if we could seriously ponder over practical ways of serving the affected people by constituting a body of patriots; comprising eminent jurists, men of integrity, and immune to pomp and show.” Such a body, he said, “will be required to take up all the horrible events of the past 22 years and present day, related to the depressed and helpless families, molested women and girls; people murdered in fake encounters, and forcibly disappeared by army, police, or masked agents. Almost every home, village, town and market has in store terrific tales of grief to narrate, and seek justice against the culprits.” He said, “ No victimized father, or a widow, or a forlorn mother or any molested woman can rest unless a killer or a robber of a woman’s chastity stands in the dock and receives an exemplary punishment. Although the perpetrators of heinous crimes against humanity got off scot-free long ago, but the people can recognize them and their masters in every garb, or look.”
Muhammad Farooq Rehmani has enumerated the tragic episodes of this decade to awaken the conscience of the world, and his countrymen, especially the politicians and the clergy who are at the helm of affairs in Kashmir. He laments, “until today we left every such awful incident unaddressed, unattended and uncared for; the result is that these criminals, or their masters whether in uniform or otherwise wander freely, unnoticed and unpunished for their crimes against humanity.”
He said that if the political leadership addressed these problems quickly and honestly across the board, that could be the real service to the nation, and not pretty rhetoric which we practice in our daily political life. Serving helpless and oppressed people selflessly is quite different from carrying a large attaché of claims and ‘certificates’ to hoodwink the world today.
He said, “The victimized, tormented and humiliated men and women are losing their patience, because we failed to address their melancholy and plight by creating a mechanism to stand by them. Our world has failed in duty to bring to book human-brutes in Jammu and Kashmir. The killers of humanity in Kashmir deserved treatment of war criminals. It was the duty of the world, the world organizations to knock at the door of the international court of justice, against the rulers of this regime, whether a Governor, or a chief executive or a commander or whoso ever committed a crime or ordered to kill or rape women, or forcibly disappeared an innocent man or woman. If it was not done yesterday, it should be done today. We would be astonished to know that six decades on the Russians are still searching for their World war 11 dead. If again we cannot feel the pulse of our silent majority and God forbid failed to create a mechanism to address the bereaved and forlorn, the time can come, when the new generation will show its volt-face. The details of unforgettable and tragic episodes of Kashmir may be found in my separate article on human tragedy of Kashmir. Our posterity will remember us, by our deeds, not by empty rhetoric, or talk-shows or hollow claims.” -End