Kashmir no integral part but global conflict–Muhammad Farooq Rehmani
Press Release; Islamabad.03, october, 2012.
The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir People’s Freedom League, Muhammad Farooq Rehmani has rejected and contradicted Indian Foreign Minister S.M.Krishna’s statement on Kashmir as an old mantra without any relation to history or ground realities of the disputed territory. He said, “There is a continuous struggle going on in Jammu and Kashmir for the right of self-determination, since the days of Jawaharlal Nehru the first Prime minister of free India, who is on record having compared forced political unions with forced marriages, which India didn’t believe and can’t accept.
Muhammad Farooq Rehmani said the United Nations being the international forum committed to the right of self-determination of all the sovereign or subjugated nations couldn’t prevent any member-state or for that matter a President from advocating that right and that too of Kashmir, which has been promised the right to a plebiscite under numerous Security Resolutions. In this context, he said, “the Head of the State of Pakistan Asif Ali zardari rightly described Kashmir on the UN podium. He is bound to speak under his country’s constitution and the UN resolutions. While speaking on Kashmir he has reflected the views, and beliefs of millions of Kashmiris and their struggle for freedom on both sides of the LOC in Jammu and Kashmir.”
Muhammad Farooq Rehmani urged India to stop using military power to crush the voice and struggle of the Kashmiris and learn from the consequences of those states which suppressed people, but ultimately gave in. He equally urged the World Body to take up the long-forgotten conflict of Kashmir according to its Charter and resolutions; and don’t complicate the situation by dual-standard approach on Kashmir.