Kashmiris want right of self-determination-Farooq Rehmani
Srinagar 15 Nov 2012 (Press Release ): The Chairman Jammu and Kashmir People’s Freedom League Muhammad Farooq Rehmani has said that the major hurdle in the way of a peaceful and durable resolution of Jammu and Kashmir conflict is, India’s intransigence and rigidity. He was addressing telephonically a meeting of J&K People’s Freedom League (PFL) workers here at Srinagar.The General Secretary of the People’s Freedom League Haji Ghulam Ahmad Paray also spoke on the occasion.
He said that India thought that the Kashmir issue will itself die, with the passage of time , and therefore It was in favor of black laws in Kashmir. But the fact is, he said, “ the right of self determination has been recognized in the manifesto and resolutions of the Security Council several times in the past. Besides, both India and Pakistan have accepted the right of self determination as theonly way of resolving the Kashmir conflict.”
Muhammad Farooq Rehmani said that during the last few years some conflicts were resolved by using the method of plebiscite; unfortunately India believed in a military solution instead of a peaceful way of resolving the issue. Therefore, the conflict had been complicated and the people of Kashmir had been deprived of their role in resolving this conflict. He emphasized on the United Nations to build its pressure on India to create an atmosphere of peace in Kashmir, enabling the Kashmiris to play their just role in its resolution.
He hoped that demilitarization, withdrawal of black laws and releasing of political detainees would help in resolving the Kashmir issue peacefully. As per the Kashmiris, he said, “they will not accept any solution which does not keep before it the long struggle of the people and sacrifices of over one hundred thousand martyrs of Kashmir.”
The General Secretary of the People’s Freedom League Haji Ghulam Ahmad Paray also spoke and vowed to continue the freedom struggle till success. He said that the scenario of Kashmir indicated that there was no solution of Kashmir issue without restoring basic human rights of the people and finally giving the Kashmiris the right to express their sentiments through a free, fair and impartial plebiscite as envisaged in the relevant resolutions of the World Body.