Curfew, killings and life term will never bring peace in Kashmir: Farooq Rehmani
Islamabad March 8, 2013: Chairman Jammu and Kashmir People’s Freedom League, Muhammad Farooq Rehmani has strongly denounced both repressive and coercive measures, laws and policies of Hindustan and Kashmir regime to curb the unrest after the execution of Muhammad Afzal Guroo, noting that after hanging Guru, burying him In in Tihar Jail, and curbing the people’s voice to bring his mortal remains to Kashmir, CRPF and army have martyred two Kashmiri research scholars: Mudassir Kamran in Hyderabad Deccan university, and Tahir Ahmed Sofi in Baramulla.
Mudassir’s sin was that he had condemned the hanging of Guru in a student protest in Hyderabad but, he was later found executed in his room in the hostel; while as Tahir Ahmed was targeted by army in Baramulla, when a protest demonstration by others was demanding Guru’s mortal remains and his reburial in Sopore Kashmir.
He said that the latest killing measures by police in Kashmir had been taken to silence mouths for Guru’s hanging, and his burial in the premises of Tihar jail.
Muhammad Farooq Rehmani condemned Syed Ali Gilani, APHC G chief’s arrest followed by his house arrest in Srinagar and large scale arrests, detentions of APHC workers/leaders, curfew and CRPF accesses in the Kashmir valley, preventing the people from offering Friday prayers in whole of Kashmir. He said despite police, particularly CRPF’s coercion and law of beasts in the state, the freedom movement had gained momentum; and it wasn’t in India’s hands to suppress the voice of the Kashmiris. It was India’s wishful thinking that the people march towards their cherished goal would be stopped by killings, hangings, and life terms–no never. “India will kill people, and they would remain silent, it’s absolutely impossible,” he said.
Muhammad Farooq Rehmani criticized the UN and UNCHR policies on Kashmir as amounting to giving free hand to India to go on killing and humiliating Kashmiris unabatedly. He said not only the World Body was tarnishing its honour in the eyes of weaker nations, but tyrant regimes and vested interests were posing tremendous threat to the regional peace. He said it was the UN which had passed numerous resolutions on Kashmir to grant the Kashmiris the right of self-determination, but how sad to punish the same nation for demanding implementation of the same right.
Muhammad Farooq Rehmani called upon the UNSC to prevail upon India in the interest of peace and humanity and force India to withdraw all her repressive measures and draconian laws to begin peaceful negotiations with Pakistan and the true representatives of Kashmir, failing which the Kashmir dispute has potential to plunge the region in the scourges of war any time in near future. Let it be heard loudly that peace, progress and security will not dawn over this region without Kashmir,’ he concluded.