Escalation of state-terrorism proves failure of Track-ii on Kashmir: Farooq Rehmani
Islamabad, 22 July: The Chairman Jammu and Kashmir People’s Freedom League Muhammad Farooq Rehmani has expressed concern and condemnation of the high magnitude of the state-vide state-terrorism in the aftermath of Gool, Ramban killings and sacrilegious acts by India’s paratroopers, saying that the fresh developments speak a lot on the failure of peace and normalization efforts by India, Pakistan and other pacifists of the diplomatic world, encouraging India to take harsher measures in the name of so called public order and security against the helpless and peaceful protesters from Kargil to Chenab valley of Jammu and Kashmir.
He said that tyrannical steps against peaceful Kashmiris on the Chenab-valley episode showed that India was not interested in peaceful demand or behaviour by the people; India’ jiggery-pokery could force people from all the regions of the State to revitalize other means of struggle for their fundamental rights and civil liberties including their birth right—the right to self-determination. He regretted the approach of the world community and leaders of the South Asia towards the dispute of Kashmir, saying that the more they ignored it in their parleys and agenda, the more India tried to suppress the Kashmir brutally and mercilessly; and the more Kashmiris began respecting non-violent means as against armed struggle, the more India became rigid and adopted jingoism and aggressiveness towards them.
Muhammad Farooq Rehmani said that Pakistan also gave India ample opportunities of peace and diplomacy to resolve Kashmir, but in vain. He appealed to the international bodies like UNO, OIC, and NAM to revisit their policy on Kashmir dispute and revive their interest in its resolution, as Kashmir was not an economic or trade or water issue between Pakistan and India, which could be settled by economic or cricket diplomacy; it related to the political destiny of a nation, that couldn’t be solved by the two countries by business relations. “Had it been so,’ he stressed, “it would have been settled long before in the history.” However, he said that the people of Kashmir were not against honest, serious and time-bound efforts between India and Pakistan to resolve the issue, keeping in view the urges and aspirations of the Kashmiris.