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Life imprisonment India’s new strategy in IHK: Rehmani

December 4, 2012 Leave a comment

Islamabad, December 04 (KMS): The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Freedom League, Muhammad Farooq Rehmani while denouncing the awarding of life imprisonment to two Kashmiri youth by a TADA court in Jammu reiterated the Kashmiris’ resolve to continue the freedom struggle against all odds. Read more…

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Military operations can’t break Kashmiris’ resolve: Rehmani

October 22, 2012 Leave a comment

Islamabad, October 22 (KMS): The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir People’s Freedom League (JKPFL), Muhammad Farooq Rehmani has strongly condemned the killing of two Kashmiri youth and burning of houses in a military operation in Sopore on Saturday. Read more…

India should hold plebiscite in Kashmir-Farooq Rehmani

October 19, 2012 Leave a comment

Islamabad(PR) 19, Oct, 2012:The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir People’s Freedom League has urged on the United Nations to refocus on the resolution of Kashmir and the grim political and economic picture of the turbulent region, which has the potential to jeopardize regional peace any time despite India’s intrigues to shift it into background. Read more…

UN Human Rights delegation be deputed to Kashmir-Muhammad Farooq Rehmani

September 11, 2012 Leave a comment

Press Release: September 11 2012
Islamabad: The Chairman Jammu and Kashmir People’s Freedom League, Muhammad Farooq Rehmani has called upon the UN to depute a high level delegation of human rights experts comprising Head of the UNHRC, and Chief Rapporteur on enforced or involuntary disappearances, custodial or extra-judicial killings and other rights violations to Jammu and Kashmir to address the sensitivity of unmarked graves, detentions, and restrictions on fundamental rights of the people. He said the step would be important from two counts: India could be prevented from inflicting brutalities on the people, and would be accountable for its unbridled terrorism, which would bring public respect to the world forum. Read more…

Foreign Ministers of Pakistan and India should underscore Kashmir-Farooq Rehmani

September 7, 2012 Leave a comment

Islamabad, 07 September, 2012. The Chairman Jammu and Kashmir People’s Freedom League, Muhammad Farooq Rehmani, has urged Pakistan and India to take stock of the unrest in Kashmir caused by draconian laws, tyranny, and threats to the demographic and cultural character of the State. He said India had deprived the people of their basic human rights and democratic rights, in order to crush the 65 year old demand for plebiscite under the united nation’s auspices. The plebiscite as promised by then leadership of India and recognized by the UNCIP in 1949, was delayed and sabotaged by India herself; jeopardizing peace in the region and forcing the inhabitants of Kashmir to articulate their grievances against it. The regime resorted to brute force and suppression of civil liberties. Since then there was anger and turmoil in the peaceful society, and Indian army and police were fomenting the trouble by their continued presence and repressive measures. The plight of the population was unendurable politically and morally. Read more…

PFL seeks intervention of HR groups

August 25, 2012 Leave a comment

Srinagar 24 Aug 2012: Jammu and Kashmir Peoples’ Freedom League secretary general Muhammad Rafiq Ganai has strongly condemned house arrest of pro-freedom leaders on Eid-ul-Fitr.
Addressing a Friday prayer meeting at Jamia Masjid Rawalpora here, Ganai said “preventing the pro-freedom leaders from offering Eid prayers was the interference in the religious affairs of people.”
Meanwhile, another League senior leader Haji Ghulam Ahmad Parray also addressed a Friday prayer meeting at Jamia Masjid Mirpora, Pahalgam, in south Kashmir.
Expressing serious concern over the alleged human rights violations, the League leader appealed to the international human rights organizations to exert pressure on New Delhi to put an immediate halt to these ‘violations’.-GK

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Kashmir Tragedy and Responsibilities

August 3, 2012 Leave a comment

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Kashmir Tragedy and Responsibilities

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BY MUHAMMAD FAROOQ REHMANI

 Eyes are tearful, and forlorn
 Kashmir’s plight knows Allah
 Kashmir made a riddle, not to solve
 As, they like bullet and blood
 Who has to gain out of blood?
 Greedy and inhuman of the world
 When Kashmiris will rise, speak
 Make their line of destiny?
 Mothers look for disappeared sons,
 And wolves are hunting youths
 The clock is ticking,
 Killers are trembling
 Oppressed will unite one day,
 And pinpoint masked killers
 The sword may not speak,
 But blood will thunder, and curse the killer

Jammu and Kashmir is not a dispute of land, or water; as is evident from the political struggle of its inhabitants since 1931, and numerous resolutions adopted by the UN on holding of plebiscite here. It is a political and humanitarian question, with its bedrock being the right of self-determination. Regional powers may look concerned about their interests, but the Kashmiris are serious about their destiny as a nation of 13 million inhabitants. When greed for grabbing other nation’s territories and lands surfaces high, small nations are treated as sale commodities; as a result flames of rage and revenge spring up, political rights are subdued and suppressed, and moral values are ignored; and disputes become insoluble between the states. Now a days Kashmir is not a paradise; it’s a slaughter-house since 1990, when the occupying power unleashed its killing machine; and changed the beautiful region into a graveyard for its inhabitants. India gave unbridled and brute powers to its army and police till the innocent people were deprived of their basic human rights. The inhabitants in general and the families of the sympathizers and activists of the political movement in particular, were subjected to loot, arson, molestation, criminal assault, murder and rape by Indian forces and police, during the past 22 years of military operations in the State.
Keeping this in view, the Kashmiris constantly urge the UNO to investigate into the crimes that were committed by Indian army and paratroopers, and continue even today against the innocent people of Kashmir to stifle their voice for freedom and the right of self-determination. Crimes against humanity by India in Kashmir fall under numerous categories and have been perpetrated on men, women and children almost in every village, town, and city of Jammu and Kashmir. It’s also evident from numberless graves and graveyards both marked and unmarked all over the State. India was never questioned, nor brought before the International Court of Justice for her trail of crimes against humanity in Kashmir during the last 22 years. As a result we find every morning being added fresh stories of travail to our sordid and distorted history of life and death. Fathers dumb with grief and mothers crying can’t stop tears from flowing for arrested, brutalized, or forcibly disappeared sons, or near and dear ones. The United Nations Organization should act now against crime perpetrators of the innocent Kashmiris, like Srebrenica and other such regions to encourage and ensure true reconciliation and conflict resolution across this region. Read more…