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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…

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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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Muhammad-Farooq-Rehmani

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…

Farooq Rehmani Paid tribute to Renowned Shaheed leader – Nazir Ahmad Shah on his 18th anniversary

June 15, 2012 Leave a comment
Quran Khawani in memory of Shaheeed Nazir Ahmad Shah at Srinagar by PFL

June 15 2012: Quran Khawani in memory of Shaheeed Nazir Ahmad Shah at Srinagar by PFL.

Islamabad, 15 Jun, 2012: Muhammad Farooq Rehmani Chairman Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Freedom League has paid glowing tributes to Nazir Ahmad Shah a leading freedom fighter and Commander J&K Jihad Force who championed the cause of freedom from his student life in 1970s to 15 June 1994, when he was arrested by special task force of Police(STF) only to be murdered brutally in custody the same day. He was a very popular young freedom fighter and political leader, who had challenged Sheikh Abdullah in a Public gathering in Bandipora in 1975 by asking questions on the internal autonomy, when the latter was leading a valley wide campaign of accord with the then Indian Prime minister Indra Gandhi.

Muhammad Farooq Rehmani said that his contribution to Kashmir Kashmir cause is un-forgettable. He further said that the martyred leader remained dedicated to his mission till the day of his martyrdom. Muhammad Farooq Rehmani said the mission of Kashmir’s freedom will continue till its logical end.

" Nazir Ahmad Shah a leading freedom fighter and Commander J&K Jihad Force who championed the cause of freedom from his student life in 1970s to 15 June 1994, when he was arrested by special task force of Police(STF) only to be murdered brutally in custody the same day. He was a very popular young freedom fighter and political leader, who had challenged Sheikh Abdullah in a Public gathering in Bandipora in 1975 by asking questions on the internal autonomy, when the latter was leading a valley wide campaign of accord with the then Indian Prime minister Indra Gandhi."

Nazir Ahmad Shah a leading freedom fighter and Commander J&K Jihad Force who championed the cause of freedom from his student life in 1970s to 15 June 1994, when he was arrested by special task force of Police(STF) only to be murdered brutally in custody the same day. He was a very popular young freedom fighter and political leader, who had challenged Sheikh Abdullah in a Public gathering in Bandipora in 1975 by asking questions on the internal autonomy, when the latter was leading a valley wide campaign of accord with the then Indian Prime minister Indra Gandhi.

Today on the occasion of the 18th anniversary of Shaheed Nazir Ahmad Shah, people offered Fateh at his grave in Bandipora. J&K People’s Freedom League at its office in Srinagar held a special meeting to commemorate martyrdom anniversary of Nazir Ahmad Shah, throwing light on his political life and sacrifices for the cause of Kashmir.

Unilateral flexibility on Kashmir dangerous─Great Game from Kashmir to Makran:Rehmani

May 14, 2012 Leave a comment

Islamabad| May 14, 2012: Chairman Jammu and Kashmir People’s Freedom League has termed any unilateral shift or flexibility on the right of self-determination disastrous for the cause of the Kashmiris, urging upon the signatories of the UN resolutions on Kashmir and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to equally mount pressure on India for honoring her commitments with the Kashmiris. He said, “the Kashmiris have been groaning under the army-backed, absolutely, harsh, inhuman, and tyrannical laws for the last 22 years, and no soft approach by Pakistan or Kashmir guides India towards reason and morality. Several times Pakistan made overtures of peace towards India, and some Kashmiri/Pakistani diplomats offered proposals to resolve the Kashmir dispute, but India believes in stubbornness and coercion; not even ready to grant basic freedoms and rights to the people of Kashmir.” Read more…

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Parliament Elections in Kashmir

January 12, 2010 Leave a comment

Referendum is peace, election in Kashmir is tension

Muhammad Farooq Rehmani

As learnt by experience, it is the considered opinion of the Kashmiris that election whether for the local assembly or the Indian Parliament is never a solution to the Kashmir dispute. As per the track record the law making bodies of Jammu and Kashmir and India never did address the root cause of tension in the disputed region. The track-II diplomacy also failed to change the intransigent stance of India on Kashmir. Therefore we believe that the so called electoral process by India and Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) cannot be free, fair and impartial for a variety of reasons:-

Election for Lok Sabha in Jammu and Kashmir is a mere drama that has nothing to do with democracy, rule of law or autonomy. India wants to show to the world that the Kashmiris are with the Union. Candidates for Lok Sabah have to swear an oath of loyalty to the constitution of India. Thereafter, one cannot question the so called accession of Kashmir with India. The Indian occupied part of Kashmir is occupied by over 600, 0000 Indian troops and paramilitaries. They rule the roost and have been committing heinous human rights abuses against Kashmiris for the last 2 decades. The J&K Disturbed Areas Act, Armed Forces Special Powers Act, Public Safety Act etc in the shape of sharp weapons in the hands of military and police authorities suppress the genuine voice of the people of Kashmir. Army and police easily take recourse to harsh measures such as curfew and crackdowns to force the civil society to take part in elections. A false and fake vote turn out is publicized after strangulating the free press opinion. Indian and state governments have been managing a sham and rigged polling since 1951. Even nomination of members for the interim parliament of 1949 and first, second and third parliaments of India from Kashmir did not match the international standard.

The first election to the Lok Sabha from Kashmir in 1967 was also rigged.In every election of the Lok Sabha Indian guns forced Kashmiri voters to ballot boxes and were marked by rigging and military and police intervention, that was admitted and reported by world news papers like, The Times, Washington Post, Statesman etc.

Hence, such exercise again would be an abuse of the political process and surely constitute a grave violation of human rights. Therefore, as Kashmiris we would like to stress upon UN intervention, conflict resolution by withdrawal of draconian laws and Indian troops, to give the inhabitants of the Kashmir an opportunity to participate in a peaceful manner of resolution through referendum, rather than sham and farce elections. We also want to convey to the world community that the Lok Sabha elections in Kashmir under Indian guns would not mean a resolution of Kashmir and cannot bring durable peace in this populous part of the region. War against terror should not mean war against justice in Kashmir and the rights of Kashmiris. Indeed, the inalienable rights of Kashmiris were recognized by the world body as early as 1948. Kashmiris stand for ideal peace and support the United Nations charter and manifesto to that end.