Islamabad, July 02, 2014 (PPI-OT): The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Freedom League (JKPFL), Muhammad Farooq Rehmani has said India is governing the territory by state terrorism – a permanent feature which has blocked the way towards a peaceful resolution of the Kashmir dispute for so long in the post-colonial period of India.
Muhammad Farooq Rehmani in a statement issued in Islamabad said that for the last 67 years India had not only been trampling the basic rights and civil liberties and the right to self-determination of the Kashmiri people, but was also violating the fundamental feature of its own constitution, resulting in police and army atrocities on the Kashmiris.
He said that the draconian laws in vogue in occupied Kashmir for so long didn’t allow the people to live an honourable life; hundreds of youth were in prisons for demanding freedom as envisaged in the United Nations resolutions and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and killings and siege and search operations in every part of the territory continued with impunity.
“Indeed it was a repressive rule under the façade of democracy. Unreported raids on homes of the citizens, killings, humiliation and molestation were taking place and no regime whosoever wanted to treat Kashmiris as human beings and there was not even any consideration of the fasting month of Ramazan,” he added.
Besides, the JKPFL Chairman said, the Indian government was ready to go ahead with its intriguing project of creating separate colonies in Kashmir for the displaced Kashmiri Pandits, who had been living in Jammu or in Indian cities for the last two decades. The ulterior motive behind it was to change the demography of Jammu and Kashmir in line with the resettlement policy against the Muslim majority of Kashmir, he stated.
He said that since the Pandit resettlement plan of India was unjust and unnatural, carving out a state within a state on communal lines, therefore all the sections of the society and the All Parties Hurriyet Conference should chalk out a strategy to meet this challenge. Kashmiri Pandits, who fled from Kashmir in 1990 at the behest of the then extremist Governor, have the right to return to their homes in Kashmir but not to create their separate colonies, he said.
“The Indian conspiracy has greater ramifications and will certainly trigger a dangerous conflict in Kashmir,” he said and urged the world to acknowledge the concern of the Kashmiris and prevent India from perpetuating terror and changing the Muslim majority character of the territory. “The Kashmiri Muslims who were forced out of their homes in 1990s and live as IDPs in AJK/Pakistan have equally the right to return honourably to their homes without humiliating conditions,” he added.
Muhammad Farooq Rehmani also expressed profound grief over the sad demise of the wife of Syed Salahuddin, the Chairman of United Jihad Council. In a condolence meet with him, he paid tribute to the departed soul, whose patience along with her children in very odd times of her life in Kashmir was admirable. He prayed to Allah Almighty to rest the departed soul in eternal peace and grant patience to the bereaved family members.
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