Islamabad, Sep 26: The Chairman Jammu and Kashmir People’s Freedom League, Muhammad Farooq Rehmani has appealed to the member states of the contact Group on Kashmir, to raise the dispute of Kashmir, the restrictions on the basic freedoms of the people and brutalities being committed by army and police on the Kashmiris in their separate speeches, before the current session of the General Assembly.
In his memorandum to the member states of the Organization of the Islamic Countries, he highlighted the importance of Kashmir for peace and stability in the region with reference to tension in Kishtwar, Shopian and other cities and towns of Jammu and Kashmir, and along the LoC that was so volatile during summer.
The regime in Kashmir, he noted, had imposed inhuman curbs on the political, social and even on religious duties of the kashmiri leaders, especially Syed Ali Gilani Chairman of the All Parties Hurriyet Conference, who was not allowed to move outside of the four walls of his house, rather was being prevented from offering Friday prayers. That revengeful treatment was meted out to him persistently for the last one year and exposed false claims of India’s so called democracy and rule of law in the State.
He said that in Kashmir Indian rule, wearing the garb of secularism was tyrannical and hypocritical since the very day of aggression and occupation, and was threatening peace of the entire region. Muhammad Farooq Rehmani reminded the member countries of the OIC Contact Group about India’s pledge in 1990s to settle the dispute, if the Kashmiris presented their demands peacefully. He said that no sooner had the Kashmiris restarted their peaceful political struggle in 2000, than India stepped up her prosecuting and persecuting policy against them and imposed restrictions on their political and religious gatherings to the extent of preventing the APHC leaders from offering their Friday prayers, which ‘is obligatory on Muslims in mosques’. He stated that the trade and travel CBMs had not proved successful in resolving the Kashmir dispute as India thought that the world leadership was preoccupied with the problems of extremism and terrorism and thus she got an opportunity to rule the roost in Kashmir. But, he said that India was living in fancies and Kashmir movement of freedom was more powerful than India’s military strength in Kashmir. “The Only thing is the OIC and UNO should take notice of the inherent dangers to peace; and the world community should intervene in the interest of peace and stability of the region whether India agreed or not,” he remarked.