Islamabad, 12 March, 2011(PR): Muhammad Farooq Rehmani Chairman Jammu and Kashmir People’s Freedom League has urged upon the advocates of Pakistan-India Aman-Ki-Asha—the Jang and Times of India Group for Peace to under score pangs and miseries of the Kashmiris in the campaign for gaining Pakistan-India peace.
He said that Kashmir with its historical significance for peace in the South Asia could not be left at the mercy of nature by mere insisting on Indo-Pakistan trade and travel activity. The dream of peace could not be translated into reality without granting the right of self determination to a nation whose stakes were very high due to the priceless sacrifices of the people, symbolizing a recognized goal under the terms of the UN Charter and the UNCIP resolutions.
He asked the Jang and Times of India Group to speak with equal interest on the brutalities of the Indian regime in Jammu and Kashmir, where the regime was thriving on brutal police sweeps for the last several years. All the devil’s draconian laws like Armed Forces Special Powers Act and Public Safety Act are in vogue to strangulate the people’s voice for freedom, wash hands with blood and indulge in corrupt practices and keep the people away from playing their due role in bridging the gulf of differences between Pakistan and India.
He said that hundreds of Kashmiris: students, laborers, advocates, human rights activists and political workers from different pro-freedom groups were in jails while numberless old aged and youngsters were forced to present themselves daily before the local army and special police camps for humiliation and condemnation.
“What kind of peace edifice will one build, in this contaminated and disgraceful environment,” he asked. He, however, praised Jang-Times of India Group for its sincere efforts, and hoped that the group would hammer out a peace-settlement based on the will of the Kashmiris, and respect and regard for human rights and the right of self determination of the people.<<
Publish Date: 12-03-11 6:32 AM