Islamabad, 28 Dec, 2011: Chairman Jammu and Kashmir People’s Freedom League Muhammad Farooq Rehmani has expressed optimism over the statement of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chief Imran Khan in which he said that ifvoted into power he will not keep Kashmir on the back-burner and give a new road-map for the resolution of Kashmir issue, saying that back-burner theory was no solution to it. Welcoming the idea of the PTI Chief Imran Khan on the resolution of the dispute,
Muhammad Farooq Rehmani said that the Kashmiris had burned their boats for the sake of freedom and the right of self-determination since,but despite their great,glorious and perilous sacrifices for their promised birth right–the right of self-determination they face unendingly untold miseries and trials and tribulationsfor want of a coherent UN role, vacillating Foreign policy and non-transparent and un-accountable back-door diplomacy, ignoring the real struggle of the Kashmiris. He said that the west-oriented policies had terribly damaged the independence and sovereignty of Muslim states, especially that of Pakistan, its Kashmir case and above all the struggle of the Kashmiris for freedom.
He said that the same West that once stood for the right of self-determination of the Kashmiris and had sponsored numerous resolutions to hold plebiscite in Jammu and Kashmir; now was championing back-door diplomacy, supporting India and bilateralism,giving less importance to human rights violations by India in the State, and India’s security laws,such as: Disturbed Areas Act, Armed Forces Special Powers Act,etc.in vogue since 1990 in Jammu and Kashmir.
Muhammad Farooq Rehmani said that some politicians were attaching primary importance to water dispute between India and Pakistan, ignoring and down-playing the importance of the right of self-determination of the Kashmiris as a nation like other nations.But, water of rivers of Kashmir is only a wish without freedom of Kashmir, he remarked.He said that all the mainstream parties of Pakistan must stand by the basic ethics of Kashmir and its right to self-determination, and Imran Khan in opposition or in power also must keep this benchmark in view to uphold justice, humanity and self-esteem in politics.