“Glowing Tributes paid on Jamal’s 21th anniversary”
Islamabad: Senior Hurriyat leader and Chairman Jammu and Kashmir People’s Freedom League, Muhammad Farooq Rehmani has paid glowing tributes to the great struggle and sacrifice of a renowned kashmiri freedom commander and political leader, Abdul Khaliq Ganai alias Jamal Afghani on his 21 martyrdom anniversary, who he said fought as a political worker for the freedom of Kashmir from 1970s to late 1980s, and joined the armed struggle of freedom and was brutally killed in custody by the Indian forces on 15 of December, 1993.
Muhammad Farooq Rehmani said that the sacrifices of thousands of freedom fighters and political workers proved that no tyranny or gimmickry, including elections would ever compel the people to end their struggle of freedom for their motherland.
India wanted to curb the movement by military and political means and manipulations, but the people had once again proved that elections couldn’t be accepted as substitute for the UN ordained plebiscite in Jammu and Kashmir. He reminded that the UN Secretary General in his latest statement also urged on India to initiate dialogue with Pakistan and further impressed on Pakistan and India to associate the kashmiris with it to resolving the dispute on permanent basis. “Now, the time is ripe for starting the dialogue on tripartite basis on Kashmir,” he stressed.
Muhammad Farooq Rehmani at the same time expressed his views on the tragic episode of East Pakistan, now Bangladesh, on December 16, 1971, saying, “The tragedy of Jammu and Kashmir in 1947, and the division of Pakistan 1971, were undoubtedly great foreign imperialist conspiracies to destabilize the whole of South Asia. “Invasion on any country never brings peace in a region, rather it makes future unsafe and uncertain,” he said. Therefore, it is of paramount importance to analyze the causes of these great and sad historical events to usher an era of lasting peace and stability on peoples’ urges and aspirations and not on war maneuverings,’ he concluded.