Islamabad, Feb 16: India continues to eliminate innocent Kashmiris when and where its army found a pretext and chance to as against the boastful claim of the Indian army Lt Gen Dua that they have been successful of eliminating militants in good number over the past ten months. This was stated by the senior resistance leader and Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir People’s Freedom League, Muhammad Farooq Rehmani while citing an example of a girl student Shaista Hamid and another student Danish Farooq at Pulwama, both were shot dead by the army during their indiscriminate firing on cricket playing youth in the area.
He said since India does not think itself answerable before the UN, it’s committing all such heinous crimes against the people of Kashmir. It’s is ruthlessly suppressing the struggle of the people for their birthright— the right of self-determination.” Lamenting the death of two students- one female in her home and the other in the cricket ground, he said they included among many such innocent youngsters, who were not accused of picking a gun for a cause.
Muhammad Farooq Rehmani said that one reason for India’s brutal policy was sluggishness and apathy of the UN Human Rights Council; as a result equally all other international human rights organizations couldn’t do anything in Jammu and Kashmir. Referring to the black laws in vogue in the State, he said the Indian armed forces, paratroopers and police had been armed for long with unbridled powers to shoot to death any Kashmiri sitting in his home or walking or shopping outside. Therefore, the number of civilian dead bodies was always soaring in the troubled region—a grave problem which needed immediate measures by the World Body, he remarked.
Besides, he urged upon India and Pakistan governments to include Kashmir as the most important issue to be discussed during the forthcoming talks. The UN must not shirk its responsibility but react by restraining India from using arms and ammunition against the people and encourage both countries to resolving their differences by peaceful means in line with the principle of the right of self-determination.