Kashmiris to accept only right to self-determination: Rehmani
07 September, 2012
SRINAGAR: The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir People Freedom League (JKPFL), Muhammad Farooq Rehmani has said that nothing can be a substitute to right to self-determination, without which no Pak-India agreement can guarantee peace and reconciliation in occupied Kashmir.
Muhammad Farooq Rehmani, addressing a meeting of his party activists from Islamabad via telephone, pointed out that whatever Pakistan and India were doing for trade and travel, had not brought peace, prosperity and security to the inhabitants of occupied Kashmir, who were groaning under tyranny and human rights abuses for decades.
He said that there was no democracy, no civilised rule of law and no human rights; and now teenagers were being tried under very harsh laws, and detained under the black law, Public Safety Act (PSA), he observed.
He said peace and security couldn't be a prerogative of capitalists and rulers only; it was equally the right of a common citizen and a political worker. He hailed devotion and enthusiasm of youths for freedom and paid tribute to martyrs of Kashmir.
General Secretary, Muhammad Rafiq Ganai apprised the meeting of the current political, economic, social and cultural conditions of the territory. It was pointed out that a deep-rooted conspiracy had been hatched to alter the demographic structure of the occupied territory and in this regard unprecedented yatra-influx from northern India aimed at harassing the Muslim inhabitants was quoted, which had nothing to do with the religious rituals of the minority community.
Expressing grave concern over these developments, it was pointed out that the age-old communal harmony was under threat, and all the religious communities of the territory should counter the conspiracies of outsiders by their unity and solidarity.
Muhammad Altaf Khan, Imtiyaz Ahmad Shah, Haji Ghulam Ahmad, Arshad Aziz and other members attended the session of the party.