Rehmani explains Kashmiris’ anger on Manmohan’s Kashmir visit

Srinagar, June 24, 2013 (PPI-OT): The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir People’s Freedom League, Muhammad Farooq Rehmani, has hailed Amnesty International’s call on India to reopen the question of Kashmiri teenager Tufail Ahmad Mattoo’s killing episode by police on June 11, 2010.

Muhammad Farooq Rehmani in a statement said that an impartial enquiry if held would open many knots, throw light on every secret cold-blooded murder and teach some lesson to the authorities at the helm of affairs in Kashmir.

He paid glowing tributes to all those martyrs who were targeted and brutally slain or gunned down by the Indian troops, paratroopers, or SPOs during people’s peaceful uprisings in 2008, 2009, and 2010.

Muhammad Farooq Rehmani referred to the peaceful agitation of unmarked graves in 2008, land grabbing in the name of Amarnath cave, mass rage against the Shopian double-rape- murder of one woman and a girl in 2009, and valley wide protests against ceaseless curfews, killings, and savagery of occupation forces and police, and trade embargo on Kashmir by Jammu and Delhi Hindu fanatics in 2010 said that all those people who were killed in those tumultuous years were innocent.

“They had nothing to do with violence; their relatives had prayed for justice, but no impartial judicial investigation was made ever against their killers,” he added. “Instead it is a routine rhetoric and false claim by the regime that all is well in the occupied state,” he said, adding that the grievances of the traumatized families have never been redressed and justice has never reached their door-steps.

On the contrary inhuman laws are in vogue to give protection to the tyrants in the Police, as India is not ready to repeal the infamous law of J and K Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA). He said, “International Human rights organizations have time and again censured India and her top brass for trampling down the honour and the rights of the Kashmiris for impeding justice, peace and rule of law in Kashmir, but still India keeps her eyes shut and is as deaf as a post.”

Muhammad Farooq Rehmani said that India’s failure to acknowledge travails of her forcible occupation of Kashmir were evident in her colonial treatment of the people; and the Army chief General Bikram Singh’s few months back remarks that the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) should neither be diluted nor withdrawn, was a clear proof of her future designs against the people. Does rape of the Kashmiri women/girls fall in the line of their duty, he asked.

“These intents don’t auger well for the peace, prosperity and stability of the region,” he warned. Referring to the Indian Prime minister Dr. Manmohan Singh’s visit to Srinagar he said that, “ these high profile visits during the last 67 years couldn’t change realities in Kashmir, how could that now, especially when the new generation of the youth is not ready to recognize India’s national anthem as their own. They consider it as the most sensitive question of their identity, and liberation.”

India shouldn’t insist on her own version of the security policy in Jammu and Kashmir, it rather begin a new approach to resolve the dispute.

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