Senior APHC-AJK leader Muhammad Farooq Rehmani has said that since Jammu and Kashmir has become history’s tragic state with its numerous shocking incidents while raising a civilized voice for political freedom, it is out of question to surrender its cause, character and historical identity.
According to Kashmir Media Service, Muhammad Farooq Rehmani in a statement issued I n Islamabad said, “It is only 13 million people of Jammu and Kashmir, who have right to decide their future and they cannot allow anyone to change the character of the territory, anywhere in any manner.”
He said the OIC and other civilized states believing in dignity of nations, states and their fundamental rights should extend and reiterate their full-fledged support to Kashmiris’ struggle on 5 August 2022.
He paid rich tributes to all those Kashmiris from one end of Jammu and Kashmir to another, who offered and are continuously offering sacrifices for the noble cause of freedom. Simultaneously, he drew attention of the world to the Surankot- Poonch massacre of 1998, when on the fateful intervening night of August 3 and 4, 1998, 19 persons–16 males and 13 females were killed at the house of Hassan Muhammad Sheikh at Sailan village Surankote.
An inquiry conducted by IIOJK’s Human Right Commission in October ruled out the involvement of any militants, indicating that it was carried out by the Indian army.
Muhammad Farooq Rehmani warned that the days of sluggishness and wishful thinking were over, those nations which safeguard their narrow self-interests, will not be forgiven by the laws of nature. Therefore, every State and institution must stand by the cause of freedom for Jammu and Kashmir and urge upon the UN to implement the international resolutions to give freedom and the right of self-determination to the inhabitants of the State as it existed on the day of partition of India in 1947.—INP