Muhammad Farooq Rehmani, Convener All Parties Hurriyat Conference-AJK chapter, has expressed grave concern over registration of criminal charges of terrorism and treason against Kashmiri women leaders Aasiya Andrabi, Fahmeeda Sufi, Nahida Nasreeen and 8 other people by the Modi regime.
He said life of IIOJK detainees languishing in Tihar jail is under threat. Muhammad Farooq Rehmani in a statement issued in Islamabad said, these leaders had been arrested some years back on false charges and fake accusations for having raised voice against intimidation and criminal harassment of mothers and sisters of forced disappeared people under the draconian laws.
He warned that if the detained women and other top leaders were not released from Tihar or other Indian jails or shifted to their home stations, there would be strong agitation in the territory. He feared that India’s record of behaving the Kashmiri leaders and political workers was never just and fair.
Muhammad Farooq Rehmani said that under the given environment when India was fomenting Hindu Muslim trouble by engineering communal killings in Kashmir, the UN and its human rights institutions should monitor the situation of Jammu and Kashmir and prevent Indian agencies from detaining people or threatening their life and honour on concocted tales of violence and terrorism.
“All such leaders and political workers in jails or torture centers should be given right to defence and fair trial.
He made it clear that the people of Jammu and Kashmir wanted the right to self determination as recognised under numerous UN resolutions and supported by both India and Pakistan. —INP