Senior leader of All Parties Hurriyat Conference Azad Jammu and Kashmir (APHC-AJK) chapter, Muhammad Farooq Rehmani, has paid a rich tribute to noted Kashmiri Hurriyat activist, Ghulam Muhammad Bulla, on the eve of his 48th martyrdom anniversary.
Ghulam Muhammad Bulla of Sopore area of Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir was tortured to death in Central Jail Srinagar on the night of 15 February, 1975. He was buried by the Indian police in Sopore without informing anybody to hide the crime they had committed behind the fortified walls of the Srinagar prison.
Muhammad Farooq Rehmani in a statement issued in Islamabad, today, said Ghulam Muhammad Bulla’s only “sin” was that he had participated in a strong anti-Indra-Abdullah Accord, which rejected the Kashmir freedom movement and plebiscite for Jammu and Kashmir by again bringing to power Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah after remaining in jail for over a decade.
He said, the Accord of 1975 further paved way for eroding important political and constitutional guarantees to IIOJK, as promised in 1947. He maintained that the Accord shook the entire IIOJK and people came out of their homes from every part of the occupied territory to protest against it and the murder of Ghulam Muhammad Bulla added fuel to fire, making the Indian establishment nervous everywhere. “Today, when we remember those times of brutalities and martyrdom of a young patriot of Kashmir, the people get more excited and inspired never to surrender their tights before the modern racist Hindu State, but to make a pledge to take the mission of our martyrs to its logical end,” he said.
Farooq Rehmani referred to the latest racist upheaval in Delhi that wants to transform the Muslim majority IIOJK into a Hindu majority to impose and implement the RSS colonial settler policy in Kashmir. —KMS
He said that the present unlawful and ruthless campaign against the properties of people — land and houses or other structures for that matter by the BJP led establishment in the name of clearing encroachments was actually to make the Muslim majority homeless and then declare them outsiders or usurpers. The BJP government, he said would like to rouse Hindu emotions under this cover to win the coming elections in India. So-called encroachment drive is the 2nd phase of BJP for demographic changes in Kashmir, he added.
Farooq Rehmani said the APHC has given a call of shutdown, tomorrow, to support the demand of the people for safeguarding their fundamental property rights against the Hindutva created mayhem and conspiracy in Kashmir.
At the same time Pakistan should inform the UN about the developments in IIOJK and Indian Hindutva regime must be prevented from depriving the Kashmiri Muslims of their historical status and fundamental rights including the right to property and right to be bona-fide citizens of Jammu and Kashmir, he added.—KMS