Prof Khan seeks world community to intercede on Kashmir
Srinagar: Arresting and stopping Mirwaiz Muhammad Umer Farooq from participating in funeral prayers of his uncle can only be termed as fascism, said Muhammad Yasin Malik in a statement on Monday.
Meanwhile, JKLF’s head of Diplomatic Bureau, Prof Zafar Khan, has written a letter to international community in which khan sought the world community to intercede on the Kashmir issue and work actively for a peaceful resolution of Kashmir conflict.
Malik, in the statement, accused that Mehbooba Mufti’s regime had “lost every moral and human value”. Malik was addressing a condolence meeting held for deceased Tariq Ahmad Buch at Lal Bazar today. Buch was the uncle of Mirwaiz Muhammad Umer Farooq and a cousin of physician Dr. Shakil Mujahid, who lives in Saudi Arabia. Expressing his heartfelt grief and sorrow over the Buch’s demise, JKLF chairman said that PDP regime was stooped low by arresting and stopping Mirwaiz Muhammad Umer Farooq from participating in funeral prayers of his uncle. “This is fascism in practice and Mehbooba regime by has actually touched new low,” malik said.
The JKLF chairman, along with Noor Muhammad Kalwal, Zahoor Ahmad Butt, and Ghulam Muhammad Dar, visited Hyderpora where they expressed condolences to Ali Muhammad Lone (father of Shaheed Mushtaq Ahmad Lone) on the demise of his sister. JKLF has paid rich tributes to militants who “embraced martyrdom at Tral” recently.
JKLF has asked the world community to intercede on the Kashmir issue and work actively for a peaceful resolution of Kashmir conflict. In a letter addressed to respective governments through their diplomatic missions in London, JKLF’s head of Diplomatic Bureau Prof Zafar Khan, urged the governments of these states to engage constructively with India, Pakistan, and the pro freedom leadership in Kashmir, for a peaceful resolution of the conflict over Kashmir’s future status.
In his letter Khan said that Kashmir issue was quite erroneously perceived by vested interests, as a territorial dispute between India and Pakistan. “Jammu Kashmir’s future is fundamentally linked with the unfettered right to self-determination of 20 million people across both sides of the cease-fire line (or the Line of Control-LoC) that forcibly divides the region, and its people between India and Pakistan” Khan said.
The letter called upon the UN member states to exert, and assert their powerful voice for a just resolution of the conflict, based on the legitimate and internationally recognized rights of the Kashmiris and exhorted these countries to engage within the international fora, such as the United Nations General assembly, the United Nations Human Rights Council-UNHRC, with India and Pakistan as well as multilateral organizations, for the noble objective of a peaceful and equitable solution of the issue.
The JKLF in its letter included one such example of India’s recognition on the status of Kashmir and, the rights of its people, when on 1st January 1948 at the UNSC… India’s representative declared: “that the question of Kashmir’s future status vis-a vis its neighbors’ and the world at large, and the question on whether Kashmir should withdraw from her accession to India, and either accede to Pakistan or remain independent with a right to claim admission as a member of the United Nations, all this we have recognized to be a matter for unfettered decision by the people of Kashmir after normal life is restored to them” UNSC document -Agenda 227.
The JKLF reminded these governments that successive Indian leaders, have reneged on their country’s solemn pledges on Kashmir. The current government in Delhi refuses even to recognize that a popular struggle for justice, democracy and freedom exists in Jammu Kashmir. Modi government, stated the letter, has spared no effort to malign a peaceful and popular political struggle for freedom. The letter added that in reality, Kashmiris on both sides of the ceasefire line seek a peaceful solution and wish to see their country become a bridge of peace between India and Pakistan rather than remain a perpetual bone of contention. Kashmiris however, do not have partners in their quest for a negotiated solution on the status of their country.