‘Rehab policy a gimmick’
Muzaffarabad, Nov 26: Kashmiri refugees and former militants on Friday asked India to stop hoodwinking them through what they called “so-called rehabilitation package” and asked it to resolve the basic issue in accordance with the relevant UN resolutions to pave the way for honourable return of displaced Kashmiris to their homes.
“Be it the so called ‘surrender policy’ or the ‘rehabilitation policy’, for us they are nothing more than gimmicks aimed at hoodwinking the Kashmiris who were compelled to flee their homes (in Jammu and Kashmir) in the wake of unrelenting repression by Indian troops’” said the representatives of Kashmiri refugees and former militants at a press conference here.
“The Indian government has authorized its troops in Kashmir to kill the innocent Kashmiris under the cover of draconian laws. Instead of withdrawing these brute powers from the troops, the government is using one after the other contrivance to deviate attention from the basic problem,” they said.
Expressing support to the ongoing non-violent movement in Kashmir, they said: “India should in the first place implement the 5-point formula of Syed Ali Shah Geelani so that the Kashmiris could heave a sigh of relief.”
Condemning the assault on Mirwaiz Umar Farooq they warned that continuation of such acts would aggravate the situation.
Prominent among those who addressed the press conference were Uzair Ghizali, Muhammad Asghar Rasool, Hamid Jamil, Jafar-ul-Islam, Chaudhry Feroz Din, Akhtar Butt, Bilal Ahmed Farooqi, Ali Muhammad Butt and Amjad Khan.
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