PRESS RELEASE: 14-07-2011 The Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association Srinagar rejects the view point of the Kashmir committee members including its Chief Mr. Ram Jeth Malani on Kashmir issues as
The Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association Srinagar rejects the view point of the Kashmir committee members including its Chief Mr. Ram Jeth Malani on Kashmir issues as an antithesis of the genesis of the Kashmir issue. The statement of the Kashmir committee that Kashmir issue an issue of democracy and not of plebiscite is far from reality and negation of the political history of the Kashmir dispute. The Kashmir is an international issue which involves the determination of the political and future status of the state of Jammu and Kashmir on the basis of universally recognized and acknowledged principal of peoples right to self determination. The Kashmir is a live agenda in the united nations organizations interms of the resolutions including the historical resolution of 13th August 1948 and 5th January 1949 which envisage free, fair and impartial plebiscite for determination of the J&K State and to which both India and Pakistan have agreed in unequivocal terms and witnessed by all the members of the United Nations. The bilateral agreements between india and Pakistan and Indian commitments at International level as well as with the people of J&K since 1947 are historical pronouncements to the effect that Kashmir is an issue which involves the dispensation of the future status of state of Jammu and Kashmir in accordance with the wishes and aspirations of people of J&K. Mr. Ram Jet Malani and his associates subscribe to a political thought which is based on false nationalistic patriotic feelings bereft of truth and historical realities. The assessment of Mr. Ram Jet Malani that 60% of the people of Jammu and Kashmir subscribe to accession to India is an erroneous and vicious thinking
condemns the Govt. action of push back of the noted Human Rights Activist and columnist Goutam Navlakha at Srinagar Airport on his way from Delhi to Shopian where Mr. Goutam Navlakha was to attend the 3rd Death Anniversary of Asiya and Nelofar. The govt. on the one hand talks of zero tolerance of human rights abuses and at the same time the human rights activists are not allowed to visit the victims of human rights abuses which depicts the gravity and intensity of the human rights violations and state repression in the State of Jammu and Kashmir. The Bar Association applauses the courage and enduring efforts of Mr. Goutam Navlakha in highlighting the human rights abuses perpetuated by the state forces in Jammu and Kashmir in their drive of state repression. The Bar Association appeals the international community to take note of the serious event and call upon the Govt. of India to desist from cover-up of the human rights abuses and allow the human rights activists to visit free of any restriction the centre of human rights abuses i.e., the State of Jammu and Kashmir.