Kashmiri American Council
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- Created on Friday, 30 March 2012 12:35
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- Published on Friday, 30 March 2012 18:35
The Kashmiri American Council (KAC) Board of Directors today expresses its satisfaction at the conclusion of the proceedings against Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai. The Board appreciates the process followed by the Government in bringing the matter to conclusion, and expresses its faith in the judicial system. They specifically appreciated the Government’s voluntary withdrawal of FARA charges attempting to brand Dr. Fai, and by default the KAC, an agent of a foreign government.
The KAC is, was and always has been an independently organized and Kashmir focused organization.
The Board reaffirms its unflinching dedication and commitment to the cause of the freedom for Kashmir, and pledges to continue its work unabated. It confirms its faith in the principles set forth in repeated United Nations unimplemented resolutions granting Kashmiris their right to self-determination. The KAC seeks a peaceful resolution of the Kashmir issue, in accordance with the wishes and aspirations of the Kashmiri people.
The Board further expresses its concern at the continued human rights violations in Kashmir, including the recent discovery of over 2700 mass graves. The United Nations Special Rapporteur’s report on Involuntary Disappearances to its Human Rights Council in Geneva in 2011 was yet another confirmation of the massive scale human rights violations ongoing in Kashmir. The UN has recognized the gravity of the human rights crisis by dispatching Mr. Christof Heyns, Special Rapporteur on Extra-Judicial and Arbitrary Executions to Kashmir, March 26, 2012.
The Board takes the opportunity to remind the world community that Dr. Fai’s existence as a Kashmiri leader was a result of the people’s revolution in Kashmir, and not the other way around. The KAC shall not be maligned by Dr. Fai’s plea and sentence, and will continue its work for Kashmir.
The Board appreciates the support extended by the KAC’s friends and well-wishers during these times.