Month: November 2013

Sponsored Polls Can’t Change Kashmir’s Disputed Status: APHC

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In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyet Conference has said that the disputed status of Jammu and Kashmir cannot be changed by India- sponsored elections.  
According to media sources, this was stated at a meeting of the APHC executive council at its Rajbagh headquarters in Srinagar with its Chairman Mirwaiz Muhammad Umar Farooq in the chair.  “Taking a stock of the present political situation in the Valley, the participants said serious efforts needed to be undertaken to work towards creating a conducive atmosphere for initiating a meaningful dialogue to resolve the Kashmir issue and thereby securing the future of millions of people living in the region,” said a statement.
“Keeping in view of the constructive thinking of international community regarding the dispute, the members said time has come to get rid of stubbornness and undertake the policy based on reality and resolve the Kashmir issue according to the wishes and aspirations of people either by implementing pending UN resolution or through meaningful result oriented tripartite talks between the stakeholders of the dispute,” it added.  During the meeting, the participants finalized the arrangements for observing human rights week from December 5 to December 10, in connection with international human rights day.
Detailing out the venues of the proposed programme, the APHC spokesman said first seminar would be held in Kupwara on December 5, second on December 6 in Islamabad, on December 8 at Hurriyat headquarters Rajbagh in Srinagar. On December 9 the Hurriyet would conduct photo exhibition and films featuring HR violations in Kashmir, and on December10, the Hurriyet leadership would stage a peaceful sit-in in Srinagar to apprise the world about right violations in Kashmir. The meeting was attended by Prof. Abdul Ghani Butt, Bilal Ghani Lone, Musaddiq Adil, Maulana Abbas Ansari and Mukhtar Ahmad Waza. 

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Sponsored Polls Can’t Change Kashmir’s Disputed Status: APHC

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In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyet Conference has said that the disputed status of Jammu and Kashmir cannot be changed by India- sponsored elections.  
According to media sources, this was stated at a meeting of the APHC executive council at its Rajbagh headquarters in Srinagar with its Chairman Mirwaiz Muhammad Umar Farooq in the chair.  “Taking a stock of the present political situation in the Valley, the participants said serious efforts needed to be undertaken to work towards creating a conducive atmosphere for initiating a meaningful dialogue to resolve the Kashmir issue and thereby securing the future of millions of people living in the region,” said a statement.
“Keeping in view of the constructive thinking of international community regarding the dispute, the members said time has come to get rid of stubbornness and undertake the policy based on reality and resolve the Kashmir issue according to the wishes and aspirations of people either by implementing pending UN resolution or through meaningful result oriented tripartite talks between the stakeholders of the dispute,” it added.  During the meeting, the participants finalized the arrangements for observing human rights week from December 5 to December 10, in connection with international human rights day.
Detailing out the venues of the proposed programme, the APHC spokesman said first seminar would be held in Kupwara on December 5, second on December 6 in Islamabad, on December 8 at Hurriyat headquarters Rajbagh in Srinagar. On December 9 the Hurriyet would conduct photo exhibition and films featuring HR violations in Kashmir, and on December10, the Hurriyet leadership would stage a peaceful sit-in in Srinagar to apprise the world about right violations in Kashmir. The meeting was attended by Prof. Abdul Ghani Butt, Bilal Ghani Lone, Musaddiq Adil, Maulana Abbas Ansari and Mukhtar Ahmad Waza. 

Troops Arrest 5 Indian Muslim Students in IOK

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In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops arrested five Indian students of Maharashtra who reportedly had arrived in Pattan town along with their Kashmiri friends.
According to media sources, the Muslim students from Indian state of Maharashtra were enjoying the scenic beauty at Zangam Pattan along with their Kashmiri friends when they were busted and lodged at Police Station Pattan. Confirming their arrest, Deputy Inspector General of Police, North Kashmir J P Singh told media men that they were in touch with Maharashtra police to ascertain the background of the detained students. Singh further claimed that the troops arrested these youth as they were taking videos and pictures of Zangam Army camp and the even shot a video of moving Army Convoy. 

Troops Arrest 5 Indian Muslim Students in IOK

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In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops arrested five Indian students of Maharashtra who reportedly had arrived in Pattan town along with their Kashmiri friends.
According to media sources, the Muslim students from Indian state of Maharashtra were enjoying the scenic beauty at Zangam Pattan along with their Kashmiri friends when they were busted and lodged at Police Station Pattan. Confirming their arrest, Deputy Inspector General of Police, North Kashmir J P Singh told media men that they were in touch with Maharashtra police to ascertain the background of the detained students. Singh further claimed that the troops arrested these youth as they were taking videos and pictures of Zangam Army camp and the even shot a video of moving Army Convoy. 

Family of Custodial Victim Awaits Justice Since 2009

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In occupied Kashmir, the family of Manzoor Ahmad Beigh who was killed in custody of the Special Operations Group (SOG) is still waiting for justice since May 2009. 
According to media sources, Beigh was arrested by SOG personnel on May 18, 2009 and died in their custody on the same day, triggering massive protests in the area which continued for several days. The survived two sons and a daughter of the victim who have no source of income said that they are still waiting for justice. Locals say the family is facing immense hardships in absence of any source of income while two sons of Beigh often skip their classes and do menial jobs to earn their livelihood. Afshana Manzoor, the elder daughter of Beigh, said she had to give up her education to earn for the family after the death of her father. 

Srinagar Jail Inmates Resume Strike Against Frisking Row

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In occupied Kashmir, less than a week after jail authorities assured investigations into disrespect to a woman by Indian paratroopers during frisking at a gate of Central Jail in Srinagar, the detainees resumed strike to protest the unwarranted action.
According to media sources, the detainees while refusing to meet the visitors said that the Indian Central Reserve Police Force personnel at the gate were harassing women visitors. The detainees threatened to continue the strike till removal of the CRPF personnel deployed at the jail gate. The detainees demanded installation of metal detectors during frisking and women Police cops for frisking. Meanwhile, the chairperson of a local woman rights body, Shamima Firdous in a statement expressing serious concern over the incident said that a team of the body would visit the jail to gather facts.

Srinagar Jail Inmates Resume Strike Against Frisking Row

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In occupied Kashmir, less than a week after jail authorities assured investigations into disrespect to a woman by Indian paratroopers during frisking at a gate of Central Jail in Srinagar, the detainees resumed strike to protest the unwarranted action.
According to media sources, the detainees while refusing to meet the visitors said that the Indian Central Reserve Police Force personnel at the gate were harassing women visitors. The detainees threatened to continue the strike till removal of the CRPF personnel deployed at the jail gate. The detainees demanded installation of metal detectors during frisking and women Police cops for frisking. Meanwhile, the chairperson of a local woman rights body, Shamima Firdous in a statement expressing serious concern over the incident said that a team of the body would visit the jail to gather facts.