Month: July 2014

KASHMIRI DETAINEES SHOULD BE DEALT AS POLITICAL PRISONERS: GILANI

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In occupied Kashmir, the veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani has said that Kashmir is an internationally-recognized political issue and its disputed nature has also been accepted by the United Nations, so all the prisoners related to this dispute are having the status of political prisoners and are entitled to all those facilities which are meant for the detainees of the conflict zones of the world.

According to Media sources, Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar deplored that “Registering criminal cases against these prisoners and announcing punishments for them is an open violation of international law.” 

He demanded the release of all the political prisoners including Masarrat Aalam Butt, Amir Hamzah, Mushtaq-ul-Islam, Abdul Hameed Parray, Dr. Ghulam Mohammad Butt, Abdullah Nasir, Abdul Gani Butt, Assadullah Parray, Javaid Ahmad Falay, Nisar Ahmad Butt, Abdul Majeed Lone, Showkat Hakeem, Manzoor Ahmad Wani, Mehraj-ud-Din Nandah, Molvi Sajad and Mohammad Yaseen Yatoo before Eid-ul-Fitr.

The veteran leader said the cases of 44 detainees including Dr. Muhammad Qasim, Ghulam Qadir Butt, Dr. Mohammad Shafi Sherati, Nazir Ahmad Shakh, Mohammad Amin Dar Banihal, Mohammad Ayoub Dar, Mohammad Amin Wani, Mohammad Ayoub Mir, Sharief-ud-Din Reasi, Mohammad Sayed Butt, and Peer Fayaz should be re-looked on humanitarian grounds and their sentences should be ended. He also demanded release of Tihar jail detainees Dr. Ghulam Mohammad Butt, Tariq Ahmad Dar, Mohammad Rafiq Shah and Javaid Ahmad Fazli and said Kashmiris are subjected to vengeance in this jail and they are mistreated and misbehaved with.

“The prisoners who are related to the Kashmir movement are directly dealt by the secret agencies of Indian Home Ministry and they look at them through the prism of India versus Kashmir and to harass and humiliate Kashmiri is according to them a great service towards the so-called national cause,” he added.

He reiterated appeal for complete boycott of Israeli products and 30 minutes peaceful protest demonstrations after the Eid-ul-Fitr congregational prayers against Israeli terrorism in Palestine.

INDIA URGED TO RELEASE POLITICAL PRISONERS BEFORE EID

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In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Peoples’ Movement (JKPM), a constituent of the All Parties Hurriyet Conference (APHC), has called upon India to release all political prisoners before Eid so that they could celebrate the festival with their families. 

According to Media sources, the APHC leader and senior vice chairman of JKPM, Mir Shahid Saleem in a statement issued in Jammu said it has been known convention of even autocratic rulers throughout the history that not only political detainees but criminals were released on the occasion of Eid and other religious festivals. But the govt of India is breaking all conventions and traditions in this regard. 

He said hundreds of prisoners are languishing in the jails of Kashmir and India on concocted and fake charges. He said India despite using worst kind of oppression and suppression has failed to crush the ongoing freedom struggle in Kashmir, and its under that very policy that they have put hundreds of innocent youth in jails. 

Mir Shahid Saleem also condemned the spree of arrests during the past several weeks across Kashmir.

CIVIL SOCIETY WARNS OF MASSIVE AGITATION AGAINST NEW YATRAS

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In occupied Kashmir, people from different walks of life including lawyers and civil society members staged a protest demonstration at Press Enclave in Srinagar against the India’s plan to launch different yatras in Kashmir round- the-year.

According to Media sources, the protest was organized by Save Kounsar Nag Front, a local civil society organization.

The participants on the occasion saying that India was trying to convert Kashmir into another Palestine warned that stiff resistance would be offered if New Delhi would go ahead with the proposed Kounsar Nag yatra by Hindu pilgrims.

They said that the move to start Kounsar Nag yatra from 29th of this month was an attempt to disrupt ecological balance in Kashmir. “The people of Kashmir would be left with only alternative to come on roads and resist the New Delhi’ move to launch different yatras in Kashmir round the year,” the organization later said in a statement. 

“We don’t have animosity with the people belonging to other religion but we are fighting to safeguard our resources and rights. First it was Amarnath yatra, then Machil yatra and now Kounsar Nag yatra and in coming days we will see other yatras in offing,” a lawyer, Advocate Qazi Irfan said.

He said that stream flowing since centuries is not a religious place and that no historical account proves that Yatra must be executed at the stream. “It is crystal clear that the government of India by organizing fake religious yatra’s is trying to change the Muslim character of the Kashmir. 

Terming it a conspiracy against the tourism of Kashmir valley, the locals stated that there are thousands of river streams in valley and when people will be given free hand to disturb the environs, the situation ahead would be dreadful. They stated further that they will, in the near future, start a massive mass agitation if New Delhi did not stop the proposed Kounser Nag yatra.

LEADERS’ DETENTION ON EVE OF EID EXTREMELY SHAMEFUL: HCJK

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In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyet Conference Jammu Kashmir strongly condemning the authorities for launching crackdown on its leaders, has said that India and puppet regime do not feel ashamed of detaining and putting under house arrest political opponents on the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr.

According to Media sources, an HCJK spokesperson in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “HCJK leaders, Farooq Ahmad Dar, Shabbir Ahmad Dar and Muhammad Yasin Ataai have been lodged in police station Ram Munshi Bagh and have not been released even after three days, which is sheer autocracy.” 
Severely criticizing authorities for keeping another HCJK leader Mushtaqul Islam under continued detention in sub-jail Baramulla, the spokesperson said the authorities had indicted him in false cases.

He also condemned the continued house arrest of the veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, Nayeem Ahmad Khan and Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai.

The spokesman said that by such tactics the authorities would not be able to break the resolve of Hurriyet leaders.

Meanwhile, Chief patron JKLF-R Barrister Abdul Majeed Tramboo condemning the arrest of Farooq Ahmad Dar and other HCJK leaders said, “Some days ago these leaders were holding a peaceful demonstration outside the UN office at Sonawar and the fascist administration called up the large contingent of Police and bundled these leaders and from that day they remain behind bars as their detention has been prolonged.”

NIZAMI TO BE REMEMBERED AS KASHMIRIS’ SINCERE FRIEND: SHAWL

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Professor Nazir Ahmed Shawl, Chairman International Chamber for Peace and Conciliation has expressed deep sorrow and grief on the death of Majid Nizami, Chairman Nawai Waqat Group of Publications.

According to Media sources, Professor Nazir Ahmed Shawl in a statement issued in Islamabad said, “From him we come and unto him we have to return. Majid Nizami will be remembered as a veteran journalist a great Pakistani and a sincere friend of Kashmiris.”

His commitment to Kashmir cause earned him a place in the hearts of the people of Jammu and Kashmir, he said. 

“We salute him for his service to the cause of freedom struggle .May Allah grant him the highest place in Jannah and give the bereaved family great patience to bear this loss,” he prayed.