Month: December 2014

Greater Unity among Hurriyet Ranks Urged

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Jamiat-e-Ahlehadith has reiterated its call for greater unity among Hurriyet ranks and files and has demanded a permanent solution to the Kashmir dispute through meaningful dialogue.
According to Media sources, Jamait’s General Secretary Dr Abdul Lateef Alkindi in a media interview in Srinagar while replying to a question said that all pro-freedom parties should shun their differences and agree upon one point agenda of freedom from Indian bondage. “Our organization is apolitical. It is imperative for all parties concerned to put aside their differences and be on common platform to find an amicable solution to the decades-old dispute,” he added. He demanded the establishment of Trans-word Muslim University (TMU) and appealed general public to donate for establishment of the university.

IOK To Be Directly Ruled By India: Gilani-Led Forum

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The forum patronized by the veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani while terming the pro-Indian political parties as unprincipled, power hungry and selfish, has said that no matter who comes to power the territory would be ruled directly by the Indian home minister.
According to Media sources, the forum in a statement issued in Srinagar said that their first and last goal of these parties was to achieve the power and for this, they can go to any extent. The statement said that during the campaigning of recently held election drama, these parties were although talking high in favour of Kashmir and its people, but during the so-called government formation they were busy in the run of getting ministerial berths and they had thrown all these promises and words into the dustbin. “They are more concerned about the funds than the honor, dignity and the benefits of the common Kashmiris,” the spokesman said adding that these daily wagers of India were fully aware of this fact that the Bharatiya Janata Party was proceeding with a mission and they would only use them in implementation of their own agenda in Kashmir.

Dal Lake Freezes as Temperature Dips In Srinagar

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The intense cold continued across the territory with Srinagar saw a minimum temperature of 4.1 degrees Celsius below the freezing point forcing the Dal lake in the city to freeze, today.
According to Media sources, temperature in Gulmarg was recorded at minus 3.4 and minus 7 degrees was recorded in Pahalgam. Leh town in the Ladakh region recorded a minimum of minus 15.4 degrees Celsius, while Jammu saw a low of 4.3. In Srinagar, frost made roads slippery, preventing motorists and two-wheel riders from venturing out, while surfaces of the city’s famed lakes froze, causing hardship to fishermen and boatmen.

Kunan-Poshpora Rape Case Indian Army Not Cooperating In Probe, Police Tell Court

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The Special Investigation Team (SIT) of police probing the Kunan-Poshpora mass rape case against the Indian Army has again informed the court that the investigation could not be completed due to non-cooperation of the Army
According to Media sources, following massive public outcry, police filed a case under various criminal sections at police station Trehgam against the Indian Army. Additional Advocate General, R A Khan, told a division bench of Justice Muzaffar Hussain Attar and Justice Ali Muhammad Magrey that the team probing Kunan-Poshpora mass rape could not complete the investigation of the case, as Army did not extend its cooperation to the investigating agency. The bench, however, asked the counsel as also Assistant Solicitor General, S A Makroo, representing the Indian government, to file status report on investigation of the case before the next date of hearing in February 2015. Kunan and Poshpora, twin villages of Kupwara district had witnessed the worst incident of mass rape during the intervening night of February 23 and 24 in 1991, by troops of Indian Army’s 4-Rajputana Rifles of 68 Brigade.

Release of Mushtaq, Ghotapuri Demanded

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Hurriyet Conference Jammu and Kashmir leaders, Shabbir Ahmad Shah and Nayeem Ahmad Khan have expressed serious concern over the continued detention of HCJK senior leader Mushtaq-ul-Islam.
According to Media sources, Shabbir Ahmad Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar, today, said that the health of the detained leader was deteriorating due to lack of proper medical check-up and other facilities in jail. “Authorities are playing with the health of Mushtaq-ul-Islam. His detention is also illegal and unconstitutional. Even in this bitter cold, the jail inmates are not provided proper and hygienic food and medicine which is indeed a human rights violation,” Shabbir Ahmad Shah said and demanded Mushtaq’s immediate release. Nayeem Ahmad Khan in a statement termed the illegal detention of Mushtaq-ul-Islam as inhuman and political vendetta. Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir Muslim League in a statement denounced the re-arrest of Hurriyet leader, Muhammad Farooq Ghotapuri immediately after his release from jail. The JKML said that Indian police had had shifted the Hurriyet leader to Central Jail in Srinagar. The party said that India could not weaken the liberation movement through such tactics. The JKML demanded that Ghotapuri be released at the earliest.

Protest Against Possible BJP-PDP Alliance In IOK

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A forceful protest demonstration was held in Srinagar, today, against the possible alliance between Hindu extremist party, Bharatiya Janata Party and pro-India Peoples Democratic Party to form so-called government in the territory.
According to Media sources, the protesters were carrying banners dubbing PDP-BJP nexus as anti-Kashmir alliance. They were also shouting slogans like “Modi Ka Jo Yaar Hay, Gaddar Hay Gaddar Hay”. The protesters assembled at the Press Enclave in Sriangar and termed any coalition between PDP and BJP as “anti-Kashmir” and “anti-Muslims”. Holding banners and placards and black flags symbolizing their anger, the protesters shouted slogans like “Modi Ka Jo Yaar Hay, Gaddar Hay Gaddar Hay”. “Every Kashmiri knows the anti-Kashmir and anti-Muslim credentials of BJP, so we want to caution Mufti Mohammad Sayeed not to form any kind of alliance with the Hindu nationalists,” said one of the protesters covering his head with black cloth. Identifying himself as Omar and a member of the “Jammu and Kashmir Citizens Forum”, he said, “If PDP formed the government with BJP it will be detrimental for Kashmiris and the Muslims living in India.” The protest took place a day ahead when PDP President Mehbooba Mufti is scheduled to meet governor NN Vohra to inform the latter about the developments of the government formation.