Month: February 2015
In occupied Kashmir, Senior Hurrieyt leader, Shabbir Ahmad Shah and the forum led by the veteran leader, Syed Ali Gilani have paid glowing tributes to the two youth martyred by Indian troops in Shopian district.
According to media sources, the Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party Chairman, Shabbir Ahmad Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar, today, said that they were the guardians of sacrifices and mission of these martyrs. He said the martyrs are laying down their precious lives for the sacred and noble cause of freedom. He criticized PDP for joining hand with BJP to form a political set-up saying, “On one hand, there are people within our ranks who for their petty materialistic gains are joining hands with butchers of humanity and on the other some people by serving as light in darkness are teaching us the lessons of sincerity and faithfulness with regard to our mission.” Shabbir Ahmad Shah expressing condolences with the bereaved families assured them that the mission of martyrs would be taken to its logical conclusion with full sincerity. Other Hurriyet leaders including Mushtaq-ul-Islam, Mohammad Yousuf Naqash, Shabbir Ahmad Dar and Mohammad Iqbal Mir in their joint statement in Srinagar said that as a result of these supreme sacrifices, the people of Kashmir would soon reap fruit freedom of freedom Indian bondage. Meanwhile, a spokesman for the forum patronized by the veteran leader, Syed Ali Gilani in a statement in Srinagar said that the Indian troops were claiming precious lives of the Kashmiri people everyday. It said that the loss of innocent lives was adding to political uncertainty in the territory. The spokesman asked India to shun its obduracy and resolve the Kashmir dispute in its historical perspective in the interest of millions of people in South Asia.
Srinagar, February 25 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, Muhammad Azam Inqilabi, the Patron of Jammu and Kashmir Mahaz-e-Azadi, has condemned the India’s imperialistic designs in the territory.
According to media sources, Muhammad Azam Inqilabi in a statement issued in Srinagar, today, said, “Imperialistic irruption and intrusion of Indian army into Kashmir in October 1947 marked the beginning of chauvinistic and fascistic authoritarianism and totalitarianism of arrogant rulers of India.” “The barbarian forces of India, after ensuring ethnic cleansing of Jammu province through massacre and mayhem which consumed two and a half lakh Muslims and banished about four lakh Muslims, began to humiliate, torment and torture Kashmiri Muslims of Kashmir valley,” he added. The Indian troops, he said, under the martial prerogative commit crimes in Kashmir with impunity. “The onslaught does not ebb and abate. Kashmiris are on the receiving end,” he deplored. KASHMIR VOICE
In occupied Kashmir, at least a dozen people were injured, today, when Indian police used brute force against the demonstrators, who were protesting against the killing of two youth in Shopian district.
According to media sources, the youth were martyred by Indian troops during a siege and search operation at Heff Shermaal in the district. Hundreds of people from Turkewangam, Shermaal and adjoining villages marched towards the area to protest against the killing. They raised high-pitched anti-India and pro-freedom slogans. Indian police fired teargas shells and bullets to disperse the demonstrators injuring about a dozen of them.
In occupied Kashmir, Ghulam Nabi Sumjhi, the General Secretary of the forum led by the veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani, has said that the BJP and PDP have forged a political alliance to permanently settle the non-Kashmiris in the territory.
According to media sources, Ghulam Nabi Sumjhi addressing a meeting of the forum in Srinagar said that all possible alliance partners under a conspiracy had agreed to permanently settle the non-locals in Kashmir. “The BJP stand on issue is although known to everybody, but PDP is going to play a cunning game over it,” the forum spokesman quoted Sumjhi as saying while addressing the meeting. He pointed out that these partners had mutually agreed upon issuing permanent state subject certificates to the non-Kashmiris, but because of the public resistance, they did not want to make this decision public and wanted to execute it secretly. “We are not enemies of the non-locals, but India has 28 states and these people can be permanently settled in any of the states without disturbing the disputed status of Jammu and Kashmir,” he added.
In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyet Conference Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has expressed serious concern over the alarming rise in the cases of Swine Flu across the territory.
According to media sources, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a statement in Srinagar deplored that the health department of the territory had not untaken inadequate measures in hospitals and medical centers to cure and control the spread of the disease. “The people are expressing strong resentment and disappointment over the lackadaisical approach of the authorities in handling the grim situation arising from lack of preventive measures and scarcity of medical supplies including masks, vaccines and medicines,” the Mirwaiz said. “A lot needs to be done in order to contain the deadly disease,” he stated. He said that it seemed that the authorities had failed to make people aware about the deadly disease and proper treatment was not being provided to the patients.
In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops, in their fresh act of state terrorism, martyred two Kashmiri youth in Shopian district.
According to media sources, the troops killed the youth during a siege and search operation in Shermaal area of the district. The operation continued till last reports came in.
Speakers at a seminar in New Delhi have castigated India for refusing to acknowledge the war crimes committed by its troops in occupied Kashmir stating that the Kashmiris’ demand for freedom is based on truth as Jammu and Kashmir is an unfinished agenda of the 1947 Partition Plan.
According to media sources, the seminar was organized by Political Science Department of Jamia Millia Islamia in New Delhi to commemorate 24 years of Kunanposhpora mass rape. The event was chaired by renowned Indian human rights activist and journalist, Gautam Navlakha, and the panelists included Delhi-based lawyer, Warisha Farashat, journalist and fellow at Indian Institute of Advanced Study Shimla, Sukumar Muralidharan, and writer and filmmaker, Uzma Falak, said a handout issued at the end of the function. Muralidharan in his address said, “India creates exceptions that legitimize the use of violence. How this violence was used by the Indian State when consent that appeared to be there, although it really wasn’t, began to break down in Kashmir in 1980s.” Warisha Farasat said that every safeguard, every institution in Kashmir was compromised by the Indian State as there was complete judicial impunity. Speaking about Kashmiris’ indifference towards India and the experience of her first visit to Kashmir as a college student, she said, “Kashmir has made me unlearn everything that I had learned in Law School. The first thing I was asked in Kashmir was – are you from India? Welcome to Kashmir – and that’s when I realized there was a problem here.” She spoke about the investigation process in cases like Kunanposhpora mass rape, Shopian double rape and murder incident of 2009 maintaining that human rights violations had heightened the demand for right to self-determination. Gautam Navlakha castigated the Indian State for refusing to acknowledge its war crimes in Kashmir, stating that the demand of Kashmiris for freedom was based on truth. “Kashmir is an unfinished business of 1947. What hurts more is not the bullet but the silence of the good people in India,” he said, adding that Kunanposhpora was not the only case of Indian State’s crimes in occupied Kashmir