Month: July 2015

Kashmiris will not compromise on their birthright

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In occupied Kashmir, the veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani has said that the Kashmiris will never compromise on their birthright to self-determination, as they are not a saleable commodity.
Syed Ali Gilani, addressing a function in Srinagar warned that any anti-Muslim activity by India and its agents in the territory particularly in Jammu would be opposed tooth and nail. The veteran leader said that the people of the Valley would observe tomorrow as the day of solidarity with the Muslims of Jammu and the day would be marked with rallies and demonstrations.
Senior Hurriyet leader, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, terming the statement of ND Pancholi, the lawyer of martyr Muhammad Afzal Guru, as an eye-opener for the just-loving people of the world, in a statement, today, said the Indian administration and judiciary had always been biased towards the Muslims. Shabbir Shah expressed disappointment over the hanging of Yaqub Memon saying that he was executed to suppress and terrorize Muslims.
ND Pancholi in an interview had said that Indian home ministry never sent the mercy petition of Guru’s wife to the-then Indian president, Abdul Kalam.
The Jammu and Kashmir Muslim League at a meeting in Srinagar, today, demanded the release of illegally detained senior Hurriyet leader, Masarrat Aalam Butt. The Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons in a statement called upon the UN member states to revisit their relations with India in view of New Delhi’s worst human rights record in occupied Kashmir.
The Jammu and Kashmir Mahaz-e-Azadi leader, Mir Muhammad Iqbal, along with party activists visited the martyrs’ graveyard in Islamabad and paid tributes to the party leader, Malik Muhammad Maqbool on his 23rd martyrdom anniversary, today. The Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik in a statement while remembering the martyr said that Maqbool stood for the cause of freedom.
Meanwhile, the puppet authorities continued to place Hurriyet leaders including Syed Ali Gilani, Shabbir Ahmed Shah and Zafar Akbar Butt under house arrest in Srinagar.
On the other hand, Indian police arrested after subjecting Independent member of so-called Kashmir Assembly, Engineer Abdul Rasheed, to brutal torture during a protest rally against the custodial hanging of Yakub Memon.

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Masarrat Alam has become resistance icon: JKML

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In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Muslim League (KJML) has said that the party Chairman, Masarrat Aalam has become resistance icon.

The JKML in a meeting held in Srinagar with its Acting General Secretary, Abdul Ahad Parra in chair resolved to further activate its party cadre so that the anti-movement elements are defeated.

Addressing the meeting Abdul Ahad Parra said that due to the continued detention of Muslim League, Chairman, Masarrat Alam, it had become obligatory upon each and every member of the party to remain active at the grass root level so that the freedom struggle was given a new zeal. He said that constant detentions had not weakened the resolve of Masarrat Alam for freedom.

The meeting prayed for the safety and release of Masarat Alam who is languishing in Kot Bhalwal jail on fabricated cases created by Sangh Parivar and its local paid agents. Muslim League Spokesman

The meeting was also attended by Feroz Ahmad Khan, Malik Ghulam Nabi, Riyaz Ahmad Shah, Bashir Ahmad Butt, and others.

JKLF pays tributes to Malik Muhammad Maqbool

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In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) has paid rich tributes to martyr Mohammad Maqbool Malik of Islamabad town.

The JKLF Chairman, Mohammad Yasin Malik, in a statement issued in Srinagar, while remembering Shaheed Maqbool Malik’s struggle, sacrifices and martyrdom for the cause of Kashmir, said that Shaheed was a pious Muslim, a religious person and a passionate freedom fighter who stood for the cause of freedom.

Meanwhile, the JKLF Chairman expressed grief and sorrow over the sad demise of the mother of party leader Bashir Ahmad Parray and Gul Muhammad Nangroo.

Indian Judiciary biased towards Muslims of India, IOK: Shabbir

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In occupied Kashmir, senior Hurriyet leader, Shabbir Ahmad Shah has said that the approach of Indian administration and judiciary towards Muslims of India and occupied Kashmir has always been biased.

Shabbir Ahmad Shah, who is under house arrest, in a statement issued in Srinagar, terming the statement of Shaheed Afzal Guru’s lawyer, ND Pancholi as eye-opener that the mercy petition of Afzal Guru never reached the President of India and that the then government was eager to hang him

He said that the Indian Supreme Court’s verdict of sending Afzal Guru to gallows to satisfy the collective consciousness of the people of India was totally unjustified and termed the stand of ND Pancholi against partial and prejudiced approach of Indian judicial system as courageous and based on truth.

“If the death sentences of killers of the then Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh and Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi were commuted to life imprisonment, why was the whole Indian Establishment eager to hang Afzal Guru. Actually, it (hanging of Guru) was a failed attempt and cheap political stunt by the then Congress regime to stop its political opponents,” Shabbir Shah maintained. He said that the execution of prominent liberation leader, Shaheed Muhammad Maqbool Butt was also carried in the same dubious way by the then Prime Minister Indra Gandhi just days after the murder of Indian ambassador in UK Mr Marthur.

Expressing disappointment over the hanging of Yaqub Memon and denial of justice to him, Shabbir Ahmad Shah said that he was executed due to Memon’s Muslim identity. “Such kind of revengeful capital punishments to Muslims are carried by India to suppress and terrorize them and keep them at bay from seeking any kind of justice or raising voice for their rights. But history is witness that such kind of repressive measures only reinvigorate the spirit of victims and oppressed,” he added.

Severely criticising the Indian judicial system, he said the perpetrators of the worst inhuman crimes of Babri Mosque demolition, Godhra massacre and Muzaffarnagar riots were not even questioned but were elevated to top posts in government. He also reiterated his demand for return of mortal remains of Shaheed Maqbool Bhat and Shaheed Afzal Guru.

APDP will stand against India’s claim for UN permanent seat

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In occupied Kashmir, the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) has said that it will always stand against the India’s claim for the permanent seat at the United Nations Security Council for its record human rights violations in Kashmir.

The APDP spokesperson in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the India’s record comprised enforced disappearance of over 8,000 people, existence of more than 7000 unknown, unmarked mass graves, extra-judicial killings, torture, sexual assault and numerous other human rights violations.

Despite reiterated demand of APDP, India never allowed the United Nations Special Rapporteur on enforced or involuntary disappearances to visit Kashmir, and did not ratify the convention against enforced disappearances.

The spokesperson underscored that India had no moral right to claim any credibility internationally. The member states of the UN must be guided in their relations with India by a sense of responsibility and sensitivity to the realities of the people of Kashmir, she added.

Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH), Ejaz Aslam

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The former General Secretary of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH), Ejaz Aslam, has said that the lingering Kashmir dispute should be amicably resolved through dialogue.Ejaz Aslam in a media interview in Srinagar said that all problems of Kashmiris should be settled without hurting their sentiments. He called upon the peace-loving nations to take serious and solid steps towards making the world a cradle of peace.

Ejaz Aslam also refuted a news item attributed to him in which a section of media had quoted him as saying during interaction with youth in Islamabad town that “Kashmiris cannot achieve anything out of their struggle for freedom from a powerful country like India. They must abandon it and enter into reconciliation with India”.

He said that he was on a personal sightseeing visit to Kashmir, adding that the Jamaat-e-Islami of occupied Kashmir neither invited him nor had arranged any interview for him. “It was a private and personal exchange of thoughts and nothing more than that,” he added.

APHC reiterates its principled stance on Kashmir Dispute

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In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyet Conference (APHC) in its joint meeting of Executive Council, General Counsel and Working Committee members held in Srinagar reiterated its principled stance on the Kashmir dispute.The participants of the meeting stressed that the people of Kashmir had always rejected politics based on communalism, adding that the Kashmiris, who had not accepted subjugation, would never accept communalism.

They expressed concern over the aggressive posturing of communal forces in India and the way they were pursuing their communal agendas. As such, the participants stated, it has become imperative on the leadership to take people into confidence and formulate a comprehensive strategy to counter such threats posed by the communal forces and their agendas.

The meeting denounced the continued detention of Kashmiri detainees lodged in the jails of the occupied territory and India, adding that these prisoners were being treated with aggressive communal approach which was highly condemnable.

Appealing the international human rights organisations to look into the plight of the Kashmiri prisoners who were being denied the basic amenities in jails, the participants stated that a letter would be sent to the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon to apprise him of the miserable condition of the detainees.

All the heads and representatives of the constituents of the APHC participated in the meeting.