Month: November 2015

Kashmir Settlement Vital For Peace, Stability in Region: Yasin

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In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chairman, Mohammad Yasin Malik has said that without settling the Kashmir dispute peace and stability and even economic development will remain a daydream in the region.

According to media sources, Mohammad Yasin Malik Yasin addressing a big public gathering at Koreg in Ganderbal said that the whole world knew that Kashmir was a dangerous issue and a constant threat to the peace, prosperity and stability of the south Asian region.  The text of the statement issued by the JKLF is as follows: — Unfair and unbalanced foreign policies of the world powers have brought this world to the brink of disaster. Kashmiris are not against Indian economic growth, we are striving for freedom and against the brutal use of military might against our freedom struggle. Rulers are pushing Peaceful youth to the wall and hence promoting worst violence.  This was stated by the chairman JKLF Muhammad Yasin Malik while speaking to a mammoth gathering at Koreg Ganderbal today. Chairman JKLF who was allowed to hold a public meeting after a long time was welcomed by an enthusiastic crowd as he reached Ganderbal.  A grand rally was held from Bihama to Koreg in which a large number of youth, women folk, children and elders participated with great passion… At many place women showered flower petals, sweets on the participants of the freedom rally and welcomed Yasin Malik by singing traditional Kashmiri Wunwon. Raising slogans in favor of freedom, JKLF, leadership and resistance the participants of this rally after passing through many villages and travelling many kilometers reached Koreg where JKLF leaders including advocate Bashir Ahmad Butt Spoke to the people. In his speech, JKLF Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik said that today after seven months we are getting a chance to meet our people directly and after witnessing the passion and love for freedom struggle today we are absolutely overwhelmed. He said that through today’s peaceful rally and public meeting people of Kashmir have delivered a message to India and to the international community as well that Kashmiris are diligent enough to take their freedom struggle forward against all odds. He said that today an atmosphere of fear and terror has engulfed Jammu Kashmir especially Jammu, Doda, Baderwah, Kishtawar, Rajouri pooch and other areas. This fear psychosis is because of RSS and other fascist forces that in their pursuit to get power and are hell bent upon dividing these areas on communal lines and are creating problems for Muslims living in these areas. Yasin Malik said that unfortunately Kashmiri pro-Indian rulers for their lust of power are giving these fascists a free hand and impunity because of which their ill activities are growing day by day. While strongly condemning the reign of terror unleashed against peaceful youth in Kashmir, arrests, torture, restrictions and other oppressive measures taken by the so-called rulers, JKLF chief said that today police and other agencies have made the lives of Kashmiri youth hellish.  Peaceful Youth are being subjected to oppression like we were prior 1988. He said that police oppression forced youth of this land to resort to an armed struggle and rulers by repeating same oppressive measures are pushing youth to the wall and hence promoting violence.

While castigating the unethical, inhuman, power, economy and trade based foreign policies of the world powers ,Yasin Malik said that these unfair, unbalanced  and changing policies of the world powers have brought this world to the brink of disaster today and have confounded the world order completely .These world powers for their personal gains, economic benefits adopted unfair foreign policies because of which today whole world especially Muslim world is facing anarchy and destruction and this fire has engulfed the regions from Europe to Africa and America to Asia. Yasin Malik questioned that when will international community and the world powers realize their mistakes and change their policies based on economic interests and benefits and start efforts to resolve the issues that are posing a constant threat to the world peace. He said that without solving issues like Kashmir that are posing a threat to world peace and stability even economic development will also remain a daydream. Yasin Malik said that whole world knows that Jammu Kashmir issue is a dangerous issue and a constant threat to the peace, prosperity and stability of the south Asian region but world powers for their trade and economical benefits and interest with India seem to maintain criminal silence. He said that India and the rest of the world should know that without permanent peace and stability trade and economy will also keep suffering. Stressing upon the need of resolving Jammu Kashmir issue, Yasin Malik said that this only can guarantee the permanent peace and prosperity of the whole south Asian region.

While referring to India, Yasin Malik said that Kashmiris are not against the economic growth of India, we are only striving for our freedom and future and against the forced occupation of our land. He said that we want India to grow but as anyone grows big his responsibilities also grow. While growing economically India should remember Roman Empire, USSR, British Empire about which it was said that sun does not set on British Empire. He said that these powers ruined themselves by suppressing the freedom of small nations and countries. He said that history bears a witness to the fact that military might and oppression never pays and no nation striving for its freedom has ever been defeated by oppressive measures. Instead of this oppressors had to face the repercussions of their tyranny in the end.

While addressing Kashmiris, Yasin Malik said that Kashmiris have and are constantly rendering valuable sacrifices for their freedom but we need to safeguard these sacrifices. He said that real face of every pro-India party and politician has been exposed before us now. We all know that their only job is to strengthen the illegal military occupation of Indian on Jammu Kashmir and provide legal cover to Indian forces and army here, so we all should remain away from their hypocritical politics and refrain from participating in their meetings and rallies, said Yasin Malik. He said that our uprightness and continued struggle and valuable sacrifices will never go in vain.


VOV Identifies 12 More Unmarked Graves in Badgam

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9.jpgIn occupied Kashmir, local human rights defender group, Voice of Victims has disclosed that it has identified a dozen more unmarked graves in Badgam district.

According to media sources, VoV Executive Director Abdul Qadeer in a statement stated that ‘Voice of Victims’ carried out a month-long survey in Chivdara village of the district and found 12 out of 70 graves unmarked. “Chivdara village has a graveyard exclusive meant for those being killed in armed struggle. People of the village in general and particularly senior citizens cooperated with VOV and revealed that 12 graves in the graveyard are unmarked,” Qadeer said. He said that a group of survey teams led by coordinator Abdul Rauf Khan visited the village exclusively, talked to people and victims of armed conflict. He said that victims identified the graves of their family members who lost their lives in ongoing armed conflict in presence of survey teams. Qadeer said that survey teams had completely fallowed the laid down procedures and reached to conclusion that 12 graves were that could be unidentified mass graves in the graveyard. He said that people in large witnessed the fact that police and paramilitary forces used to hand over unidentified dead bodies to villagers during armed movement for burial. Mohammad Siknder, a senior citizen, said that people in large number where used to attend funerals of these unidentified slain people. He said that most of the bodies they received were mutilated, defaced and tortured.  “Torture remarks were visible on them. Forces mostly used to hand over such bodies whose faces have been defaced,” villagers said. “VOV has earlier also discovered unidentified graves in various areas of Kashmir. This process of disclosing the heinous crimes of Indian forces will continue as most of the areas in Kashmir do have the unmarked graves,” he said, adding VOV’s hunt to disclose such graves will continue. He appealed international human rights watch dogs to take a strong notice of this development and pressurize Indian government for carrying out DNA tests.

Yasin Malik Warns India against Fiddling With Article 370

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8In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Muhammad Yasin Malik has warned India of mass agitation against any attempt to fiddle with state subject law or Article 370 in order to change the demography of the territory.

According to media sources, Muhammad Yasin Malik addressing a big public gathering at Korak in Gandarbal, today, said that India had resorted to dirty tactics to advance the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) agenda in Kashmir. He called upon the puppet administration to immediately stop arresting and harassing youth, or else be ready to face a forceful agitation movement. The JKLF Chairman said that the people of Kashmir would no longer remain silent over the use of brute force against peaceful protesters. High-pitched slogans were raised in favour of freedom on the occasion. The participants shouted “We Want Freedom”, and “Freedom is Our Right.”

Entire Indian Army ‘Can’t defend us Against Militants’: Farooq

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7.jpgJammu, November 29 (Kashmir Voice): Former puppet Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Dr Farooq Abdullah, has acknowledged that even entire Indian Army “can’t defend us from militants.”

According to media sources, he while interacting with members of civil society in Jammu said, “How much can the Army defend us? Even if the entire Army of India came to our rescue, they cannot defend us.”  He said that the only way left was to hold dialogue with Pakistan and find a solution to the Kashmir dispute. “The solution of the problem (Kashmir issue) lies only in talks with them Pakistan. We have chance today, which might not be tomorrow as today I speak this before you, may be tomorrow I am killed by militants for the same reason.” He said he was hopeful that the Kashmir issue would be solved during the tenure of Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, but that did not happen.

Indian Police Kill One, Injure Another over Cow Issue

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6.jpgIndian police in Haryana state of India shot dead a man and seriously injured another for transporting cows in Kurukshetra district, today, said a senior police official.

According to media sources, the incident took place in Thanesar area of the district, about 110 km from Chandigarh, when the men were transporting cows in a pick-up jeep, police officials added. The men riding jeep were transporting cows when area villagers and police tried to stop them. In the meantime, police opened fire on the jeep killing one and injuring another. Haryana recently passed Haryana Gauvansh Sanrakshan and Gausamvardhan Act to ban cow slaughter and prohibit transportation of cows for sale to other states.

Indian Police Prevent Gilani-Led Forum from Holding Seminar

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In occupied Kashmir, Indian police prevented the forum led by the veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani to hold a seminar at Hyderpora in Srinagar, today.

According to media sources, the seminar on “Islam—The Savior of Humanity” was scheduled to be held under the chair of Syed Ali Gilani at 11.00am in Srinagar, today, said a statement issued by the forum. Renowned religious scholars, intellectuals and Hurriyet leaders in their addresses were supposed to shed light on the protection of humanity in the light of Islam, but Indian police surrounded the residence of the veteran leader and did not allow anyone to enter the venue. On the occasion, Tehreek-e-Hurriyet Jammu and Kashmir activists staged a sit-in outside the residence against the police act. However, police resorted to brute force against protesters, arresting many of them including Ramiz Raja, Omar Adil and Jumshaid.

Letter Urges UN to Resolve Kashmir, Other Disputes

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In occupied Kashmir, the United Nations has been asked to strive for new pursuits about the honorable, respectable and dignified solutions of protracted disputes like Kashmir for peace in the world.

According to media sources, the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, through an open letter written by Professor AG Mir, Chairman South Kashmir Civil Society, appreciated the role of UN played in resolving the conflicts like East Timor, South Sudan, and Bosnia- Herzegovina. The letter says, “Peace is a conscious, deliberate and legitimate process to end mistrust or cessation of hostilities for ensuring positive, dynamic and pragmatic approach—to encourage meaningful and result oriented dialogue for resolution of the conflict in the spirit of mutual understanding with the element of cooperation. Peace is never a farsighted opportunism but purely a humanistic maxim.” As every country has its own set of norms for democracy, there must be democracy for the entire world where the will of the majority prevails rather than the hegemony of a few countries,” the letter added. Promoting peace and safeguarding human rights is the best way to prevent the conditions that force people to resort to violence and extremism, it further said. The UN Secretary General told that “Presently, the greatest need for societies and nation states is to demonstrate the will, courage and commitment to implement the vital principals of human values, social justice and equality because if we have to build a peaceful world and peaceful tomorrow, we have to remember that today’s human rights violations are the causes of tomorrow’s conflicts.” Let us resolve to dedicate and engage in efforts to spread and support the mission of global peace, the letter maintained.