Month: February 2016
All Parties Hurriyet Conference (APHC) organised a big demonstration in Budgam to express solidarity with the JNU students and impress upon Indian government to stop harassment of the Kashmiri students.
According to Kashmir Media Service, APHC senior leader, Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi led the demonstration. Amid pro-freedom slogans, the protesters who were carrying banners and placards, castigated government of India for arresting the students of Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, on sedition charges.
Addressing on the occasion, Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi thanked the JNU students for supporting the Kashmiris’ liberation struggle. “Even an Indian Parliament Member acknowledged our struggle and supported our right to self-determination,” he stated.
The APPHC leader said that the remarks made by former Home Minister, P Chidambaram about the innocence of Muhammad Afzal Guru vindicated the stand of the Kashmiri people that Muhammad Afzal Guru was innocent and became a victim of political vengeance. He appealed to the international community to play its role in resolving the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the Kashmiris’ aspirations.
All Parties Hurriyet Conference leaders, Mohammad Yousuf Naqash and Hakeem Abdul Rashid, have said that one day India will accept that it has illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
According to Kashmir Media Service, APHC leaders were commenting on the statement of former Indian Home Minister, P Chidambaram that hanging of Afzal Guru wrongly decided.
In a joint statement in Srinagar, they said that arrest of Kashmiri intellectual, Professor SAR Gilani and students of Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, under fake charges exposed India’s hollow claims of being a democratic country.
Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League has strongly denounced the detention of party Chairman, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza.
According to Kashmir Media Service, the JKPL spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said that Mukhtar Ahmad Waza was arrested on Thursday and lodged him at Sherbagh Police Station in Islamabad and was again barred from offering Friday prayers. He said that the Kashmiris were being punished for demanding their right to self-determination and were being subjected to brute force and atrocities.
Urging international human rights organizations to take a strong note of the prevailing situation in the territory, he said that human rights violations being perpetrated by Indian forces were increasing on each passing day.
Meanwhile, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza in a statement condemned the killing of a Muslim in Samba district of Jammu and urged Kashmiri people to foil the communal agenda of RSS and PDP. He also paid glowing tributes to three Mujahideen who were martyred by Indian troops in Pampore. He also demanded unconditional release of Kashmiri intellectual, Prof SAR Gilani, and JNU students.
Complete Shutdown In Pampore, Adjacent Areas.
Jammu and Kashmir Salvation Movement (JKSM) leaders on Friday led protest rallies throughout the Kashmir Valley against arrest of Kashmiri scholar, Professor SAR Gilani and JNU Students, under sedition charges.
According to Kashmir Media Service, party leaders took out protest rallies in Srinagar, Beerwah, Chadoora, Budgam, Shopian, Rawalpora and Sopore areas after Friday prayers. Addressing on the occasion, they slammed New Delhi for terrorizing the JNU students who are raising voice in favour of Kashmiris’ freedom struggle and Kashmiri martyr, Muhammad Afzal Guru.
They raised pro-freedom slogans and demanded unconditional release of SAR Gilani and JNU students.
In Beerwas area of Budgam, hundreds of people who participated in the rally offered funeral prayers in absentia for three Mujahideen who were recently martyred in a clash with Indian troops. They paid glowing tributes to the martyrs and said that Indian atrocities couldn’t deter the Kashmiris from securing their right to self-determination.
Protesters demanded revocation of black laws and withdrawal of Indian troops from the occupied territory. They condemned the use of excessive force on peaceful protesters by Indian police in Pampore.
Meanwhile, the JKSM condemned the continued house detention of the party Chairman, Zafar Akbar Butt, and castigated the authorities for not allowing him to offer Friday prayers.
The Jawaharlal Nehru University’s retired professor, Chaman Lal, has decided to return an award to the Indian Ministry of Human Resource Development to protest against the arrest of the JNU Students Union President, Kanhaiya Kumar, and harassment of other students and faculty members.
According to Kashmir Media Service, Chaman Lal in a communication to JNU VC, Jagadesh Kumar, said, “I have decided to return the award containing a citation and Rs 50,000 cash, conferred on me by Central Hindi Directorate, MHRD, in the year 2003 by then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee for ‘non-Hindi speaking area Hindi writer’.”
“It is to protest the Home Minister and the HRD Minister’s attack on JNU by arresting Students Union President Kanhaiya Kumar and terrorizing the JNU faculty and students by dubbing them as anti-nationals through media,” he said.
It is to mention here that last year professor Chaman Lal had returned his Sahitya Akademi award to protest against the growing intolerance in India.