Month: April 2016

For more atrocities on Kashmiris increasing Indian army in IOK. Part-I

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For more atrocities on Kashmiris increasing Indian army in IOK. Part-II

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For more atrocities on Kashmiris increasing Indian army in IOK. Part-II

Hurriyet leaders flay IOK regime for curbs in Srinagar Ban on Funeral of Amanullah Khan worst Terrorism

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Hurriyet leaders and organizations have strongly condemned the puppet authorities for imposing curbs in Srinagar to prevent people from offering funeral prayers in absentia of noted Kashmiri liberation leader, Amanullah Khan, describing it as the worst kind of state terrorism.

According to media sources, the authorities had imposed curfew and other restrictions in the city on Wednesday to stop people from holding funeral prayers of the deceased leader.

The Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Syed Ali Gilani, in a statement in Srinagar said that banning funeral of Amanullah Khan showed that Kashmir was practically under martial law. “The action is also a direct interference in our religious affairs and it will not be tolerated in any ways,” he added. The Hurriyet forum led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a statement in Srinagar said that the curbs on funeral prayers of Amanullah Khan demonstrated the extremist mindset of the occupation authorities. The Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik, in his statement termed imposition of curbs as a glaring example of shortsightedness, low mentality, moral degradation and frustration of the authorities. Hurriyet leaders, Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi, Nayeem Ahmed Khan, Barrister Abdul Majeed Tramboo and Farooq Ahmad Dar in their statements said that such tactics on part of puppet regime amply depicted its frustration. Meanwhile, Dal Khalsa, the Amritsar-based representative organisation of Sikhs, in its statement expressed grief over the demise of Amanullah Khan.

London Meet Demands Self-Determination for Kashmiris, Others

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A resolution unanimously passed at the end of conference in London  urged the international community to promote the right of self-determination of the Kashmiris and other oppressed people in the world as a means of peaceable conflict resolution.

According to media sources, the conference was hosted by ‘Parliamentarians for National Self-Determination (PNSD)’ headed by Lord Nazir Ahmed in the UK Parliament to focus on how the right of self-determination can be used to bring peace and justice to conflict zones including Jammu and Kashmir. Lord Nazir Ahmed in his address implored the international community to do more to protect this core human right and committed to raise this with the UK Government. Andrew Griffiths MP, Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Kashmir, said that the Kashmir conflict could only be solved by implementation of the right to self-determination, as was recognized by the UN Security Council itself. Professor Nazir Shawl delivered to the Conference a message from Syed Ali Gilani, Chairman of the All Party Hurriyet Conference, which outlined the human rights abuses and ongoing oppression of the Kashmiris by a huge Indian military presence. Professor Shawl said the Kashmiris were willing to negotiate on all other things but asserted that the right of self-determination was non-negotiable. Professor Zafar Khan urged the international community to recognise the dangers posed by the extremist Hindutva forces that now govern India. He spoke of the simmering tensions in Kashmir where the people were facing continuing violations of human rights and dignity by occupying Indian forces. Addressing event Fabian Hamilton, a Labour Party MP, Peter Grant MP, representing the Scottish National Party sought and shadow foreign affairs minister, Tom Brake MP, Liberal democrat MP and foreign affairs spokesman also voiced support for the right of self-determination for the oppressed peoples throughout the world. They pledged to work with PNSD in order to promote this crucial human right. The Conference was also addressed by senior lawyer Amar Singh Chahal who is also spokesman for Jagtar Singh Hawara, recently appointed by the Sarbat Khalsa. He set out the case for the Sikhs as a nation to be allowed to exercise self-determination in its homeland. Frans Wellman described how India destroyed traditional Naga egalitarian society. A resolution passed at the end of the conference urged the UN to establish international criminal tribunals to punish those that have carried out massive human rights abuses and genocide in order to suppress the right of self-determination.

Over 82,000 Muslim Prisoners in Indian Jails by 2014

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As many as 82,190 Muslim prisoners are lodged in different jails of India by the end of 2014, Rajya Sabha was informed.

According to media sources, Minister of State for Home Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary said that as per data compiled by Crime Records Bureau, at the end of 2014, there were 82,190 Muslim prisoners; 21,550 of them were convicts, 59,550 were under-trials, 658 detainees and 432 other prisoners. “As per data, the percentage of convicted Muslim prisoners to the total convicted prisoners was 16.38 per cent and the percentage of Muslim under-trial prisoners to the total under-trial prisoners was 21.05 per cent,” he said replying to a written question.

Cricket Teams’ Names Depict Love for Mujahideen in IOK

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In occupied Kashmir, the extent of love, which mujahideen enjoy from Kashmiri people can be gauged from the fact that even cricket teams are being named after renowned mujahideen.

According to media sources, Burhan Lions, Aabid Khan Qalandars and Khalid Aryans — all three Kashmiri cricket teams, which played in a tournament in Tral — were all named after martyred freedom fighters out of love. One of the organisers said that the tournament was held in the memory of Khalid Muzaffar Wani, brother of Hizbul Mujahideen Commander, Burhan Muzaffar Wani. Khalid was killed by the Indian Army last year in Pulwama. The Army had called Khalid a militant and said he died in an encounter. Burhan, the inspiration behind Burhan Lions, is known in the area as a cricket-loving boy and the son of a local headmaster who left home to join the Hizbul Mujahideen in 2010. Aabid Khan Qalandars was named after mujahid commander, Aabid Khan, who was killed in 2014 by troops during a siege and search operation. The Khalid Aryans — named after Burhan’s brother — went on to lift the trophy on April 24, defeating the United XI of Tral. “The tournament was organised by Khalid’s friends in his memory,” said an organiser. “This is the first time we have seen teams named after mujahid commanders.” “Pro-freedom songs” were played at the opening ceremony of the tournament on February 22, while at the finals, Khalid and Burhan’s father Muzaffar Ahmad Wani was invited as the chief guest. As he handed the trophy to the Khalid Aryans, a crowd of more than 1,000 cheered at Tral’s Eidgah ground.

Arrest of Hurriyet Leaders Frustration of Authorities: Waza

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Hurriyet leader and the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League JKPL), Mukhtar Ahmad Waza has said that repeal of draconian laws, release of political prisoners, end to human rights violations and demilitarization of the territory were necessary to resolve the lingering Kashmir dispute.

According to media sources, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza in a statement issued in Srinagar, termed the continued detention and house arrest of Hurriyet leaders and activists as the authorities’ frustration. Commenting on Pak-India talks, he said that peace on borders or in South Asia couldn’t be guaranteed till settlement of the lingering Kashmir dispute in accordance with the aspirations of Kashmiri people. He said Kashmir is a political dispute and should be resolved politically and democratically taking all stakeholders into confidence.  He urged the Amnesty International to help release illegally detained Kashmiris youths languishing in different Indian jails.