Month: May 2017
Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Muhammad Yasin Malik has paid glowing tributes to great Kashmiri martyr, Ishfaq Majeed Wani, who embraced martyrdom on the 3rd of Ramadhan in 1990.
According to media sources, Muhammad Yasin Malik in a statement issued in Srinagar said, Wani was a youth icon and great son of soil who sacrificed his life for the sacred cause of Kashmir freedom. He said that the people of Kashmir would never forget the struggle and services of this great soul.
While recalling the eminent martyr, the JKLF Chairman said that Ishfaq Majeed Wani was a born leader, a humble slave of Allah almighty and a true warrior who always followed the path to truth and justice. “He was a symbol of courage, fearlessness, religiousness, passion, and resistance against the false and injustice,” he added.
IOK People Urged To Take Care of Victims of State Terrorism Shabbir Remembers Martyred Children of Wular Tragedy.
APHC General Secretary and the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabbir Ahmad Shah, has appealed people to take care of the victims of Indian state terrorism in the holy month of Ramadan.
According to media sources, Shabbir Ahmed Shah, who is under continued house arrest in Srinagar, in a statement issued said that these people sacrificed for the freedom movement and was the duty of Kashmiri people to take care of them. “Among these victims are our youth and those maimed and blinded by pellets, and the families of political prisoners including those who are languishing in Indian jails. We should not forget these people and should take initiatives in this regard,” he said.
Shabbir Shah said, while Ramadan rejuvenates our faith and makes us God-fearing, it also inculcates in us a sense of sacrifice and solidarity. He appealed to the Muslims to activate the Bait-ul-Maal committees across the territory so that the needy and deserving people are benefitted and orphans and destitute be given priority.
The APHC leader said that the path of freedom movement was filled with hardships and the Kashmiris had to overcome the difficulties by giving Zakaat and other forms of charity.
Meanwhile, on the 11th anniversary of Wular tragedy, Shabbir Ahmad Shah paid tributes to 22 innocent children of Burning Candle School, Handwara, who were drowned in the lake by Indian forces. He said that the puppet administration didn’t conduct any investigation into the tragedy till date.
Expressing solidarity with the bereaved families, he assured them that justice would be done on the Day of Judgement as nobody will escape the grip of Allah Almighty. He prayed for heavenly abode of the martyred children and forbearance to the bereaved families.
In occupied Kashmir, senior APHC leader and President of Anjuman Shari Shian, Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi, condemning Indian authorities for preventing the march towards Tal has said that such tactics cannot break the resolve of the freedom-loving people of Kashmir.
According to media sources, Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “The Tral programme was given to pay tributes to Sabzar Ahmed Butt and other martyrs, but the authorities, scared of the pro-freedom leadership, used all the resources to prevent the march.” He said that the participation of thousands of mourners in the funeral prayers of the martyred youth had exposed India’s propaganda against the ongoing Kashmir freedom movement.
While reacting to the Indian Army Chief’s statement on Kashmir, the senior APHC leader termed it arrogant and senseless. He said that Indian government had decided to openly admit that it had handed over Kashmir and the people of Kashmir to its army.
He also paid rich tributes to Aasiya and Neelofar of Shopian who were in an act of extreme brutality raped and murdered on this day by Indian forces eight years ago.
Meanwhile, the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Salvation Movement (JKSM), Zafar Akbar Butt in a statement in Srinagar hailed the people of occupied Kashmir for their commitment towards the ongoing freedom movement and observing complete shutdown against the Indian oppression.
The JKSM spokesman condemned the puppet authorities for imposing curfew, restrictions and detaining Hurriyat leaders to prevent the march towards Tral. He said that despite restrictions, a party delegation including Mushtaq Ahmed, Farooq Ahmed and Manzoor Ahmed managed to reach Tral and offered prayers at the graves of Sabzar Ahmed Butt and other martyrs and expressed solidarity with their family. Another delegation visited the families of Aasiya and Neelofar in Shopian and paid tributes to them.
Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) has expressed concern over the threatening and intimidating statement of Indian Army Chief, Bipin Rawat in which he has advocated the use of military power against the peaceful protesters in the Kashmir Valley.
According to media sources, the JI in a statement issued in Srinagar said that General Rawat’s assertion was tantamount to give a free license to the army personnel to use power at their will against the Kashmiri people, thereby assuring them total exemption from any legal accountability.
“His desire that the protestors use bullets instead of stones depicts his inner appetite for killing the Kashmiri youth, and indicates the dreadful plans of BJP-led Indian government to crush the public uprising in Kashmir,” the statement added.
The statement said, “The exemption of army personnel from any legal action involved in human rights violations clearly indicates the plan to use the military power against the people so as to crush their peaceful movement for their basic right to self-determination as promised to them by the Indian government a number of times through the UN Security Council.”
The Jamaat-e-Islami of occupied Kashmir impressed upon the UN and all the international and local human rights bodies to take serious notice of such statements and initiate necessary measures to save the Kashmiri people from Indian brutalities.
Meanwhile, Hurriyet leaders including Yasmeen Raja, Shabbir Ahmad Dar, Muhammad Iqbal Mir, Muhammad Ahsan Untoo, Imtiyaz Ahmad Reshi and Ghulam Nabi War in their statements also expressed serious concern over the provocative statement of Indian Army Chief.