Month: July 2018

Fresh Arrest Spree, Raids in IOK Condemned

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In occupied Kashmir, a meeting of the Islami Tanzeem-e-Azad Jammu and Kashmir held in Srinagar with its Chairman, Abdussamad Inqilabi in chair.

According to media sources, the participants of the meeting strongly condemned the fresh arrest spree and raids by Indian troops on the residences of party leaders and described it frustration of the authorities. They also denounced raids on the residence and office of the party Chairman, Abdussamad Inqilabi, adding that such cheap tactics could not suppress the ongoing liberation movement. They said that the liberation movement would be taken to its logical conclusion at all costs. The meeting appealed to the world community and international human rights organizations to take notice of the Indian state terrorism in the occupied territory and help release the illegally detained Hurriyat leaders and activists languishing in different jails of India and the territory.  The participants of the meeting also welcomed the statement of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, Imran Khan that Kashmir was a core issue between India and Pakistan and the two countries should resolve the lingering Kashmir dispute through dialogue. Meanwhile, the Jammu and Kashmir Muslim League (JKML) in a statement issued in Srinagar congratulated the PTI Chairman for victory in the parliamentary elections of the country.

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JKSM Continues Mass Contact Programme in IOK

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In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leader and the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Salvation Movement (JKSM) Zafar Akbar Butt continued mass contact programme and addressed corner meetings in different parts of Srinagar.

According to media sources, Zafar Akbar Butt expressing concern over the statements of the BJP leaders on  Article 35-A said that the people of Kashmir  would resist tooth and nail any kind of anti-Kashmir  conspiracy or move. He said, “People of Kashmir are seriously watching the upcoming hearing on Article 35-A and developments and are ready to resist, register their strong protest against any conspiracy which will lead to the removal or abrogation of Article 35-A. Zafar Akber Butt also visited the residence of Hurriyat leader, Nayeem Khan and inquired about the well-being and health of his ailing mother. JKSM leaders including Molvi Rafiq and Molvi Mushtaq addressed condolence meetings in Shopian and Narbal, Budgam, respectively.  Meanwhile, Hurriyat leader Syed Muhammad Shafi addressing a meeting in Srinagar, today, condemned the continued illegal detention of senior APHC leader Ghulam Muhammad Khan Sopori at Kot Bhalwal jail in Jammu and demanded his immediate release.

NIA Raids Aasiya Andrabi’s Residence in Srinagar

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In occupied Kashmir, a team of Indian National Investigation Agency (NIA), notorious for implicating Kashmiri resistance leaders in fake cases, raided the residence of Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) Chairperson Aasiya Andrabi at Iqbal Colony in Soura area of Srinagar, today.

According to media sources, the NIA sleuths carried out a search at the DeM chief’s residence in connection with a fake case filed against her by the Indian agency. Pertinently, Dukhtaran-e-Millat Chief Aasiya Andrabi, along with her two associates Nahida Nasreen and Fahmeeda Sofi was shifted to New Delhi by the Indian National Investigation Agency on July 6, 2018. They were taken from Central Jail Srinagar to New Delhi and were lodged in infamous Tihar Jail.

Speakers Resolve To Protest Article 35-A At All Costs

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In occupied Kashmir, speakers at a meeting in Srinagar reiterated the resolve to protect Article 35-A of the Indian constitution, at all costs.

According to media sources, the meeting was chaired by Grand Mufti designate of Jammu and Kashmir, Mufti Nasirul Islam, to discuss Protection of Article 35-A and Article 370. It was agreed by all members that no one would be allowed to fiddle with the State subject status of J&K. The participants of the meeting reiterated to launch agitation if New Delhi did anything wrong with the demography of Jammu and Kashmir by abrogating Article 35A and 370 of the Indian constitution.  Others who attended the meeting included Abdul Khaliq Haneef, Manzoor Ahmad Kirmani, Hassan Firdousi, Dr Mohammad Ashraf Butt, Mushtaq Saghar, Mufti Mudassir , Sofi Abdul Majeed, Mehboob Ilahi, Dr Ab Rehman Khadim, Syed Iqbal Naazki, Javid Ahmad Masoodi, Peerzada M Amin Shah, Adv Mir Javaid, Peer Noor ul Haq, Shafat Sarwar, M Haneef Malla, Qari Altaf Hussain, Molvi Mushtaq, Irfan Bashir Malik, Abdul Ghani Khan and Syed Abddul Latif.

KEA Will Fight Tooth and Nail to Protect J&K Special Status

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Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA), leader Mohammed Yousef Chapri has said that they would fight tooth and nail to protect the special status of the J&K.

According to media sources, Mohammed Yousef Chapri addressing the media in Srinagar said that Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA) would submit memorandum in UNMOGIP against proposed abrogation of special status (Article 35A) in Jammu and Kashmir. Earlier, Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA) leader Farooq Ahmad Dar said abrogation of special status (Article 35A) is direct attack on autonomy of the Jammu and Kashmir. He blamed that the Indian government was implementing agenda of the RSS as they are hell bent to do away with Article 370 which gives special status to Kashmir.”  “The wound inflicted on the autonomy of the territory through extension of GST is still fresh as another new machination has been launched to question the validity of Article 35A now,” he deplored.

APHC Terms Jitendra Singh’s Remarks on Kashmir Ridiculous

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All Parties Hurriyat Conference has said that the UN resolutions and the presence of UN observers in Jammu and Kashmir is clear proof that Kashmir is a disputed territory.

According to media sources, an APHC spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar while reacting to the Indian minister Jitendra Singh’s remarks that Jammu and Kashmir is a “part of India” said that the remarks were sheer ignorance about the history of the Partition of the Sub Continent. “Jitendra Singh either mocks with the history or on foreseeing a logical defeat in Kashmir adopts an ostrich posture to deceive himself”, the spokesman added. On Singh’s remark that “media should not ask if India has any issue with Pakistan regarding Jammu and Kashmir”, the spokesman termed it as ridiculous and an act of distortion of the proven historical realities about the internationally accepted Kashmir issue. “Which country has placed Kashmir issue before the UN? The presence of UN observers in Jammu and Kashmir is yet another clear proof that it is a disputed territory,” the spokesman said and suggested Singh to have a fresh look on the history of Kashmir where people are engaged in a legitimate struggle for right to self-determination for the last seventy years. Meanwhile, the APHC condemned the recent arrest spree across the valley saying the youth are pushed to the wall and their social life is being disturbed. “The kith and kin of the incarcerated youth on their visit to the Hurriyat head office narrated woeful stories of barbarism,” the spokesperson said. The spokesman condemned the physical tortures of Feroz Ahmad Dar at the hands of cruel jail authorities at District Jail and termed the use of brute force against detainees as grave violation of human rights. He demanded probe into such incidents by the United Nations Human Rights Council.