Masarrat Re-Arrested Soon After Released By Court

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In occupied Kashmir, the illegally-detained Jammu and Kashmir Muslim League’s vice Chairman, Masarrat Aalam Butt was re-arrested by Indian police soon after his release on court orders from Central Jail in Srinagar.

According to media sources, Masarrat Aalam Butt, who is facing injustice and suffering due to continued illegal detention Central Jail, Srinagar, was released under court orders but police personnel from Nageen Police Station rearrested him immediately after the release. 
Earlier, a court in Badgam on Monday sent Masarrat Aalam Butt to Central Jail Srinagar on 10-day judicial remand. Masarrat continues to remain under illegal detention under draconian Public Safety Act since his arrest in the wake of 2010 uprising in Kashmir. 

Kashmir Struggle Continuation Of Karbala: Yasin Malik

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In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman, Mohammad Yasin Malik has said that the battle of Karbala teaches us freedom, humanity bravery and Courage. 
According to media sources, the JKLF Chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik while addressing a meeting organized to pay tribute to Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) at Basant Bagh Gaw Kadal in Srinagar, today, said the sacrifices of imam Hussein (RA) and his family in Karbala were a historic event. 
Muhammad Yasin Malik said that to promote religious and sectarian brotherhood and unity among Muslims, JKLF has been doing its bit and will continue its efforts in future as well. He said that the battle of Karbala provides a lesson to fight for freedom, truth and justice and whosoever claims to be a follower of Imam Hussain (RA) has to support oppressed and fight the tyrants and tyranny. 
Yasin malik said that the struggle of Kashmir is also a continuation of Karbala. Like karba here oppressed are up against the oppressors. In this struggle the oppressed are less in number, their Equipments are inferior and their apparent conditions are worst but their struggle is just and based on truth.  Yasin Malik said that history of the world bears witness to the fact that in the battle between truths and false, truth despite its worldly shortcomings always emerged victorious and Insha-Allah in Kashmir also truth will prevail and Kashmir will surely join the nations that are independent and free.
Emphasizing at the need of safeguarding unity and brotherhood, Yasin Malik said that our unity is our strength and adhering to the Foundations of Deen we all believe in, we will have to shun our small and petty differences to defeat those who want to divide us in the name of creed and sect. Other JKLF leaders including Mohammad Yasin Butt, Sheikh Abdul Rashid and Bashir Ahmad Kashmiri also attended the meeting. Meanwhile, Mohammad Yasin Malik expressed his heartfelt condolences at the sad demise of the mother of a JKLF martyr, Mohammad Shafi Butt.

Gilani, Butt & Others Condole Firdous’s Father-In-Law Death

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In occupied Kashmir, the father-in-law of Democratic Freedom Party Chairman, Firdous Ahmad Shah has died in Srinagar. 
According to media sources, the deceased, Ghulam Nabi Bazaz, resident of Amda Kadal, Lal Bazar, was a heart patient and breathed his last at Soura Medical Institute in Srinagar. A large number of people including party leaders Muhammad Shafi, Yar Muhammad Khan, Khwaja Firdous, Muhammad Imran and Ijaz Ahmad attended the funeral prayers of Ghulam Nabi Bazaz. The veteran leader, Syed Ali Gilani and other Hurriyet leaders including Professor Abdul Ghani Butt, Zamurda Habib and Maulvi Bashir expressed solidarity with the bereaved family and prayed eternal peace for the deceased.

Martyrs’ Sacrifices Will Not Go Waste: Gilani

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In occupied Kashmir, the veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani has said that the sacrifices of Kashmiri martyrs will not be allowed go waste and the liberation movement will be continued till complete success.  
According to media sources, Syed Ali Gilani addressing a seminar titled “Martyrs in Jammu and our Responsibilities”, in memory of the victims of November 1947 massacre in Jammu, said that the Muslims in Jammu division continue to live in the state of suppression at the hands of military, police, administration, VDCs and communal groups. “We are aware about our responsibilities towards the Jammu Muslims. Fulfilling our responsibilities has become a conundrum which we need to solve,” said Gilani. 
He said that in 2006 he stayed at least for one month in Jammu and addressed people in mosque and seminars which infused courage into the people, but next year when he visited again he was put under house arrest by the authorities. While slamming pro-India political parties in the occupied territory, the veteran Hurriyet said that the parties work as handle of India’s axe of atrocities in Kashmir for their own material interests.
“They give the false impression of development in the territory by constructing flyovers and roads, but we need to ask them whether our life, property, and honour is safe under their rule or not. They become a big hurdle in our cause,” said Gilani. He also praised the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Muhammad Nawaz Sharif for supporting the settlement of Kashmir dispute in accordance with the UN resolutions and will of the Kashmiri people.

NC, PDP Ask India To Move Further To Resolve Kashmir Dispute

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In occupied Kashmir, the pro-India National Conference and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have welcomed the meeting between Hurriyet leaders and Pakistan PM’s Foreign Affairs Advisor Sartaj Aziz in New Delhi terming it a welcome step.
According to media sources, the NC leader and MP, Mehboob Beg in a media interview in Srinagar said: “Allowing Hurriyet leadership to meet the Pakistan PM’s advisor, Sartaj Aziz is a welcome step. The Government of India must encourage the Hurriyet leadership to go ahead with talks with Pakistani leadership.” 
The NC leader said there is no substitute to resolving the Kashmir dispute that has dampened the immense economic potential of the region for decades and bruised the body and soul of Kashmir. 
Meanwhile, the PDP also welcomed the meeting between Hurriyet leaders and Pakistan’s official. “We welcome the meeting between Hurriyet leaders and Pakistan officials in Delhi. This will be a good step towards settlement of Kashmir dispute,” PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti said while addressing a party convention at Kangan. 
She said that Delhi should announce Kashmir-specific Confidence Building Measures (CBMs) so that the trust of Kashmiris is rebuilt. “While development, rail, water etc is necessary, we cannot wish away the main demand of resolving Kashmir dispute”. She also castigated the NC-led regime for caging the Hurriyet leaders.

Pak Serious About Talks To Solve Kashmir Dispute: Prof Butt

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In occupied Kashmir, senior APHC leader Professor Abdul Ghani Butt has said that Pakistan is seriously considering opening up dialogue with India to set afoot a process to resolve the Kashmir dispute.
According to media sources, Professor Abdul Ghani Butt in a media interview in Srinagar said, “I think Pakistan is seriously considering opening up dialogue with India and with Kashmiris, so that a process is set afoot to resolve the Kashmir dispute in the larger interest of the people and for a brighter tomorrow and for the people of the entire South Asia region.” 
He was commenting on a question about his recent meeting with Pakistan PM’s advisor on Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz.
“Pakistan seeks settlement, Kashmiris seek settlement and India perhaps also seeks settlement of all the disputes… So if all these issues are to be addressed, you have to have a large heart, you have to have a deeper sense of responsibility, a higher level of understanding,” Butt added. Prof Butt was part of the four-member delegation, lead by APHC Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, which met Aziz in New Delhi on Sunday. Asked to share the specifics of the meeting, Butt said, “We discussed Kashmir as an issue. We discussed what we need to do. We felt that India and Pakistan will have to move together and resolve disputes through talks amicably in the larger interest of peace, stability and economic growth in the region.”
When asked whether any solution was reached upon during the meeting, the senior APHC leader said, “It was our first meeting with Sartaj Aziz. I think we need to do the talking, be it at the foreign ministers’ level, the prime ministers’ level or at the intellectual level. Be it in India or in Pakistan…If you view it from this perspective, talks are always good and talks should always produce results. But if you expect results in the first meeting, you are probably mistaken

Pak Serious About Talks To Solve Kashmir Dispute: Prof Butt

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In occupied Kashmir, senior APHC leader Professor Abdul Ghani Butt has said that Pakistan is seriously considering opening up dialogue with India to set afoot a process to resolve the Kashmir dispute.
According to media sources, Professor Abdul Ghani Butt in a media interview in Srinagar said, “I think Pakistan is seriously considering opening up dialogue with India and with Kashmiris, so that a process is set afoot to resolve the Kashmir dispute in the larger interest of the people and for a brighter tomorrow and for the people of the entire South Asia region.” 
He was commenting on a question about his recent meeting with Pakistan PM’s advisor on Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz.
“Pakistan seeks settlement, Kashmiris seek settlement and India perhaps also seeks settlement of all the disputes… So if all these issues are to be addressed, you have to have a large heart, you have to have a deeper sense of responsibility, a higher level of understanding,” Butt added. Prof Butt was part of the four-member delegation, lead by APHC Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, which met Aziz in New Delhi on Sunday. Asked to share the specifics of the meeting, Butt said, “We discussed Kashmir as an issue. We discussed what we need to do. We felt that India and Pakistan will have to move together and resolve disputes through talks amicably in the larger interest of peace, stability and economic growth in the region.”
When asked whether any solution was reached upon during the meeting, the senior APHC leader said, “It was our first meeting with Sartaj Aziz. I think we need to do the talking, be it at the foreign ministers’ level, the prime ministers’ level or at the intellectual level. Be it in India or in Pakistan…If you view it from this perspective, talks are always good and talks should always produce results. But if you expect results in the first meeting, you are probably mistaken