Srinagar, August 16 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani, has said that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Kashmir remarks in his Independence Day speech are nothing but a well-scripted and stage-managed drama.
According to media sourcese, the Indian Prime Minister in his speech said that only a warm and affectionate embrace, not bullets and abuses will resolve Kashmir. Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar said that personally Vajpayee may be a saintly figure for India and may have a liberal and realistic image but Narendra Modi had grown up and had been nourished by the Sangh Parivar ideology. Modi’s mindset and psyche is that of a staunch RSS follower as he basically belongs to this ideology, he added. The APHC Chairman said, “In Vajpayee tenure the mantra of jamhooriyat carried the same meaning and message of blood spilling of innocent people in the streets as is being done by the Modi brigade today. ‘Insaniyat’ we have been testing for the last seven decades and his slogan was as hollow and deceitful as of others. This myth and rhetoric of presenting Vajpayee with a more human heart which beats for the helpless and suppressed Kashmiris is being propagated in such a high pitch that even common Kashmiris treat him as their ‘masiha’ and ‘well-wisher’.” Syed Ali Gilani said, Modi’s magical speech may be celebrated by his own people and his stooges anywhere but Kashmiris have been witnessing their real face for decades and are well aware of the beasts and criminals in the democratic veil. Referring to Governor N N Vohra’s dialogue gimmicks, Syed Ali Gilani said, “Chief ministers, governors and other faces of Indian imperialism should restrict themselves to the job assigned to them and these mightier and gigantic issues like Kashmir are beyond their acumen and they should not try to poke their nose in these issues.” “Converting the whole territory into garrison, unabated killings and countless arrests and then cunningly advocating the process of dialogue is nothing but a joke to be laughed at,” the APHC Chairman maintained. KASHMIR VOICE
London, August 16 (Kashmir Voice): British Kashmiris and Sikhs assembled outside the India High Commission in London to mark India’s Independence Day as Black Day and o protest against the state terrorism of Modi administration.
According to media sourcese, the protesters raised slogans in favour of Kashmir’s freedom from Indian occupation. They demanded of the international community and human rights organizations to play role in stopping Indian state terrorism in occupied Kashmir. The protesters ware holding placards describing India as a big terrorist country and were raising slogans against Indian brutalities in occupied Kashmir. Addressing the protesters Professor Nazir Ahmed Shawl said that India was trying to change the demography of occupied Kashmir by abrogating the Article 35-A of the Indian Constitution to pave the way for settling Indian citizens in the territory. The people of Kashmir are determined to defend their identity and rights, he added. Others who addressed on the occasion included Ranjit Singh and Chaudhry Dilpazeer. KASHMIR VOICE
Srinagar, August 16 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Muslim League (JKML) has said that unfurling Indian flag under the siege of occupation forces inside the four walls of Bakhshi Stadium will not affect the disputed nature of Jammu and Kashmir.
According to media sourcese, the JKML General Secretary Mohammad Rafiq Ganai in a statement in Srinagar said from last almost seven decades the people of Kashmir have not given any importance to the futile exercise. He India should realize the ground situation and show seriousness towards Kashmir dispute and should fulfill the promises made by its leadership with the people of Kashmir of giving them their right to self-determination. Muhammad Rafiq Ganai said that the Kashmiri people never bow down before India and didn’t accept its occupation despite facing the worst kind of its brutalities. He said there is no guarantee of peace in the region without the settlement of Kashmir dispute in accordance with the aspirations of the Kashmiri people. He said that the Indian leadership should come forward and initiate the dialogue process with the real stakeholders to resolve the long pending dispute. KASHMIR VOICE
Srinagar, August 16 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Salvation Movement (JKSM) has condemned the authorities for turning the entire Valley into a military garrison.
According to media sourcese, Hurriyat leader and the JKSM Chairman, Zafar Akbar Butt in a statement in Srinagar said the arrests, cordon and search operations and harassment of Hurriyat leaders and activists cannot suppress the freedom sentiment of Kashmiri people. He said on one side India was celebrating its Independence Day and on the other, Indian forces were committing atrocities on the Kashmiri people to intimidate them and silence their voice for their basic right. He said complete boycott of 15th August celebration by people of occupied Kashmir is a clear message and referendum to New Delhi. He said, “New Delhi should read writing on the wall and settle the lingering Kashmir dispute according to the will of Kashmiri people.” Zafar Akbar Butt appealed to world human rights bodies to play role in mitigating the sufferings of the people of Kashmir and help stop Indian state terrorism in occupied Kashmir. Meanwhile, Hurriyat leader and the Chairman of Islami Tanzeem-e-Azadi, Abdul Samad Inqilabi in a statement said that Kashmir was a disputed territory and needed political settlement according to the aspirations of the Kashmiri people. He said that the people of Kashmir demonstrated complete unity and solidarity on August 5 and 6 against India’s attempts to abrogate Article 35-A, which grants special status to the citizens of Kashmir. He said that the people of Kashmir would not compromise on their rights and would continue their struggle for securing their right to self-determination till complete success. KASHMIR VOICE
Srinagar, August 16 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, four Indian troops were injured in an attack in Kupwara district, today.
According to media sourcese, the troops came under attack when they launched a cordon and search operation in Nowgam area of the district. The injured troops were evacuated to a nearby medical facility. Soon after the incident, the occupation authorities rushed more troops and police personnel who intensified searches in the area. Meanwhile, Indian troops launched siege and search operations in Jhanger area of Rajouri district and at Tujjar Shareef in Sopore town. KASHMIR VOICE