Srinagar, May 16 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the resistance leaders have slammed Israel for perpetrating genocide of innocent Palestinians protesting against the shifting of US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. According to media sources, the leaders in their separate statements also denounced the criminal silence of the world community and human rights organisations over the massacre of Palestinians in Gaza. Over 60 Palestinians have been killed and thousands wounded by the brutal Israeli forces during protests against the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem. The All Parties Hurriyat Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani in a statement condemning the US move said, “It is against the sovereignty of a nation like Palestine and against the set principles of the United Nations.” He urged the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to use its good offices to deter the policy of genocide of the weaker nations of the world at the hands of imperialistic powers. The chairman of Hurriyat forum and patron of Mutahida Majlis-e-Ulema, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said, “Israel’s open aggression against Palestinian people is the worst form of state terrorism which the world cannot ignore”. He said Kashmiris stand with the Palestinians at this hour of grief. The Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik, in his statement said, “Bloodbath in Palestine amounts to genocide of people supported by the international community. Israel by killing innocent Palestinians and the USs by supporting this carnage is actually promoting a human tragedy.” He said the international community in the same manner has been maintaining criminal silence over killings in occupied Kashmir. Senior APHC leader and the President of Jammu and Kashmir Anjuman Sharie Shian, Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi, condemned the massacre by the Israeli fascist forces in strongest words. Hurriyat leaders, Muhammad Yousuf Naqash, Javaid Ahmed Mir and Mushtaq-ul-Islam, in their statements also condemned the killing of innocent Palestinians by the Israeli forces. Dukhtaran-e-Millat in a statement asked whether the safety of the Palestinians was not the responsibility of the Arab rulers. Be it Kashmir or Palestine, Burma or Central Asia, the reason of Muslim genocide is their own follies, it added. KASHMIR VOICE
Srinagar, May 16 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, mobile Internet services continued to remain shut in south Kashmir’s Shopian district for sixteenth straight day on Wednesday. According to media sources, the residents told media that both the broadband and mobile Internet services were blocked in the area on 30th April, 2018 following civilian killings by the Indian troops in Pulwama. Because of the blockade, rumours are doing rounds that the clampdown would remain in force for a period of three months. Meanwhile, a patrolling party of Indian army came under attack in Tral area of Pulwama district, today. Official said that a group of attackers opened fire on the army’s 42 RR near Koil Shikargah forest area. On the other hand, unknown persons snatched a rifle from a policeman at the Kashmir University in Hazratbal area of Srinagar. Reports said that some unknown persons overpowered a policeman posted at the Rumi Gate of the varsity and fled with his rifle. The searches have been launched in the area to nab the assailants. An unidentified male body was recovered from Power Canal Fraw area in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district on Wednesday. KASHMIR VOICE
Srinagar, May 16 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the Martyrdom Week commenced, today, to mark the martyrdom anniversaries of prominent liberation leaders, Mirwaiz Molvi Muhammad Farooq, Khawaja Abdul Ghani Lone, and martyrs of Hawal. According to media sources, a large number of people attended the functions of the recitation of Holy Quran that were held at headquarters and other offices of the forum led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Awami Action Committee (AAC) in Srinagar and other towns. Special prayers were offered for Mirwaiz Molvi Muhammad Farooq, Khawaja Abdul Ghani Lone and martyrs of Hawal. The main function was organized at the AAC headquarters in Srinagar to pay tributes to Mirwaiz Molvi Muhammad Farooq, Khawaja Abdul Ghani Lone and other martyrs. It was attended by Hurriyet leaders, activists, Imams of various mosques, Ulema and various dignitaries. A function of Quran Khawani held at the headquarters of the Awami Action Committee was participated by Imams, Ulema and notable citizens. After Quran Khawani, the APHC Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, presided over a contest of recitation of Quran that was participated by students from the schools across the occupied territory. In the contest, Qari Israr-ul-Haq of Dar-ul-uloom Kanz-ul-Uloom, Ganderbal, Qari Talib Hussain of Dar-ul-Uloom Daudia, Srinagar, and Qari Manzoor Ahmed Mir of Saaadat-ul-Quran, Nagabal, took first, second and third positions respectively. Molvi Riyaz-ul-Haq Qasmi, Qari Muhammad Ishtiaq, Qari Aijaz Ahmed Maoodi, were judges of the contest. At the end, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq gave away cash prizes and trophies to the winning students. It was on 21st May in 1990, when unidentified gunmen shot at Mirwaiz Molvi Muhammad Farooq in Srinagar killing him on the spot. Seventy mourners were killed when Indian troops fired at his funeral procession in Hawal area of the city. Twelve years later, on the same day in 2002, Khawaja Abdul Ghani Lone was martyred by unknown attackers, when he was returning after addressing a gathering held at Mazar-e-Shuhada in Srinagar in connection with the martyrdom anniversary of Mirwaiz Molvi Muhammad Farooq. KASHMIR VOICE
Islamabad, May 16 (Kashmir Voice): Jammu and Kashmir Council for Human Rights (JKCHR) Chairman and a renowned Kashmiri jurist, Dr Nazir Gilani, has said that Indian Army does not have any mandate to be in Kashmir and the people of Jammu and Kashmir and their sympathizers have a right to fight to undo the Indian occupation.
According to media sources, Dr Nazir Gilani currently visiting Pakistan, while reacting to Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat’s statement that “Azadi will not happen, one can’t fight Army” has said that the statement did not carry any merit. He said that no army on earth had ever won a war against an unwilling people and Indian army was no exception. Dr Nazir Gilani pointed out that British army could not hold down the people of Indian sub-continent, Russian army could not hold down the Afghan people and Serb army could not hold down the people of Croatia and Bosnia. As such, he added, the fate of Indian army in the end would be no different in its war against the people of Kashmir and the erring soldiers would land in Hague for their war crimes. The JKCHR chairman underscored five interest groups that Indian army had to fight. The groups, he maintained, were pointed out by Britain in the Security Council on February 5, 1948. Dr Nazir Gilani said that the groups included the Kashmiris living at Srinagar, Muzaffarabad, Gilgit, five generations of Kashmiri refugees living in Pakistan and a huge Kashmiri diaspora spread all over the world. Dr Gilani emphasized that Gen Bipin Rawat’s army had no capacity to fight these elements and he had flagged himself as a future subject of war crimes. Giving details about the legal aspects regarding the Kashmir dispute Dr Nazir Gilani said that General Rawat’s army after the surrender of accession by India at the UN Security Council on 15 January 1948, for a UN supervised vote, had lost all legitimacy to stay in a part of the disputed State of Jammu and Kashmir. Under the first terms of admission into Jammu and Kashmir, Indian army had been designated as a supplement and a sub-ordinate army. The authorities of Indian occupied Kashmir reserve the right to terminate their presence in Kashmir, Dr Gilani added. The five interest groups identified by Britain at the UN Security Council have a right to re-group and fight against the Indian occupation. Dr Nazir Gilani emphasized, “Indian army does not have any mandate to be in Kashmir because one of the guarantees provided by Sheikh Abdullah in their favour, that the UN Commission would be there to watch them, is missing. In addition the presence of the Indian army in Kashmir remains in violation of the three UN restraints placed on their number, behaviour and location.” The JKCHR Chairman asked the Srinagar Government to reinstate the visa requirement for Indian citizens, which was unlawfully rescinded by the Prime Minister of a part of Kashmir on 31 March 1959, terminate the permission granted for the temporary admission of the Indian army and assume as a provisional, responsible and representative government designated in UN Resolutions. Dr Nazir Gilani asked the Government of Pakistan to report the erring behaviour of the Indian army chief to the United Nations and ensure that the self-defence of the people is not further compromised, by continuing the freeze of the five interest groups under UN Resolutions into a non-action. People of Jammu and Kashmir and their sympathizers have a right to fight to undo the Indian occupation. Dr Nazir Gilani asked the civil society of India to take cognizance of the statement of Indian Army chief and warn him that like General Harry Dyer, he would be consigned to the dust bin of history. If Jallianwala Bagh massacre could not dampen the resolve of Indian people, how would Indian Army fight the people in Kashmir? KASHMIR VOICE
Srinagar, May 15 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik held a meeting at the Hyderpora residence of the octogenarian leader and discussed a host of issues confronting the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
According to media sources, during the meeting, which lasted for an hour, deliberations took place over the prevailing situation especially in the backdrop of recent civilian killings in Shopian and Srinagar districts. The three leaders also discussed arrest and house detention of Hurriyat leaders and activists and expressed concern over the invoking of black law Public Safety Act on Hurriyat leaders for participating in the funeral prayers of the martyred Kashmiri youth. They described the move as a part of the conspiracy hatched by the Indian authorities to impose curbs even on condolence meetings by creating an atmosphere of threat and harassment in the territory. It is to mention here that the three leaders had joined hands in 2016 on the platform of Joint Resistance Leadership, wherefrom they have been leading the people’s uprising triggered by the martyrdom of popular youth leader, Burhan Muzaffar Wani, on July 08, 2016. Since then, most of the meetings have been held at Syed Ali Gilani’s residence, as he has been under continued house detention for the past more than eight years. KASHMIR VOICE
Srinagar, May 15 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference General Secretary, Ghulam Nabi Sumjhi, has appealed to the people and resourceful person of the society to donate towards the APHC for carrying its mission. According to media sources, Ghulam Nabi Sumjhi in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the APHC had always pursued the noble mission of helping unprivileged and those in distress. He said that for the last seven decades the people of occupied Kashmir had presented unparalleled sacrifices and nourished their freedom movement with their blood. “Hundreds are languishing in jails and detention centers and their families are in distress and looking for our help,” he said. The APHC General Secretary while appealing for charity donations for the Hurriyat in the month of Ramadan said, this is the month of patience, tolerance and sympathy and the Muslims all over the world donate generously in this month for their downtrodden brethren. “It is the month of charity and it creates a beautiful environment of helping each other,” he said. Ghulam Nabi Sumjhi appealed to the people to donate generously their Zakat, Sadaqat and other donations for the help of those on priority whose earnings have greatly been affected by the current wave of oppression, and disburse the donations accordingly. KASHMIR VOICE