Srinagar, September 08 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders have expressed concern over the genocide of Rohingya Muslims and asked the government of Myanmar to take steps towards stopping the killing of minority communities in the country.
According to media sources, Hurriyat leaders, Shabbir Ahmad Dar, Muhammad Iqbal Mir, Muhammad Ahsan Untoo, Imtiyaz Ahmad Reshi and Ghulam Nabi War in a joint statement issued in Srinagar urged the world community to take effective step and take notice of reports of mass killing of Muslims in Myanmar. Hurriyat leader, Javaid Ahmad Mir, in his statement issued in Srinagar expressed concern over the worst type of atrocities on the Muslims in Myanmar and said that the silence adopted by the European countries and the United Nations over the matter was unfortunate. He said Indian government by using the military might is subjugating the people of Kashmir. He said that India held several accords with Pakistan and made promises to resolve the Kashmir dispute but even after the passage of seven decades, the people of Kashmir were still awaiting to exercise their right to self-determination. The spokesman of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Freedom League (JKPFL) in a statement issued in Srinagar expressed concern over the mass killing of Rohingya Muslims and urged the international community to take notice of the barbarism against the Muslim community in Myanmar. He said that brutalities on the Rohingya Muslims were an eye-opener for the international human rights organizations. KASHMIR VOICE
Jammu, September 08 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, normal life was affected in Chenab Valley, today, due to shutdown called against the killing of Rohingya Muslims and provocative statements of the Indian government over the Rohingya refugee issue.
According to media sources, shops and other business establishments and private schools of Muslim community remained closed due to the shutdown in Bhaderwah, Doda, Kishtwar and Thathri areas. The shutdown call was given by Anjuman-e-Islamia Bhaderwah, Markazi Seerat Committee Doda, Majlis-e-Shoura Kishtwar, Anjuman Islamia Bhalessa and Thathri to protest against the merciless killings of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar by the government forces and mobs. The shutdown was also called to show resentment against Indian government for harassing Rohingya refugees and threatening to forcibly deport them at the behest of RSS. “This is really unfortunate that India, which calls itself as the largest democracy, is harassing and threatening to forcibly deport Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar, where hundreds of them are being killed every day and surprisingly the United Nations and human rights organizations have maintained a criminal silence, which is really unfortunate and uncalled for,” said Pervaiz Ahmed Sheikh, President of Anjuman-e-Islamia Bhadarwah. Shutdown is also being observed in Banihal town of Ramban district. All shops and other business establishments remained closed in Banihal town while traffic was off the road to protest the killing and persecution of Muslims in the Rakhine state of Myanmar. The High Court Bar Association of occupied Kashmir also staged a protest in Srinagar to denounce the killings. KASHMIR VOICE
Srinagar, September 08 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the puppet authorities disallowed Friday prayers at Jamia Masjid in Srinagar, today, by sealing the area to prevent pro-Rohingya protests.
According to media sources, the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, who delivers weekly sermon at the historic mosque, strongly denounced the authorities’ action. The Mirwaiz himself could offer Juma prayers as he is under house arrest since yesterday. Authorities imposed restrictions in several areas today to thwart protests against the killings of Rohingya Muslims. All roads leading to the historic mosque were sealed by rolls of concertina wires, witnesses said. No one was allowed to cross the barricades, they said. In a couple of tweets, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq denounced the puppet administration’s move to seal the area. “Protest against #RohingyaMuslimsGenocide severe restrictions imposed in downtown Srinagar, even children barred from going to schools,” he wrote. KASHMIR VOICE
Srinagar, September 05 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, protests were held in Pulwama and Kulgam districts to express solidarity with the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. According to media sources, lawyers and students took out two separate protest rallies in Pulwama town against the persecution of Rohingya Muslims. The rallies were organised and taken out by Pulwama Bar Association and students of Government Boys Degree College Pulwama. Several lawyers and hundreds of students hit the main town in Pulwama and chanted slogans in favor of Rohingyas and demanded an end to the violence. Protests were also held in Kulgam district against the killings and persecution of Rohingya Muslims. The youth staged a march and raised slogans against the Myanmar government. KASHMIR VOICE
Srinagar, September 05 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, Indian police arrested Tehreek-e- Hurriyat leader, Umar Aadil Dar at Nowgam in Srinagar, today. According to media sources, Omar Aadil Dar has been shifted to Humhama Police Station in Srinagar. The Tehreek-e-Hurriyat leader has been arrested on fake charges filed against him. Meanwhile, a Tehreek-e-Hurriyat spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar condemned the arrest of Aadil Dar. KASHMIR VOICE
Jammu, September 05 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, former member of so-called Kashmir Assembly, and Chief Patron of Jammu and Kashmir Peace and Solidarity Forum, Sheikh Abdul Rehman lambasted the puppet for its failure on all fronts.
According to media sources, talking to reporters in Jammu Sheikh Abdul Rehman said there is a visible contradiction in the policies and programmes among the coalition partners which has paralyzed the administration with the result the problems of the people have been compounded. He said the machinations of the Bharatiya Janata Party to repeal this constitutional proviso through a judicial process will not be allowed to succeed. Referring to a weak defense being put up by the PDP-BJP regime in its counter-affidavit in the apex court, Sheikh said that both the coalition partners were using Article 35A as per their specific agendas. “While the BJP is playing to galleries across the country by whipping up passions on this issue, the PDP is trying to involve the defenders of Article 35A by pretending to be serious in safeguarding this constitutional guarantee,” he said. Sheikh cautioned against the conspiracies being hatched by the BJP to dispense with Article 370 and Article 35A as per their well-stitched strategy. He said people of Chenab valley of Jammu region will protect the special rights to Jammu and Kashmur at any cost. KASHMIR VOICE