JRL Seeks Meaningful Dialogue for Kashmir Settlement

Srinagar, September 16 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the joint resistance leadership (JRL) has said that Kashmir is not a territorial dispute but a human and political issue and called for its settlement through dialogue among Pakistan, India and the genuine Kashmiri leadership.
According to media sources, the JRL comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik held a meeting at the Hyderpora residence of Syed Ali Gilani. A statement issued by the leadership said that this was the first time that the resistance leaders were allowed to meet together this year by the authorities. The leaders said that Hurriyat leadership was not averse to a sincere, meaningful and result-oriented dialogue for resolution of the lingering dispute. However, they deplored that instead of creating conducive environment for such a process, India sees the issue as a law and order and administrative problem and as such is focused on upgrading the police apparatus and enhancing military power by providing war-headed helicopters for use against the Kashmiri people who raise slogans for their right to self-determination. “This military approach results in continued killings, maiming, blinding and injuring of people. Political activists have been jailed and peaceful political activities are prohibited. Every nook and corner of the territory has been turned into a garrison and a battlefield,” they said. In this grim situation of oppression, they said, the rhetoric to hold a dialogue for the permanent resolution of the Kashmir dispute is an excuse to flee from the dialogue table and put the onus on the resistance leadership. “The leadership as custodian of innumerable sacrifices in terms of half a million lives lost and enforced disappearances, chastity of women violated, thousands of people especially youth incarcerated and languishing in jails and tortured, while property worth millions destroyed does not want it to come to naught but seeks a result-oriented and meaningful dialogue that leads to fulfilling the will and aspirations of the people of Kashmir. As all human beings world over we also desire peace and prosperity,” the statement said. The JRL represents the sacred sentiments of people demanding right to self-determination and urges the need between two nuclear neighbours to defuse the high danger of widespread destruction of human life and property in the wake of any clash between them and appeals them to engage with each other for resolution of their issues, it added. KASHMIR VOICE
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Syed Ali Gilani Flays ED for Summoning Dr Bilqees to Delhi

Srinagar, September 16 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani has condemned the repeated summoning of Dr Bilqees Shah, the wife of illegally detained senior APHC leader, Shabbir Ahmed Shah, by India’s Enforcement Directorate (ED) to its head office in Delhi.
According to media sources, Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the purpose of such illogical actions of ED was to prolong the illegal detention of Hurriyat and create a frightful atmosphere among their families and other pro-freedom people. He also condemned the unnecessary harassment caused to incarcerated Hurriyat leader, Ghulam Muhammad Khan Sopori, at Kot Bhalwal Jail in Jammu by the Enforcement Department. Te APHC Chairman also paid rich tributes to the two youth who were martyred by Indian troops in Nawgam area of Srinagar on Thursday. KASHMIR VOICE

JKLF-R Expresses Concern over Detainees’ Plight

Srinagar, September 16 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front-R (JKLF-R) has expressed concern over the plight of Kashmiri political detainees languishing in different jails of India and the occupied territory.
According to media sources, the JKLF-R Chief Patron, Barrister Abdul Majeed Tramboo, in a statement issued in Srinagar condemned the jail authorities for not allowing the family members of illegally detained party Chairman, Farooq Ahmad Dar, to meet him in New Delhi’s Tihar Jail. He said, “No medical facilities are provided to Kashmiri detainees lodged in Tihar jail. All political detainees languishing in the jails outside the Kashmir Valley are facing immense hardships and their families are not allowed to meet them.” KASHMIR VOICE
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Indian NIA Gives Clean Chit to IOK HCBA President

Srinagar, September 16 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the High Court Bar Association has said that India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) has given clean chit to its President, Mian Abdul Qayoom, after subjecting him to harassment and questioning in New Delhi.
According to media sources, the HCBA in a statement issued in Srinagar said that all allegations against Qayoom as displayed by some Indian TV Channels had been found baseless and unfounded. Meanwhile, the HCBA has thanked the office-holders of all Bar Associations of the territory for extending full support to Mian Abdul Qayoom and for observing complete strike on Thursday and Friday to express solidarity with him. Earlier, the members of High Court Bar Association staged protest on Friday against the summoning of Mian Qayoom by NIA. The protesting lawyers said that Mian Qayoom had been called to Delhi several times without any reason or charge. “Freedom is our sentiment. Freedom is our national physiology. We can never compromise our rights and interests. We want secure future for the people in Pakistan, for the people in India, and for the people in Jammu and Kashmir,” they said. The HCBA also condemned the biased reporting of some of New Delhi media saying “We are thankful to them to show us the real face of India towards the Kashmiris”. KASHMIR VOICE
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Hurriyat Forum Decries Lockdown of Srinagar Jamia Masjid

Srinagar, September 16 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the Hurriyat forum led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has strongly denounced the puppet authorities for placing its Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq under house detention and locking down the Jamia Masjid Srinagar for second consecutive Friday.
According to media sources, the Hurriyat form spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar condemned the undemocratic and anti-Muslim decision to lock down the Jamia Masjid barring people from offering Friday prayers in the mosque. He said, “Once again strict curfew was imposed in downtown Srinagar turning the entire area into a military fortress by deploying police and paramilitary personnel in huge numbers and causing distress to the residents of the area.” KASHMIR VOICE

Desecration of Bodies Highly Condemnable: Khurram Pervez

Srinagar, September 16 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, human rights activist, Khurram Pervez, has said that the desecration of bodies of killed youth by Indian troops is highly condemnable and is considered a big offence under international laws.
According to media sources, a video, which appeared on social media on Thursday evening, shows the Indian soldiers posing for pictures with their feet upon the bodies of two youth after killing them in Nowgam area of Srinagar. The video was probably shot by one of the soldiers that killed the youth during a military operation. Khurram Pervez in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “It’s highly condemnable under Geneva conventions but here in Kashmir, forces are committing it just like it is a normal because nobody has opposed them.” He said the violations of the act have not occurred for the first time. The troops have been captured on video desecrating the bodies of mujahideen after killing them. A few months ago a video went viral on social media showing forces firing bullets on the bodies of two mujahideen that had been killed in a siege and search operation. Meanwhile, the United Jehad Council and Dukhtaran-e-Millat have paid rich tributes to the two youth martyred by Indian troops in Nowgam. The UJC Chief, Syed Salahuddin, in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “Freedom struggle will continue till it reached its logical conclusion.” The Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) General Secretary, Nahida Nasreen, in her statement in Srinagar paying homage to the youth said that their sacrifices would not be allowed to go waste. KASHMIR VOICE