Srinagar, September 18 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders on Monday paid glowing tributes to Ajaz Dar on his martyrdom anniversary. According to media sources, a Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party spokesperson in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the sacrifices of Kashmiri people for securing right to self-determination would not go waste. Bilal Sidiqee in a statement in Srinagar paid rich tributes to Shaheed Aijaz Dar, saying he was a great warrior and dedicated solider of movement. He said that Aijaz Dar remained always at forefront and nourished the cherished movement with his blood. Zafar Akbar Butt in his statement in Srinagar paid tributes to Shaheed Aijaz Dar. He said, “We have always pleaded the case of people and always advocated peaceful means to resolve Kashmir dispute. KASHMIR VOICE
Srinagar, September 18 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, APHC Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani has urged the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to play an active and effective role in resolving the issues faced by Muslim Ummah.
According to media sources, Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar, while welcoming the statement of OIC on Kashmir, hoped that the organization would leave no stone unturned and would play an effective role in world politics. “There is a dire need to represent the divine message of peace and righteousness of Islam, and OIC is the best platform to promulgate and promote this message,” he added. Denouncing the Indian statement against OIC, wherein it has said ‘’OIC has no locus standi on Kashmir’’, Gilani said India is deliberately overlooking the historical background and facts related to Kashmir dispute. While hailing OIC for its stand on Kashmir, he urged the Muslim body to raise Kashmir at all international forums. Appealing to its member countries, Syed Ali Gilani asked OIC to present a unanimously agreed resolution in UN for settlement of Palestine and Kashmir issues. Syed Ali Gilani while favouring peaceful political settlement and situations in Middle East, said that member countries should ask the UN Secretary General to find ways and means to stop those oppressive forces responsible for prevailing bloodshed in the region. Hailing the Bar Association for its moral support for its President, Advocate Mian Abdul Qayoom, he said that each and every section of society should resent and resist sinister designs and stand firm against unauthorized, baseless allegations and defamation campaign launched by the Indian NIA. Paying tributes to Shaheed Aijaz Dar on his 29th martyrdom anniversary, Syed Ali Gilani said that he was a great warrior and a front line solider in freedom movement. KASHMIR VOICE
Geneva, September 17 (Kashmir Voice): Palestinian and Kashmiri human rights defenders came together to urge the United Nations to take a stand on the right to self-determination.
According to media sources, Palestinian activist Rania Madi during a seminar in Geneva informed the Kashmiri representatives on the occasion that the Palestine issue was similar to the Kashmir issue.” They both shared the stage at UN building in Geneva in a panel discussion on the right to self-determination. Alfred de Zayas, a UN expert, joined the seminar and urged Kashmiri and Palestinian activists to persist in their demands saying, “The world will have to listen to them one day.” Altaf Wani, who is leading a Kashmir delegation to the 36th session of UN Human Rights Council, welcomed the message of the UN expert, and urged rights activists from Palestine and Kashmir to keep the pressure on world powers and international opinion. Hassan Banna and Professor Shagufta Ashraf, members of Kashmiri delegation highlighted the situation in Jammu and Kashmir from their perspectives. KASHMIR VOICE
Srinagar, September 17 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani has flayed the puppet coalition regime for their divide-and-rule policy, asking it to desist from stirring communal sentiments in the territory.
According to media sources, Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “Interference and meddling in religious matters is a serious matter” and denounced the lockdown of Jamia Masjid, Srinagar, and barring the devotees from offering prayers. He said, “Such actions cannot be justified.” Terming the prevailing situation in the occupied territory horrendous, Gilani said, “Imperialistic and tyrannical forces for their political gains always exploit situations and instigate and promote infighting among different ethnic sections in society.” Gilani asked the followers of different faiths and religions to join right to self-determination movement irrespective of their faith and religion so that the long pending Kashmir was resolved as per people’s aspirations. KASHMIR VOICE
Srinagar, September 17 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik have expressed resentment over repeated and arbitrary imposition of curfew and restrictions in Srinagar and lockdown of central Jamia Masjid of the city.
According to media sources, the leadership in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “Locking down the central Jamia Masjid especially on Fridays to bar people from all across the Valley to assemble and offer prayers is aimed at weakening the centrality and significance of the grand mosque. The historic Jamia Masjid is not only the spiritual centre of confluence for the people of Kashmir but also representative of their political consciousness and aspirations.” “It is a deliberate attempt to silence the voice of truth and justice, raised from the pulpit of this historic mosque. All roads are blocked with concertina wires and hundreds of police and paramilitary men are deployed on Fridays to convert the whole area into a garrison,” they added. “The frequent curfews and restrictions have also taken a serious toll on the trade and the other activities of the people in Srinagar, which is the oldest business hub in Kashmir, and they are incurring huge losses. Students of the area are also made to suffer as they are caged,” the leadership said. The leaders expressed serious concern over the continued policy of oppression and persecution of the people by the authorities in one form or other. KASHMIR VOICE