Jammu, October 19 (Kashmir Voice): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the representative body of Jammu based Muslims, the Jammu Muslim Front (JMF) has welcomed the decision of local political parties to fight united for the restoration of the IIOJK’s special status under Article 370 and Article 35A.
According to media sources, the JMF in a statement issued in Jammu added that the front stood for the reinstatement of the rights of all residents of Kashmiri people irrespective of any discrimination.
“The coming together of J&K parties to fight a constitutional battle to restore the rights of the people including Ladakh is a welcome step,” the statement said.
The JMF appealed to the newly formed alliance to increase its ambit and take every section of society in confidence so that in real sense it should represent people’s movement. KASHMIR VOICE
Srinagar, October 19 (Kashmir Voice): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, rejecting the assertions of Indian Home Minister Amit Shah about IIOJK status, local political parties have asked in unison for restoration of August 4, 2019 position with Articles 370 and 35-A well in place in their true spirit.
According to media sources, Jammu and Kashmir National Conference leader, Justice (retired) Hasnain Masoodi reacting to the Amit Shah’s statement said, “Statehood is meaningless for us. Indian government should first restore the Pre-August 5 position. They have unilaterally eroded the special status of J&K which was very unconstitutional step by India. National Conference will fight for the restoration of pre August 5 position.” He added that National Conference believed that IIOJK had internal and external dimensions. It sought pre 1953 position and pitched for talks to address what it called external dimension.
J&K Congress Chief Ghulam Ahmed Mir said that Amit Shah should also remember his lack of development as ground on which he divided the territory. From last 14 months, nothing is happening on the ground. People of all faiths and regions are angry over the decision, he said.
“Indian government should restore the pre August 5, 2019 position. They should first conduct assembly elections and then there will be debate in assembly and people will decide what they want,” he added.
Peoples Democratic Front (PDF) Chairman Hakim Mohammad Yasin while addressing a party meeting in Srinagar said that restoration of statehood without Article 370 and 35-A) would be meaningless. He said, “It is not the case of mere statehood but restoration of Article 370 and Article 35-A is must as special status is the political identity of Jammu and Kashmir”.
Amit Shah had said that the Indian government would not take long to restore statehood to IIOJK. KASHMIR VOICE
Islamabad, October 19 (Kashmir Voice): In total embarrassment to Modi-led fascist Indian government’s boasting about so-called conquests in different fields, India ranked 94 among 107 nations in the Global Hunger Index 2020 and was in the serious hunger category.
According to media sources, experts blamed poor implementation processes, lack of effective monitoring and siloed approach in tackling malnutrition for the low ranking. Last year, India’s rank was 102 out of 117 countries
Seventeen nations, including China, Belarus, Ukraine, Turkey, Cuba and Kuwait, shared the top rank with GHI scores of less than five, the website of the Global Hunger Index, that tracks hunger and malnutrition, said. Neighbouring Bangladesh, Myanmar and Pakistan ranked higher than India in this year’s hunger index.
According to the report, 14 per cent of India’s population was undernourished. It also showed the country recorded a 37.4 per cent stunting rate among children under five and a wasting rate of 17.3 per cent. The under-five mortality rate stood at 3.7 per cent. Wasting is children who have low weight for their height, reflecting acute undernutrition. Stunting is children under the age of five who have low height for their age, reflecting chronic undernutrition.
Purnima Menon, a senior research fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute, New Delhi, said, “Every fifth child born in India is in Uttar Pradesh. So if you have a high level of malnutrition in a state that has a high population, it contributes a lot to India’s average. Obviously, then, India’s average will be slow to move.”
GHI score is calculated on four indicators—undernourishment; child wasting, the share of children under the age of five who are wasted—who have low weight for their height reflecting acute undernutrition); child stunting, children under the age of five who have low height for their age reflecting chronic undernutrition; and child mortality—the mortality rate of children under the age of five. KASHMIR VOICE
New Delhi, October 19 (Kashmir Voice): The challenge from China, Nepal and other neighboring countries is not yet over, when India has started witnessing fights between its own states with armed clash between Assam and Mizoram being the latest one, which left many people injured form both sides.
According to media sources, the clashes took place between the people in Kolasib district of Mizoram and Cachar district of Assam. The tension continued to prevail between the two states till the news story was filed.
The angry people from Mizoram entered Lailapur area of Assam and set on fire dozens of houses in response to an armed attack by a large number of people from Assam in Vairengte area of Mizoram on Saturday evening.
The officials said that Indian Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla had to intervene between the two states to control the situation.
The two states are often at loggerheads over the boundary, which they dispute.
Mizoram Chief Secretary Lalnunmawia Chuaungo said that the state government has consented to the formation of a boundary commission and officially intimated the matter to Delhi.
He said that the core committee constituted by the state government in connection with the state boundary is studying and assessing old maps and documents.
Srinagar, October 19 (Kashmir Voice): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, an Indian trooper was injured in an attack by unknown persons in Pulwama, today.
According to media sources, the man associated with Indian paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) suffered injuries after attackers opened fire on a joint patrolling party of CRPF and Indian police in Gangoo area of the district. The injured CRPF man has been hospitalised.
On Sunday, a CRPF officer was also injured in a grenade attack in Tral area of the district. He was rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment. KASHMIR VOICE
Srinagar, October 19 (Kashmir Voice): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Indian state terrorism continues to wreak havoc on the Kashmiris’ lives as no day passes without witnessing the killing of a few innocent youth at the hands of brutal Indian forces.
An analytical report released by Kashmir Media Service, today, referred to the ‘Black Lives Matter’ trend, triggered by just one incident of the killing of a black man by a white police officer in the United States, and deplored the silence of the international community over the loss of thousands of Kashmiri lives by communal forces of Modi-led fascist India.
“If killing of a black is racism what about Kashmiris, victims of Modi’s fascism and racism,” the report asked whether Kashmiris are not humans and their lives do not matter.
The KASHMIR VOICE report made a mention of the stifling siege imposed by Indian Army in IIOJK on August 5, 2019, that has reduced the territory to the biggest prison of the world and questioned as to how long will Kashmiris face humiliation.
“Isn’t it time to come to their rescue,” the report asked adding that India must be clearly told that Kashmir is not its internal matter but a global issue and that all lives matter including black lives and lives of the Kashmiri people because ‘right to live” is applicable to all human beings including the humanity in occupied Kashmir. KASHMIR VOICE