Srinagar, November 15 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, a complete shutdown marked by protests was observed in Khanmoh area of Srinagar against the arrest of two brothers during a raid by Indian forces on their house in the city, on Tuesday.
According to media sources, scores of people took to the streets and staged protests against the arrests. The protesters said that the youth were innocent and were arrested without any reason. All shops and business establishments were closed and transport was off the road in the area. Indian forces arrested the two brothers identified as Hilal Ahmad Ganai and Muhammad Iqbal Ganai during raids on Tuesday night. Meanwhile, shutdown was also observed in Awantipora area of Pulwama district against the anti-people policies of the occupational authorities. All shops and other business establishments remained closed in the town. KASHMIR VOICE
Srinagar, November 15 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir Chairman, Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai, has condemned the slapping of draconian law, Public Safety Act on senior APHC leader Masarrat Aalam Butt, for the 37th times, and the filing of charge-sheet by National Investigation Agency against Dukhtarn-e-Millat Chief, Aasiya Andrabi and her two associates in an NIA Court in New Delhi.
According to media sources, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai in a statement issued in Srinagar hailed the exemplary role played by pro-freedom leaders, Masarrat Aalam Butt, Aasiya Andrabi, Nahida Nasreen and Fahmeeda Sofi. He condemned the sinister designs of NIA to lodge a baseless case against Aasiya Andrabi and her associates. Sehrai said, political dissent in Kashmir is responded either through military violence or illegal detentions. Under harsh laws like Public Safety Act (PSA), Sehrai added, the authorities have imprisoned hundreds of Kashmiri youth, leaders and activists. Arrests and unleashing the reign of terror on masses can only pave the way for resentment which would have serious consequences, he warned. “New Delhi and its local stooges must understand this simple reality that Kashmir dispute will not be written off from the pages of history by using brute force on Kashmiri people,” he said. He said the slapping of PSAs on pro-freedom leaders and activists have always been a tool of the rulers to try and force the people and leadership into submission. Terming it as political vendetta, the TeH chairman said that arresting and slapping PSAs on resistance leaders and shifting them to outside jails is highly undemocratic act and deserves strong condemnation. Meanwhile, Democratic Freedom Party in a statement also condemned the slapping of 37th PSA on Muslim League Chairman Masarrat Aalam Butt adding that the PSA had become a tool of suppression and oppression. The party also denounced the called charge-sheet against Dukhtaran-e-Millat chief Aasiya Andrabi and her associates. KASHMIR VOICE
Srinagar, November 15 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the family members of Maqsood Ahmad Khan, a resident of Badgam, have denounced the authorities for his continued detention under draconian, Public Safety Act (PSA) and demanded his immediate release.
According to media sources, the family members of Maqsood Ahmad Khan in a media interview in Srinagar said he was arrested on March 28, this year, and was slapped with draconian PSA. The wife of Maqsood Ahmad Khan, Mubeena Begum said that the arrest of her husband has badly affected the education of three children studying in primary classes. She said that their results had been stopped due to non-payment of school fee. Suhaib Maqsood, the elder son of Maqsood, on the occasion said becoming a doctor is his dream but the arrest of his father has disappointed him. He demanded the release of his father so that he could continue his education. KASHMIR VOICE
London, November 15 (Kashmir Voice): The participants of All-Party Kashmir Conference have called upon the United Nations to play its decisive role in realizing the right to self-determination of the Kashmiri people.
According to media sources, the Jammu and Kashmir Right to Self Determination International organized the conference, held at the committee room of British Parliament in London with Raja Nijabat Hussain in chair. The participants expressed concern over serious human rights violations by Indian forces in occupied Kashmir. AJK Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider participated in the conference as chief guest while MP Chris Lees and Lord Nazir Ahmad attended it as special guests. The participants discussed the report released by All Parliamentarians Group on Kashmir. Meanwhile, the UK Member of Parliament from Oldham, Debbie Abrahams has been elected the new Chairperson of All Parties Kashmir Parliamentary Group (APKPG) in the UK parliament. The other office-bearers included Lord Nazir Ahmad, President, Lord Qurban Hussain, Secretary, shadow minister MP, Barrister Imran Hussain, senior vice president, MP, Jack Bariton, vice chairman, shadow minister MP, Afzal Khan, vice chairman. The new office bearers were elected by the members of All Parties Kashmir Parliamentary Group (APKPG) in the UK parliament. The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Right to Self Determination International, Raja Najabat Hussain, secretary general, Muhammad Azam, UK Councillor, Yasmeen Dar, chairperson from Manchester, Rubina Khan, chairperson from London, Shahida Jaral Khan, Pameela Ashraf Malik, Noreen Ahmad, Naila Sharif and Naghmana Kanwal Sheikh in a joint statement welcomed the new office-bearers and expressed the hope that they would include more MPs in the group. KASHMIR VOICE
Srinagar, November 15 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC), Syed Ali Gilani, today, visited Dorru area of Sopore to express solidarity with his daughter over the sad demise of her husband, Ghulam Hassan Makhdoomi, on Tuesday.
According to media sources, Shafeeqa, the eldest daughter of Syed Ali Gilani, lives in Dooru village of Sopore. Syed Ali Gilani remains under illegal house arrest for the past 10 years and is not even allowed to step out of his house. He is not even permitted to offer the Juma prayers in masjid. However, after his son-in-law’s death, the authorities permitted him to visit Sopore. Ghulam Hassan Makhdoomi, the eldest son-in-law of Gilani passed away on Tuesday at Soura hospital in Srinagar after prolonged illness Delegations of Pairwan-e-Wilyayat led by Sibt Muhammad Shabbir and Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza also visited Sopore to condole the death of Makhdoomi with his family members. Earlier, a delegation of Jamaat-e-Islami of occupied Kashmir led by its Ameer, Dr Abdul Hameed Fayaz met Syed Ali Gilani at his Hyderpora residence and condoled with him on the death of his son-in-law. KASHMIR VOICE