Another Indian Soldier Commits Suicide in IIOJK

Another Indian Soldier Commits Suicide in IIOJK
Srinagar, March 04 (Kashmir Voice): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, an Indian soldier committed suicide in Srinagar, today.
According to media sources, the Indian army soldier of Raj Rifle committed suicide by hanging himself to death near JCO point, Badami Bagh Cantonment, in the city. Two Indian solders including Lt Colonel committed suicides yesterday in the territory. The Indian officer told media men that investigation had been started to ascertain the reasons behind the extreme step. The latest incident raised the number of such deaths among Indian troops and police personnel in the occupied territory to 493 since January 2007. KASHMIR VOICE

NC Denounces 2 Separate Waqf Boards in IIOJK

NC Denounces 2 Separate Waqf Boards in IIOJK
Srinagar, March 04 (Kashmir Voice): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir National Conference (JKNC) has taken a strong exception to the announcement of the Indian Minority Affairs minister on setting up of two separate Waqf Boards for Sunni and Shia sects in Kashmir and Ladakh.
According to media sources, the NC spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar termed the measure unacceptable and gross interference in the religious affairs of the Muslim community. The move will create further discontent among people, he added.
“The proposed move is unacceptable as it amounts to interference in our religious affairs. Waqf boards are part and parcel of the social and cultural life of adherents of Islam and, therefore, inappropriate for the Indian government to interfere. Our party has been consistent in its view that the waqf bodies should be allowed to work autonomously bereft of any control from the government,” he said.
Reacting to the remarks of the Indian minister that there were no Waqf boards in Jammu and Kashmir, he said, “Auqaf trust was first established by Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah as Muslim Auqaf Trust, and continued to operate sans government control for decades. It was only in 2002 that Auqaf was put into the government hands. As far as Shia Waqf is concerned, it too is being run autonomously.” KASHMIR VOICE