Tributes to Tufail Matto on Martyrdom Anniversary

Srinagar, June 11 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders have paid glowing homage to Tufail Ahmad Matto on his 8th death anniversary.
According to media sources, Tufail Mattoo, a student of 9th class, was killed after being hit by a teargas shell fired by Indian police near Ghani Memorial Stadium in Srinagar on this day in 2010 when he was returning home from tuition. His killing had triggered massive anti-India demonstrations in the territory and over 120 protesters were martyred by Indian troops and police personnel within a period of three months in 2010. Imtiyaz Ahmad Reshi, Ghulam Mohmmad Mir, Javaid Ahmad Mir, Mohmmad Yousuf Naqash, Bashir Kashmiri, Khawaja Firdous and Javaid Ghazi Baba and others visited Martyrs Graveyard Eidgah.
Father of Tufail Matto and Wamiq Farooq were present.
On the occasion the Hurriyat leaders said that the sacrifices of Kashmiri martyrs would not be allowed to go waste and their mission would be accomplished at all costs. They said that the sacrifices of Kashmiri martyrs had centre-staged the Kashmir dispute at the international level. They reiterated the pledge to continue the liberation struggle, despite all odds. They said that New Delhi had failed to suppress the voice of Kashmiris by force since 1947. They said eight years passed the family of Tufail Matto is waiting for justice. They also participated in Fateha Khawani. Meanwhile on the directions of Syed Ali Gilani a delegation comprising of Syed Mohammad Shafi, Mohammad Shafi Lone and Imtiaz Ahmad Shah visited Tufail Mato’s family and paid tributes and expressed sympathy with grieved family. Chief patron of the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front-R, Barrister Abdul Majeed Trambu in a statement issued in Srinagar, paying rich tributes to Tufail Matto and Wamiq Farooq on their anniversaries, reiterated the pledge to take the mission of martyrs to its logical end. “We will not forget the warm blood of our young martyrs and we will strive hard to achieve the goal for which they have sacrificed their lives,” said Trambu.
The JKLF leader, Bashir Ahmad Kashmiri participated in the prayers meeting held at Mazar-e-Shuhada Eidgah, organized for innocent martyr Tufail Ahmad Matoo. A delegation of Tehreek-e-Muzahamat led by General Secretary, Muhammad Salim Zargar and comprised Sheikh Musaib and Reyaz Ahmed, today, visited Saida Kadal Rainawari and expressed sympathies with the brave and courageous family of the martyr, Tufail Matto. KASHMIR VOICE
Tufail Matto

Talks Only Solution of Kashmir Dispute: Zamrooda

Srinagar, June 11 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairperson of Kashmir Tehreek-e-Khawateen, Zamrooda Habib has said that Kashmir dispute can only be resolved through meaningful and result-oriented tripartite dialogue.
According to media sources, Zamrooda Habib addressing a party meeting in Srinagar said that the role of Kashmiri women in settlement of the dispute could not be neglected and they must also be taken into confidence. She said Kashmir Tehreek-e-Khawateen is an organized platform and could play important role in resolution of the lingering Kashmir dispute. The participants of the meeting reiterated the pledge to continue liberation struggle till taking it to its logical conclusion. KASHMIR VOICE
Zamrooda habib

Kashmiri Prisoners Scripting New History of Resistance: JKDFP

Srinagar, June 11 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has expressed concern over the plight of political prisoners including its Chairman, Shabbir Ahmad Shah.
According to media sources, the JKDFP Secretary General, Maulana Mohammad Abdullah Tari in a statement in Srinagar reiterated that Kashmir dispute needed to be resolved keeping in view its historical perspective to end all mayhem and bloodshed in Kashmir. He expressed dismay over the current human rights situation in the disputed territory and said negative tendencies lead to the ruining of human values. He urged the need to understand the value of human lives, dignity and honour. He said negative tendencies have made the Indian leadership to prolong their illegal occupation of Kashmir and it is leading to a situation where youth find no way out than to take the path of gun. The DFP Secretary General said Kashmiri people are celebrating Eid-al-Fitr in a situation where human rights violations at the hands of the men in uniform are at its highest. “We have lost hundreds of our youngsters in recent past and the occupational forces have damaged properties worth cores. Hundreds of people including JKDFP chief Shabir Shah are languishing in different jails only for advocating right to self determination”, he deplored. Maulana Tari appealed people of Kashmir to hold special prayers for those languishing in jails including Shabbir Shah and do whatever they can for kith and kin of the martyrs prior to Eid so that they can also celebrate Eid though without their loved ones. Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir Salvation Movement Chairman Zafar Akbar Butt under mass contact programme addressed different condolences meetings at Civil Lines in Srinagar. KASHMIR VOICE
Shabir Ahmed Dar JKDFP

BJP Wants To Hoodwink Kashmiris, World: Abdullah ‘Dialogue Offer Is Under Pressure from World’

Srinagar, June 10 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, pro-India politician and former puppet Chief Minister of Kashmir Farooq Abdullah while opposing talks for the sake of talks has said that if India was serious about talks it would have defined the contours of dialogue and specified what they wanted to talk about.
According to media sources, Farooq Abdullah in an interview with a Srinagar-based English daily said that New Delhi “didn’t give us (NC) autonomy, which was passed by the state assembly and is within the ambit of (Indian) constitution, what will they offer to you (Hurriayt).” “Don’t talk for the sake of talks. I don’t think they (BJP) are ready to give you anything. They are not sincere in their intentions. They want to drag them (Hurriyat) to table only to discredit them,” he added. He said that any formal talks with the government of India should not be held unless New Delhi had a concrete proposal for the resolution of the Kashmir issue. “Have they (India) started any process? Has any invitation letter gone to Hurriyat? And on what basis are they (India) going to talk. They are just trying to hoodwink the people of Kashmir and the world community. This dialogue offer is driven by compulsion. There is pressure from the world on India that Kashmir must be normalized. The Prime Minister must be facing this question everywhere,” said Abdullah. The resistance leadership has already asked the Indian government to first clear the ambiguity over the proposal before entering into any dialogue. KASHMIR VOICE

Nobody Listens To Kashmiri Prisoners in Tihar Jail: Dagga

Srinagar, June 10 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, Farooq Ahmad Dagga, who came home to Kupwara in Kashmir, the other day, after spending more than seven years in Delhi’s Tihar jail has said the condition of Kashmiri detainees in the prison is worsening with each passing day.
According to media sources, Dagga, now 51, was released from prison after he was convicted in a fake case. He had already served more time in prison than the court awarded him in the case. He said that almost all Kashmir detained in the jail were ill and medication was rarely provided. “There is nobody to listen to Kashmiri prisoners,” Dagga said. “Condition of Kashmiris detained in Tihar is worsening day by day.” Dagga was arrested from Srinagar in 2011 by the Special Cell of Delhi Police who later handed him over to the National Investigation Agency (NIA). On Monday, the Special NIA court awarded Dagga and two others, Mohammad Siddiq Ganai and Ghulam Jeelani Liloo seven years imprisonment. However, Dagga was released as he had already stayed in jail five months longer than the punishment awarded to him. “I reached home yesterday (Friday) and saw my family (for the first time) after over seven years,” Dagga said. Poverty prevented his two children and wife from seeing Dagga even once during his incarceration. He is suffering from orthopedic ailments he said developed in Tihar. “I can’t walk properly; I have problems in both the knees.”Dagga said he lost eight of teeth in the prison. “In case there was little pain in my teeth, the medical staff simply removes it without any investigation.” KASHMIR VOICE

Searches, Frisking Return To Tral, Awantipora

Srinagar, June 10 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, random searches and frisking by the Indian forces have returned to the hilly areas of Tral and Awantipora in Pulwama district causing inconvenience to the local people in the holy month of Ramadan.
According to media sources, Indian Army’s Rashtriya Rifles, police and paramilitary forces check vehicles and frisk pedestrians at different places on Tral-Awantipora road, every now and then. The locals said that men in uniform conducted frisking of travelers, demanding identity cards and forcing the passengers to disembark from the vehicles which caused problems to locals especially patients visiting hospitals. “Commuters were forced to wait for hours together in queues after they were de-boarded from the vehicles,” said an eyewitness. “They are stopping vehicles and frisking travelers near Nowdal CRPF camp,” said Abdul Ahad, a local resident. “What is the point of announcing ceasefire when people are made to suffer like this on the roads,” he questioned. KASHMIR VOICE
Searches, Frisking Return To Tral, Awantipora