Srinagar, September 22 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Muhammad Yasin Malik has said that suppressing Kashmiris’ voices by killings and incarcerations by India is no democracy but the worst kind of dictatorship. According to media sources, Muhammad Yasin Malik addressing a mammoth gathering at Jenab Sahib in Soura area of Srinagar, today, said only oppressive authoritarian regimes keep people in jails. He said, India and its stooges should know that suppression and oppression can never undermine people’s struggle but strengthen the resolve and passion of the oppressed people. Without any prior announcement, the JKLF Chairman arrived at Aanchar, Soura, and led a protest rally as show of solidarity with thousands of Kashmiris languishing in jails and police stations and against the ongoing persecution of Muslims in Myanmar. Speaking to people on the occasion, he said Kashmiris languishing in jails and police stations are prisoners of conscience. He said that the so-called largest democracy of the world and its stooges in occupied Kashmir had detained thousands of young and old, men and women in the name of maintaining peace and law and order. Black laws like PSA and investigating agencies like NIA are being used to jail and intimidate people, he added. Condemning the ongoing massacre of Muslims in Myanmar, Yasin Malik said humans are being killed, raped, looted and persecuted with impunity and state of Myanmar is engaged in ethnic cleansing of an entire nation. International community has stood as a mere spectator on this mass killing, he maintained. Expressing solidarity with Muslims in Myanmar, he said Muslims are like one body and one soul and any Muslim facing hardship anywhere in the world should pains us. Stressing the need for immediate international intervention in this matter, he said that failure of international community in resolving the disputes, issues and matters confronting humans had jeopardized the peace, prosperity and tranquility of the whole universe. KASHMIR VOICE
Srinagar, September 22 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has said that the pro-freedom leadership will extend full support to any dialogue meant to resolve Kashmir dispute according to the aspirations of the Kashmiri people. According to media sources, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq addressing a huge gathering at Jamia Masjid in Srinagar said, all stakeholders need to sit together if the Indian government wants to settle Kashmir dispute through dialogue. “If the Indian rulers want to resolve Kashmir dispute with dialogue then it is imperative that all stakeholders sit together. And the Indian government needs to adopt a political approach instead of military policy,” said the Mirwaiz. He said Kashmiris want better relations between India and Pakistan so that all issues, including the Kashmir dispute, are resolved. The Mirwaiz also condemned the human rights violations by Indian troops in the occupied territory. “On one hand, India talks of engagement and on the other rights violations are going on unabated, especially in south Kashmir,” he deplored. KASHMIR VOICE
Geneva, September 22 (Kashmir Voice): Kashmiri representatives, Syed Faiz Naqshbandi and Ms Benazir Khan, held an important meeting with the representatives of different international NGOs on the sidelines of the ongoing 36th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. According to media sources, Syed Faiz Naqshbandi and Ms Benazir Khan apprised them of the systematic and massive human rights violations by Indian troops in occupied Kashmir. They said, India has enacted various inhuman laws that facilitate human rights violations in the occupied territory. Indian forces are empowered by these laws that they can shoot to kill anyone with complete impunity, they added. Syed Faiz Naqshbandi and Ms Benazir Khan said that India was using pellet guns against peaceful protestors and about a thousand of young Kashmiri had lost their eyesight permanently due to the injuries caused by this lethal weapon. The APHC leadership in occupied Kashmir including Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Aasiya Andrabi and Hilal War are being victimised, harassed and implicated in fabricated cases by Indian NIA, they deplored. KASHMIR VOICE
New York, September 21 (Kashmir Voice): The Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s Contact Group on Jammu and Kashmir has reaffirmed its complete solidarity with the valiant Kashmiri people in their just struggle for securing their right to self-determination.
According to media sources, the Contact Group members at a meeting held on the sidelines of the ongoing 72th session of UN General Assembly reaffirmed their resolve to remain the voice of the Kashmiri people at the international stage. They urged the UN Security Council to ensure the early implementation of its resolutions on Kashmir. The meeting was chaired by the OIC Secretary General, Dr Yousef Ahmad Al-Othaimeen, and was attended by Deputy Prime Minster of Turkey and Foreign Ministers and representatives of Pakistan; Azerbaijan, Saudi Arabia, and Niger. The President of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Sardar Masood Khan, and leader of APHC-AJK chapter, Ishtiaq Hameed, were present in the meeting as True Representatives of the Kashmiris. KASHMIR VOICE