‘No Peace in South Asia without Kashmir Settlement’ Anti-India Protest Demonstration in London

London, March 17 (Kashmir Voice): India has forcibly occupied Jammu and Kashmir against the will of Kashmiri people and peace in the South Asian region is impossible without giving the Kashmiris’ their inalienable to self-determination.
According to media sources, these views were expressed by opposition leader in the AJK Legislative Assembly, Chaurhdy Muhammad Yaseen, the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Self Determination Movement International, Raja Najabat Hussain, Raja Faheem Kayani, Raja Zubair Iqbal Kayani, Chaudhry Muhammad Azeem and others while addressing a protest rally outside the Indian High Commission in London. They said now the world is taking the Kashmir dispute more seriously and holds India responsible for the prevailing tense situation with Pakistan. They said they were trying to find out an acceptable solution of the Kashmir dispute because the people of Kashmir are peace-loving and civilized and have chosen a democratic way for securing their rights. They said India has arrested many Hurriyat leaders and activists in the occupied territory who are languishing in different jails of India and Kashmir. They said Kashmiri political detainees are not being provided basic rights including medical treatment. They said that due to the lack of fundamental amenities the detainees are losing their health with each passing day. The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Self Determination Movement International, Raja Najabat Hussain thanked the people for participating in the protest demonstration and said that they would raise their voice at every political and democratic forum to highlight the Indian state terrorism in occupied Kashmir. The demonstrators on the occasion had raised the banners and placards inscribed with slogans against India and in favour of freedom. They also raised high-pitched anti-India anti-Modi and pro-freedom slogans. KASHMIR VOICE
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Objection Raised Over Use of JKPM By Shah Faesal in IOK

Jammu, March 17 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Movement (JKPM) has strongly objected to the launching of a new political outfit under the identical name and style by the former bureaucrat Shah Faesal and urged him to make a modification in the name of his newly launched party.
According to media sources, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference leader and the JKPM Chairman, Mir Shahid Saleem in a statement in Jammu said that a political outfit under the name and style of “Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Movement” (JKPM) has been functioning for the past 19 years in Jammu and Kashmir. He said the party was launched on April 4, 2000 at Press Club, Jammu. The JKPM Chairman, taking exception to the party name being used by Shah Faesal urged him to make a necessary modification in the name of his newly launched political party to avoid unnecessary confusion. He said this is against the basic ethics for a man like Shah Faesal to commit a sort of plagiarism, who has always been talking about moral high grounds in the public life. KASHMIR VOICE
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Sehrai Condemns Illegal Arrest of Party Activists in IOK

Srinagar, March 17 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Tehreek-e-Hurriyat, Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai has condemned the illegal arrest of party activists, Danish Mushtaq Malik, Syed Imtiyaz Haider and Bashir Ahmed.
According to media sources, Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai in a statement issued in Srinagar also denounced the continued illegal detention of party activist, Nasir Abdullah for last five years. He has been detained in Pattan Police station despite PSA has been quashed against him. He said that it is extremely unwise to deny political space and muzzle genuine voices. He said Kashmir has been turned into a concentration camp where people are detained against frivolous charges. He expressed concern over fresh arrest spree, harassment and humiliation during daily nocturnal raids. He denounced the authorities for evolving explosive situations in the territory and highhandedness against peaceful citizens. Ashraf Sehrai deplored that whosoever raises the voice against repression and calls for early Kashmir resolution is being booked under draconian laws. He said people of Kashmir would never surrender and would continue their political struggle till taking it to its logical conclusion. He appealed to the international human rights organizations to take cognizance of unabated arrests and re-arresting detainees and use their influence to check lawlessness and violations of court orders in territory. KASHMIR VOICE
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IOK Traders Hold Protest against Notice to Mirwaiz, Ban on JI

Srinagar, March 16 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, members of various trade bodies staged a protest demonstration at Lal Chowk in Srinagar against the summons sent by the National Investigating Agency to Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and ban on Jamaat-e-Islami.
According to media sourcesr, traders were holding placards that read “Stop harassment of our leaders”, “Stop interference in our religious affairs”, “NIA summons to Mirwaiz not acceptable.” The traders also expressed resentment over imposition of ban on Jamaat-e-Islami and slapping of Public Safety Act on Jamiat Ahal-e-hadees chief Mushtaq Ahmed Veeri. “We have gathered here to protest against continuous harassment of our leadership and arrest of religious leaders, this is direct interference in our religious affairs,” said Sajad Gul, coordinator Kashmir Inc. “Banning of Jamaat-e-Islami and slapping PSAs on religious leaders is unacceptable. Organizations like Jamaat-e-Islami are socio-religious organisations that work for the betterment of society,” he said. KASHMIR VOICE
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MMU Resolution Denounces Harassment of Mirwaiz, Ban on JI

Srinagar, March 16 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, a resolution condemning the harassment of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and crackdown on workers of socio-religious organisations was read out at several mosques in mosques across the Kashmir valley.
According to media sources, a statement issued by Mutahida Majlis Ulama in Srinagar said that the resolution expressed solidarity with Mirwaiz and vowed to stand by him at a time when he was being harassed and victimised by the Indian authorities. Denouncing the NIA summons, the MMU resolution described it as assault on religious affairs of Muslims. “Mirwaiz is not just a political leader whose views are for peaceful resolution of Kashmir issue, but the religious head of people of Kashmir and any attempt to harass him will be strongly opposed,” the resolution said. It also condemned the ban on Jamaat-e-Islami and arrest of its leaders and cadres, calling the move a blatant interference in religious affairs. The resolution was read out in all mosques across the valley including central Masjid Srinagar, Dargah Hazratbal, Jinab Sahib Soura, Astan-e-Aliya Saraie Bala, Khanka-e-Moula, Dastgeer Sahib Khanyar, Imam Bara Budgam, Jamia Masjid Beerwah, Mirza Akmal Sahib Hawal, Masjid Sharief Khwaja Habibullah Sahib Nowshera, Masjid Rehmat Lal Bazar, Imam Bara Hassanabad, Masjid Sajadia Chattabal, Madina Masjid Nigeen, Masjid Sharief Zadibal, Masjid Sharief Batamaloo and in mosques of all other districts of the valley. KASHMIR VOICE