Srinagar, September 24 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred three more youth in Kupwara district, taking the toll to five in less than past twenty four hours.
According to media sources, three youth were killed by the troops during violent cordon and search operations in Tangdhar area of the district on Monday, while two youth were killed on Sunday, bringing the toll to five in two days. Earlier, an Indian army man was also killed in an attack in the same area. The Indian army said that the operation was going on in the area. KASHMIR VOICE
Srinagar, September 24 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) has said that war is not an option to resolve the disputes.
According to media sources, the party spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar, while commenting on the latest statements of India and Pakistan, said disputes are resolved amicably and not by issuing threatening statements which add to the problems for common people. The spokesman said New Delhi must understand the fact that Kashmir dispute is the only cause of confrontation in the region. He said it is the long pending dispute which has led to a race of collecting weapons and the countries involved spend huge wealth on weapons instead of uplift of the poor people. He said New Delhi has used every imperialistic measure to silent the Kashmiri people who are fighting for their genuine political rights, however, they time and again raise their voice whenever they get a chance. It is high time for New Delhi to release all political prisoners and create such a situation which can help resolve the Kashmir dispute amicably. Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir Salvation Movement Chairman, Zafar Akbar Butt in a statement also said that dialogue was the only option to resolve the Kashmir dispute. “It is both in the interest of India and Pakistan to take sincere steps and make an end to this centuries old enmity,” he added. KASHMIR VOICE
Muzaffarabad, September 24 (Kashmir Voice): A protest demonstration was held in Muzaffarabad, today, under the auspices of Pasban-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir against the threatening remarks of the Indian Army Chief about Pakistan.
According to media sources, hundreds of people participated in the protest demonstration, who were holding banners and placards inscribed with anti-India slogans. They also raised high-pitched slogans against the Indian Prime Minister and the Army Chief. Addressing the demonstration, the Chairman of Pasban-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir, Uzair Ahmad Ghazali strongly condemned the remarks and demanded of the United Nations to take notice of it. He said that India had implemented draconian laws in occupied Kashmir and were killing innocent people on daily basis there. He said that hundreds of Kashmirs were behind the bars in the jails of India and the occupied territory. Uzair Ahmad Ghazali said that the people of Kashmir had been struggling for their right to self-determination guaranteed to them by the international community and the United Nations but India was crushing their movement by use of brute force. He said that the United Nations should stop India from destroying peace in the region and settle the lingering Kashmir dispute according to its own resolutions and will of Kashmiri people. The Vice Chairman of International Forum for Justice and Human Rights Jammu and Kashmir, Mushtaq ul Islam, PPP leader Javaid Mir, Qazi Shahid Hameed of Jamat e Islami, Maulana Atique Ahmad Danish, Qari Bilal Ahmad Farooqi, Abu Siyaf, Usman Ali Hashim, Tanzeer Iqbal and Mehfooz Inqilabi also addressing the demonstration highlighted the Indian state terrorism in occupied Kashmir. KASHMIR VOICE
Srinagar, September 23 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani has said that Kashmir has become a dreadful battleground due to India’s stubborn approach towards the decade old Kashmir dispute.
According to media sources, Syed Ali Gilani while paying tributes to the youth martyred by Indian troops during a cordon and search operation in Bandipora district in a statement, said, “Time and again we have raised our voice for justice to the people of Kashmir, but India’s arrogance and stubbornness is a major stumbling block in the peaceful resolution of the Kashmir dispute.” “Our right to self-determination is not a sin, especially when the people bear a glorious history of gentle nature and a peace loving mentality,” he added. He said when the people of Kashmir raise their just and legitimate demand for a peaceful settlement of the dispute as promised by the then Indian leadership, they, in turn, get bullets, pellets and disgrace of every kind, at the hands of the occupational forces. Syed Ali Gilani urged the world community to differentiate between a demand for right to self-determination and terrorism, whether committed by states or non-state elements, and termed the ongoing movement well in accordance with the United Nations resolutions and other legitimate political and democratic norms. KASHMIR VOICE
Srinagar, September 23 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat forum led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has demanded of the UN Human Rights Council to establish a fact finding commission to conduct probe into gross human rights violations by Indian occupational forces in the territory.
According to media sources, a Hurriyat forum spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the demand was made by the Hurriyat-AJK leader, Syed Faiz Naqshbandi during a meeting with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, on the sidelines of 39th session of UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. Naqshbandi thanked the High Commissioner on behalf of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and people of Kashmir for her statement during the 39th session of Human rights Council at Geneva wherein she said “the people of Kashmir have exactly the same rights to justice and dignity as people all over the world”. He told High Commissioner that her statement and the report of Human Rights Commissioner on the situation of Jammu and Kashmir, had given a hope to the Kashmiri people that OHCHR cared for the dignity and rights of the Kashmiri people. “But sadly India has failed to show any respect to this report, instead increased its military repression,” the spokesman said. “The Kashmiri people demanded establishment of a fact finding commission as recommended in the report of the High Commissioner, dated 14th June 2018 to Jammu and Kashmir on urgent basis so that human rights violations are brought to the notice of the world,” the spokesman said. Meanwhile, the forum paid glowing tributes to the youth martyred by Indian troops in Sumlar area of Banipore district on Thursday. “Lingering Kashmir issue is consuming precious lives day in and day out and there is high need to resolve the issue, so that the further destruction of lives and property is stopped,” the spokesman demanded. KASHMIR VOICE
Mohali, September 23 (Kashmir Voice): Kashmiri students blocked Chandigarh-Ludhiana Highway at Mohali after one of their classmates was assaulted by unknown persons inside a college at Mohalli in Indian state of Punjab.
According to media sources, over 200 Kashmiri students after registering a protest in the premises of Adesh Institute of Technology and Management in Mohalli, hit the streets demanding action against the assailants who attacked a newly Kashmiri entrant inside the college. The protesting Kashmiri students said that Masroor Ahmed, of Adigam Kokernag got admission in the college a few days ago. “Yesterday, when Masroor, 1st Semester student of BBA came out from hostel to fetch drinking water, he was attacked by unknown youth with knives. Masroor has received multiple injuries in his chest, head and arms,” the students said. They added that police recorded the statement of Masroor Ahmed at Sarswati Hospital but didn’t register any FIR as college administration wanted to hush up the matter. The students said that neither college faculty nor police arrived on the spot of protest. It is worth mentioning here that Kashmiri students studying in different institutions of India face attacks, mostly by Hindu extremists, on daily basis. Ironically, these attacks are carried out with tacit approval of Indian administration and police. KASHMIR VOICE