Islamabad, February 04 (Kashmir Voice): Kashmir Solidarity Day will be observed across the world, tomorrow to express solidarity with the Kashmiri people who are struggling for their right to self-determination, envisaged by the United Nations resolutions.
According to media sources, a one-minute silence will be observed at 10:00am to honour the Kashmiri martyrs. February 5 is marked as national holiday in Pakistan and Azad Kashmir. Human chains will be formed at Kohala bridge, Mangla Bridge and other points linking Pakistan and Azad Kashmir. Rallies, public meetings, functions and seminars will also be held in Pakistan and Azad Kashmir to draw attention of the world towards the plight of Kashmiris. Special cultural programmes and festivals will also be held to promote Kashmiri culture and tradition while photographic exhibitions will be arranged depicting the atrocities committed by Indian occupation forces against the Kashmiris. At the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Pakistani and Sikh communities will hold a demonstration. Former AJK Prime Minister Sultan Mehmood Chaudhry will be the chief guest on the occasion. KASHMIR VOICE
Tehran, February 04 (Kashmir Voice): An 80-minute film on Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir has been screened in Iranian cinemas to express solidarity with the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
According to media sources, the Iranian government rejected the Indian pressure and allowed the screening of the movie “Kashmir Dar Khoon-o-Aatish” in the cinemas of Mashhad city. Banners depicting Indian brutalities on Kashmiri people were also installed outside cinemas. It is worth mentioning here that Indian government exerted a lot of pressure on Iranian government to disallow the release of the film, but Tehran rejected New Delhi’s pressure, and allowed the screening of the 80-minute movie in its cinemas. A large number of people including men and women were present to watch ongoing Indian state terrorism in Kashmir. KASHMIR VOICE
Srinagar, February 04 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani has said that Mehbooba Mufti while following the footprints of Joseph Goebbels is repeatedly telling lies to hoodwink the world opinion.
According to media sources, Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar, “Mehbooba represents Indian army and she is repeatedly telling lies to hoodwink the world opinion. She for the lust of chair is distorting facts and following Joseph Goebbels theory. She believes that parroting about false assertions and concocted theories, people will eventually come to believe it.’’ Reacting to her statement wherein she has said that the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) won’t go, Syed Ali Gilani said, “She stands exposed.” Referring to the recent innocent killings in Ganowpora, Shopian, he said: “This vindicates our claim and that it is quite strange that despite cold-blooded murder of five civilians, she is repeatedly praising and pleading her forces being as most disciplined. It was ironical to see Mehbooba Mufti praising forces as the saviors of Kashmir.” Lashing at Mehbooba Mufti for her obstinate and scarring statement, Gilani expressed anguish and said that lust for power turns these politicians as opportunistic, and they don’t even feel ashamed of their false statements, deceit and deception. “They are turncoats, and during election campaign these pro-Indian turncoats pretend to be people-friendly and as soon as they get to power corridors they forget what they have pledged and turn their guns towards these innocent voters,” he said. Gilani, while referring to suppressive and coercive methods employed by forces and their henchmen in the territory, said that during forces custody thousands of people mostly youth, disappeared. He said: “In 2008, 2010 and 2016 brute forces surpassed all records of torture and atrocities. Thousands of people voiced for their political rights, however they were silenced with the military might and even school going children were mercilessly killed.” KASHMIR VOICE
Srinagar, February 04 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the Hurriyat forum has condemned the brutal assault on Kashmiri students studying at Central University in Haryana by fanatic goons.
According to media sources, the Hurriyat forum spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said that Kashmiri students and businessmen were living under an insecure environment in various states of India. He said: “In the past, many incidents of attacks on Kashmiri students took place which forced many students to return back to Kashmir. It was the primary responsibility of governments of various states of India to ensure safety and security of all the students.” He said: “These tactics are being done aimed to build pressure on the people to break their resolve for which they have rendered numerous sacrifices. However, the fact remains people are committed to the sacred movement and are continuously offering priceless sacrifices to take the movement to its conclusion.” The spokesman also condemned the continued house detention of the Hurriyat forum Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and arrest of Mukhtar Ahmad Waza who was lodged in Police Station, Mattan. KASHMIR VOICE
Srinagar, February 04 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the authorities have said that there is no proposal under consideration to constitute a judicial commission to probe the death of over 100 people during the 2016 uprising in the Valley.
According to media sources, the puppet Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, to a question by CPI-M MLA Muhammad Yousuf Tarigami in a written reply in the so-called Kashmir Assembly said, “No such proposal is under consideration.” The CPI-M legislator had asked the puppet authorities whether they intended to constitute a judicial commission to probe the killings. She said 936 people were detained under Public Safety Act (PSA) from July 2016 to December 28 2017. KASHMIR VOICE
Jammu, February 04 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, various social organizations and groups belonging to different areas of Jammu protested against the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl, Aasifa in Kathua district.
According to media sources, the protestors staged demonstrations near Press Club Jammu. Speaking on the occasion advocate Ashok Kumar Basotra said, “We all should come forward to emphasize a fair and transparent trial in the case.” Another activist, Ruchika said that the victim was not only a bakkarwal girl but a daughter of Jammu and Kashmir. “Police have arrested a juvenile in this case which raise various questions on the investigation. How can a juvenile alone keep an eight year-old-girl in captivity for seven days? There are others who are involved in this case. They must be punished. Civil society should come forward to fight for justice to the victim’s family,” she said. Advocate Jameel Kazmi said, “Inaction on the part of investigating agencies in the case shows political apathy of system towards common people”. The organizations which participated in the protest included Social Movement, Saksham Samaj Sankalp, Ambedkar Yuva Sangathan, Bheem Ideological Group, Jan Jagriti Manch and Jai Bheem group. Various people and students from different educational institutions also participated in the protest. KASHMIR VOICE