Troops Launch Massive Operations in Shopian and Pulwama

Srinagar, November 11 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops have launched massive cordon and search operations in Pulwama and Shopian districts of South Kashmir, causing immense inconvenience to the people.
According to media sources, the troops have cordoned off over a dozen villages of the districts including Keller, Qasbayar, Batpora, Gulabteng, Maspora, Bamnoo, Mirpora, Check and Nadepora. The troops have sealed all entry and exit points of these areas and are conducting house-to-house searches.
Meanwhile, the troops also carried out door-to-door searches in old town areas of Baramulla. Later, the troops called off the operation. Meanwhile, APHC leader and the Chairperson of Kashmir Tehreek-e-Khawateen, Zamruda Habib, in a statement in Srinagar strongly condemned the night raids, cordon and search operations in the villages of south and north Kashmir and harassment of the entire population of the areas. She also expressed concern over barging into the houses during night raids and damaging household goods by the troops in almost every village of north and south Kashmir. Zamruda Habib condemned the re-arrest of senior Hurriyat leader, Masarrat Aalam Butt, and also expresses concern over the deteriorating health of illegally detained APHC leader, Ghulam Muhammad Khan Sopori. She appealed to the international community to take serious note of the human rights violations by Indian troops in the occupied territory. KASHMIR VOICE
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ER Rasheed Apprises Bosninan Envoy of IOK Situation

Srinagar, November 11 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, member of the so-called Kashmir Assembly and the Chairman of Awami Ittehad Party (AIP), Engineer Abdul Rasheed, has apprised the Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sabit Sobasic, of the prevailing grim situation of the territory.
According to media sources, the AIP in a statement issued in Srinagar said that Ambassador Sabit Sobasic called on Engineer Abdur Rasheed in Srinagar. It said that during the meeting, Engineer Rasheed reiterated that the Kashmiris didn’t want a settlement to the seventy years old dispute on communal lines but truly believed that Kashmir dispute was purely of a political nature and those forces giving it a communal colour wanted to avoid a solution that would match the sacrifices and the sentiments of the Kashmiri people. Engineer Rasheed also told the Ambassador that the people of Kashmir see with high respect and regard the huge sacrifices offered by the Bosnians in achieving their freedom, the statement added. KASHMIR VOICE
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World Urged to Raise Voice in Favour of Kashmiris

Srinagar, November 11 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), expressing concern over the plight of its illegally detained Chairman, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, and other Kashmiri political prisoners has urged the world to raise voice in favour of Kashmir and Kashmiris.
According to media sources, the DFP in a statement issued in Srinagar said that Shabbir Ahmed Shah was arrested from Srinagar on July 25 under false cases and since then he had been facing very tough situation in New Delhi’s Tihar jail. It said that the way Shabbir Shah and other political prisoners were being treated in different jails was nothing but political vengeance. It added apart from the party Chairman other Kashmiri detainees including Altaf Ahmad Shah, Ayaz Akbar, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Peer Saifullah, Shahid-ul-Islam, Farooq Ahmad Dar, Merajuddin Kalwal, Javed Ahmad, Kamran Yousuf and Zahoor Ahmad Watali were facing tough time in Tihar Jail. The DFP appealed to the human rights watchdogs like Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch to take strong notice of the plight of the Kashmiri prisoners and play role in their immediate release. Meanwhile, Hurriyat leader, Javaid Ahmad Mir, in a statement in Srinagar urged India to give up its intransigence over the Kashmir dispute and come to the negotiation table for its settlement. He said that the people of Kashmir had been rendering unprecedented sacrifices for securing their right to self-determination and they would continue their struggle till complete success. He said that the amicable resolution of the dispute would not only normalize the relations between Pakistan and India but would also bring progress and prosperity in the entire South Asian region. KASHMIR VOICE
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India Instilling Fear among IOK People: Gilani ‘Jammu and Kashmir is Natural Part of Pakistan’

Srinagar, November 10 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani, has said that New Delhi is instilling fear among the Kashmiri people in a bid to break their resolve towards ongoing freedom movement. According to media sources, Syed Ali Gilani was addressing a seminar organized by his party, Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir, at his Hyderpora residence in Srinagar to commemorate the birth anniversary of great poet and philosopher, Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal. He said that the recent raids by India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) were used to let the Kashmiris be gripped by fear. He said that the majority of Kashmiri leaders, including those arrested by the NIA, was languishing in jails without any fault. The APHC Chairman said that there were at least 50 prisoners facing life sentence in various prisons of the occupied territory and India. He said, during Maharaja Hari Singh’s rule, life sentence meant that a person had to remain in prison for 14 years, but now there are people like Dr Muhammad Qasim Fakhtoo, who have spent more than 23 years in prison. He pointed out that the present puppet regime was least bothered about the prisoners’ rights and delivering justice to them. Syed Ali Gilani slammed the India-appointed interlocutor on Kashmir, Dineshwar Sharma, for his remarks that the Kashmiri youth are “wasting time for Azadi and Islam”. “These remarks are absurd,” he said. The APHC Chairman said that in 1947, the then princely state of Jammu and Kashmir was a natural part of Pakistan on the basis of rules of the Partition Plan. “Our state had 85 percent Muslim population. Our relation with Pakistan was closer than other states in terms of religion and geography,” he said. Syed Ali Gilani said that in Jammu, five lac Muslims were brutally massacred in 1947. “Those at the helm at that time remained silent. It was the first act of forces who had had landed in our state.” “Even today, the repercussions of the Jammu massacre are visible, with forces talking about turning Jammu and Kashmir into a “Hindu Rashtra” and our historic Jamia Masjid being closed for weeks together,” he added. Paying tributes to Allama Muhammad Iqbal, the APHC Chairman said that as a poet and philosopher, Allama Iqbal awakened the Muslim Ummah. “He was a caring, benevolent and compassionate philosopher who made us understand and distinguish between the right and wrong,” he said. Speaking on the occasion, the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Muhammad Yasin Malik, said that the people of Kashmir had accepted greater unity among the resistance leadership and see it as a big hope. “All efforts are afoot to make the Kashmiri leadership surrender. NIA arrested and summoned relatives of Syed Ali Gilani, uncles of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq; even my friends and relatives were sent notices. I also received a notice from the Enforcement Directorate,” he said. “These are all ploys to make us surrender. But we want to make it clear that come what may, we will not surrender,” he said and asked the people to remain united and follow the Joint Resistance Leadership. Paying homage to Allama Iqbal, he said, “Iqbal was a Muslim philosopher-thinker of modern times and through his literary work he inspired a universal thought among the Muslim Ummah,” he said. Tehreek-e-Hurriyat General Secretary, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, in his address said that the existence of Kashmir was eternal with the existence of Pakistan. He asserted that the two-nation theory is a reality and nobody should question it. “Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah had envisaged the existence of Pakistan that turned into a reality after strenuous efforts of one of the tallest leaders of the world,” he said. Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai said that those who ditched Quaid-e-Azam in 1947 were suffering to this date. “The Muslims of India ditched Quaid-e-Azam and termed the ‘Idea of Pakistan’ as vague. Today, when the Muslims of India are being subjected to proving their loyalty to their country, Quaid-e-Azam’s visionary leadership as ever is proving right,” he added. The seminar was attended by scholars, religious clerics and Hurriyat leaders including Muhammad Shafi Lone, Maulana Altaf Hussain Nadvi, Muhammad Saleem Zargar, Syed Muhammad Shafi, Hakeem Abdur Rasheed, Molvi Bashir Ahmed Irfani, Muhammad Yusuf Naqash, Feroz Ahmed Khan, Syed Altaf Andrabi and Davinder Singh Behal. KASHMIR VOICE

Glowing Tributes Paid to Kashmiri Martyred Youth

Srinagar, November 10 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders and organizations have paid glowing tributes to the youth recently martyred by Indian troops at Aglar in Pulwama and said that the sacrifices of Kashmiri people will not be allowed to go waste. According to media sources, the Chairperson of Kashmir Tehreek-e-Khawateen (KTK), Zamruda Habib, in a statement in Srinagar paying homage to the martyred youth said that the Indian agencies were hell bent to suppress the Kashmiri freedom movement through military might. Expressing solidarity with the families of martyred youth, she said that the Indian government was pushing the Kashmiri people to wall. She said that peace and prosperity in the region would remain elusive, if the lingering Kashmir dispute was not resolved in accordance with the Kashmiris’ aspirations. Hurriyat leaders Shabbir Ahmed Dar, Muhammad Iqbal Mir, Muhammad Ahsan Untoo, Imtiyaz Ahmed Reshi and Ghulam Nabi war in a statement in Srinagar paying tributes to the martyred youth said that the sacrifices of the Kashmiri martyrs would not be allowed to go waste and their mission would be accomplished at all costs. They said that India would not be able to continue its illegal hold on Jammu and Kashmir for long. Meanwhile the Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) paid rich tributes to Shaheed Shariq Ahmed Bakhshi on his martyrdom anniversary. The JKLF leaders and activists including Showakat Ahmed Bakhshi, Ghulam Rasool Dar Eidhi, Muhammad Siddeeq Shah, Bashir Ahmed Kashmiri and Showkat Ahmed Dar participated in a condolence meeting held at martyrs’ graveyard in Burzalla in connection with the martyrdom anniversary of Shariq Ahmed Bakhshi and paid rich tributes to him and other martyrs. KASHMIR VOICE
Glowing Tributes Paid to Kashmiri Martyred Youth

Mirwaiz Apprises Bosnian Ambassador of IOK Situation

Srinagar, November 10 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, has apprised ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sobit Subasic, of lingering Kashmir dispute and the prevailing grim situation of the territory. According to media sources, the Bosnian envoy called on Mirwaiz Umar Farooq at his Nigeen residence in Srinagar. During the meeting, they discussed a series of issues. The Mirwaiz informed the visiting dignitary about the immense sacrifices rendered by the people of Kashmir in their ongoing struggle for securing their right to self-determination and the sufferings that they have gone through in the past seventy years, in general, and the last thirty years, in particular. He told the envoy that the fourth generation of Kashmiris was getting consumed by the Kashmir dispute since 1947, as they are fed up of the repression and status quo and want the settlement of the dispute as per their aspirations. He said that because of the Kashmir issue, two nuclear powers, India and Pakistan had fought three wars so far and were perpetually at loggerheads and in confrontational mode and the routine border skirmishes between their armies were taking a serious toll on innocent humans on both sides of the Line of Control. The Mirwaiz said, Kashmiri people and their leadership believe that justice and fairness demand that Kashmir dispute should be resolved as per the Kashmiris’ aspirations and this can be done either through granting them the right to self-determination or through sincere and result-oriented dialogue among the three parties to the dispute – India, Pakistan and the people of Kashmir. He told Sabit Subasic that people of Kashmir are highly desirous of peace in the region and friendly relations between Pakistan and India as they were the worst sufferers of the Kashmir dispute. He said that the stubborn attitude of India as the biggest hurdle in way of settlement of the longstanding dispute. KASHMIR VOICE
Mirwaiz Apprises Bosnian Ambassador of IOK Situation