Srinagar, September 11 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Coordination Committee, an amalgam of trade and civil society organisations, has urged India to initiate unconditional, time-bound talks with Pakistan and Hurriyat leadership to resolve the Kashmir dispute.
According to media sources, addressing a news conference in Srinagar, JKCC Spokesperson Mubeen Shah said: “India needs to show flexibility and hold unconditional dialogue with the stakeholders. There should be no preconditions for dialogue. “Article 370 is a proof about the Kashmir being disputed, as India had approached the United Nations for Kashmir settlement in 1947. India had thought they would get result in their favour, therefore they kept the issue lingering,” Shah said, adding that “New Delhi must educate people of India about the reality of Kashmir dispute.” He said the visit by Indian Home Minister, Rajnath Singh, would not yield any results unless promises made to Kashmiris were fulfilled. “We didn’t meet the Home Minister as we believe that concrete steps are needed to be taken to resolve the Kashmir issue. Any amount of packages won’t improve the ground situation,” he added. Civil Society member ShakeelQalander said: “Talks need to be initiated unconditionally. Meanwhile, the Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers Federation (KTMF) President, Muhammad Yasin Khan in a statement said frequent siege of Srinagar is a part of conspiracy to kill the business activities in the old city. He said the trader community is being pushed to streets against choking of their space to life and livelihood. KASHMIR VOICE
Srinagar, September 11 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the Hurriyat forum led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has condemned the continued imposition of curfew and other restrictions in Srinagar.
According to media sources, the forum spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “The city areas have been converted into a military fortress. Caging lakhs of people in their own houses causes them great distress and hardships. It is an ultimate form of state highhandedness.” “Illegal confinement of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Syed Ali Gilani in their own homes while detaining Muhammad Yasin Malik at Central Jail defy all claims to democracy and are simply revengeful,” the statement added. “Complete response evoked to the strike call by Joint leadership on the Indian Home Minister’s visit to Kashmir has once again proved that Kashmir is not a law and order issue or an internal matter of Delhi but it is human and political issue which needs to be resolved by accepting its disputed nature and giving the people their promised right to self-determination,” the statement said. The Hurriyat forum paid tributes to three youth killed by troops in Sopore and Shopian stating that the Kashmiri youth were sadly being pushed to the wall due to the continued oppression and military approach of New Delhi in dealing with the Kashmir dispute. KASHMIR VOICE
Srinagar, September 11 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani, has thanked the people of Kashmir for observing complete shutdown against the visit by Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh and raids by National Investigation Agency in the territory.
According to media sources, Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar said that people’ overwhelming support to right to self-determination had frustrated New Delhi. “People of Kashmir are being mercilessly killed, maimed, blinded, women molested and properties vandalized,” he said while reacting to the meeting between Rajnath and puppet Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti in Srinagar. Syed Ali Gilani said, “There is no guarantee of life and dignity and every soul is at risk in the territory.” The APHC Chairman said that Indian authorities had exploited Kashmiris’ resources and puppet authorities had bargained so-called development projects for their mean interests. “They can’t befool pro-freedom people,” said Syed Ali Gilani while referring to the deceit played by Indian authorities and added that on one hand they were parroting about so-called development and on the other hand followed their sinister designs of changing the Muslim majority character of Jammu and Kashmir by amending Articles 370 and 35A.
Syed Ali Gilani paid rich tributes to youth martyred in Shopian and Sopor.
Meanwhile, Hurriyat leaders Shabbir Ahmad Dar, Muhammad Iqbal Mir, Muhammad Ahsan Untoo, Imtiyaz Ahmad Reshi and Ghulam Nabi War in their joint statement condemned the crackdown against the joint resistance leadership. KASHMIR VOICE
Srinagar, September 11 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their unabated act of state terrorism have killed two more youth in the territory.
According to media sources, the youth were martyred during a cordon and search operation, launched by Indian army in Khudwani area of Kulgam district, today. The martyred youth have been identified as Sayar Ahmad Wani and Dawood Illahi Khan. Indian army claimed that the youth were killed during an encounter with troops in the district. The killings led to a spontaneous shutdown in Kulgam and Islamabad districts. All shops and other commercial establishments are closed in the districts. The authorities have suspended mobile and Internet services in Kulgam and Islamabad districts immediately after the killing of youth by troops in Khudwani. KASHMIR VOICE
Srinagar, September 11 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, thousands of people participated in the funeral prayers of two youth, martyred by Indian troops in Kulgam district, today.
According to media sources, five rounds of funeral prayers were held for Dawood Illahi Khan in Hawoora village while four rounds were held for Sayar Ahmad Wani in Wanpora areas of the district. Pro-freedom, pro-Islam and anti-India slogans were raised during the last rites of both the youth who were killed in an early morning operation by Indian forces in Khudwani area of Kulgam. KASHMIR VOICE
Srinagar, September 10 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown is being observed, today, against Indian Home Minister, Rajnath Singh’s visit to the territory.
According to media sources, call for the shutdown has been given by the joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik. All shops and business establishments are closed, while traffic is off the roads in Srinagar and other parts of the territory. The leaders in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “The strike is being observed by the people of Kashmir to prove to the world community and the Indian leadership that genuine people’s movement in Kashmir cannot be crushed by using military might or harassing the leadership.” Rajnath Singh arrived in Srinagar, on Saturday, on a four-day visit to the territory. Meanwhile, the authorities have imposed restrictions in areas falling under Rainawari, Khanyar, Nowhatta, Maharaj Gunj, SafaKadal and Maisuma police stations in Srinagar. Railway authorities have suspended train services between north Kashmir’s Baramulla and Jammu’s Bannihal towns. Forces’ personnel have been deployed in strength in Srinagar. The restrictions have been put at place to ensure peaceful visit by the Indian home minister. APHC Chairman Syed Ali Gilani continues to remain under house arrest while Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was placed under house on Friday night and JKLF Chief Mohammad Yasin Malik remains imprisoned at Central Jail, Srinagar. KASHMIR VOICE