Sri Lankan Author Donates Prize Money to Kashmiri Victims

Dhaka, November 20 (Kashmir Voice): In a rare gesture, a Sri Lankan author, Anuk Ardupragasam, has announced to contribute a part of the prize money for victims of Indian state terrorism in occupied Kashmir.
According to media sources, Anuk Ardupragasam who won the prestigious 2017 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature in Dhaka on Saturday announced that he would donate the amount to organisations working for people in Kashmir. The DSC Prize for South Asian Literature is an international literary prize awarded annually to writers of any ethnicity or nationality writing about South Asia themes such as culture, politics, history, or people. Soon after receiving the award in Dhaka on Saturday evening, according to reports, the author said he will donate one third of the prize money to organisations working for Rohingya Muslims, North Eastern Sri Lankans and Kashmiris. Arudpragasam’s “The Story of a Brief Marriage” , a touching tale of a young man trapped on the frontlines between the Sri Lankan Army and the Tamil Tigers, has bagged the $25,000 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2017. The DSC Prize for South Asian Literature is an international literary prize awarded annually to writers of any ethnicity or nationality writing about South Asia themes such as culture, politics, history or people. The award was presented to Ardupragasam by Bangladesh Finance Minister at the Bangla Academy during the closing ceremony of the three-day long Dhaka Literature Festival. According to reports, the award winning author is keen on providing a helping hand to people living in conflict zones such as Kashmir. KASHMIR VOICE
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JMF Takes Note of Fabricated Photo Published in Hindi Daily

Jammu, November 20 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, Jammu Muslim Front has taken a strong note about a fabricated photo of a live person in place of a dead youth, dubbed as militant, published in a prominent Hindi daily.
According to media sources, the JMF Chairman Shuja Zaffar and Front leader Imran Qazi dubbed media role negative and apprehended that media was bent upon projecting negative image of the members of minority community in Jammu. Zaffar urged Prime Minister to reach out to Kashmiri people who have become victims of deep rooted conspiracy. “Jammu people are peaceful citizens and media needs to report responsibly,” he added. Imran Qazi said that all those media channels, which had carried this fake news, had hurt the sentiments of minority community members. “We are going to sue them for their negative reporting,” he added. Mr. Qazi demanded the ban on daily Jagran, Amar Ujala and all those media channels who have carried this fake news, thus hurting the sentiment. KASHMIR VOICE
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Srinagar Traders refuse to accept weekly off on Friday

Srinagar, November 20 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, rejecting the puppet regime’s order for closure of shops in Srinagar on Fridays, the Sheher-e-Khaas Coordination Committee (SKCC) has said that the traders won’t obey the order and the authorities should choose a day other than Friday for the weekly off.
According to media sources, SKCC President, Bashir Ahmad Kenu, called the order a pre-planned conspiracy to crush business community of Old City. He said the puppet regime is trying hard to crush the people of downtown for reasons known to everybody. “Now, they are planning to weaken our economic condition and make us dependent on others. Friday is a prime, rather the only business day for us. The dictate of closure won’t be accepted at any cost,” Kenu said. The SKCC comprises traders of 123 markets who own or run more than 10,000 shops and other outlets in old city areas that are called Sheher-e-Khaas. Kenu said that more than 20,000 people are directly associated with businesses operating from these markets. KASHMIR VOICE

Kunzar Shuts against Poor Power, Water Supply

Srinagar, November 20 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, residents of Kunzar town in Baramulla district observed a token-strike to protest against pesky power supply and the shortage of drinking water in the area. According to media sources, a large number of people including businessmen took to Srinagar-Gulmarg road and raised slogans in favour of their demands. The protesters blocked traffic for hour on the highway and later dispersed off peacefully. People of the area have been complaining that the water from Nallah Ferozpora was supplied to peripheries of Sangrama, Pattan and Beerwah areas but the locals of Tangmarg region remained high and dry for want of water. They have been also demanding the upgradation of Kunzar power grid to do away with pesky power supply. KASHMIR VOICE
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Cordon & Search Operations Launched in Shopian

Srinagar, November 20 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, Indian forces, today, launched cordon and search operations (CASOs) in different areas of Shopian district.
According to media sources, the CASOs were launched jointly by Indian army, police and paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force. The besieged villages included Amshipora, Chitterpora, Nowgam, Shamsipora and Ramnagri areas of the district. KASHMIR VOICE
Kulgam: Soldiers during an operation launched after at least two Indian Army soldiers were killed and three wounded when militants attacked a military vehicle on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway in Kulgam district on June 3, 2017. (Photo: IANS)

Blood Donation Camp Held in Memory of Aali Kadal Martyrs

Srinagar, November 20 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, leaders of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) have said that glorious history written by Shaheed-e-Hurriyat Sheikh Abdul Hameed and martyrs like him, by their sacred blood, is our precious treasure.
According to media sources, the leaders said this during a blood donation camp held in memory of Sheikh Abdul Hamid and other martyrs of Aali Kadal at Abi Guzur in Srinagar, today.The JKLF leaders said that Kashmiris were indebted to these great martyrs and no one could ever forget their sacrifices. “As custodians of these sacrifices it is our duty to continue the sacred struggle for freedom till the achievement of the cherished goal.” Blood donation camp was held to recall the sacrifices of gallantry martyrs — Sheikh Abdul Hamid, Mushtaq Ahmad Lone, Advocate Jamil Chowdhry, Fayaz Ahmad Sheikh, Mushtaq Ahmad Kottay, Mustaq Ahmad khan and Ghulam Mohammad who embraced martyrdom at Aali Kadal Srinagar on 19th Nov 1992. Hundreds of people from all walks of life participated in the blood camp. On the occasion dozens of people including intellectuals, writers, students and businessmen along with JKLF leaders and activists donated their blood for the betterment and welfare of the humanity. KASHMIR VOICE
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