Srinagar, November 05 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops during their fresh act of state terrorism martyred two youth in Baramulla district, today.
According to media sources, the youth were killed in Uri area of the district during a siege and cordon operation in the area. An Indian army spokesman in a statement in Srinagar claimed that the youth were killed during a gunfight. However, the identity of the martyred youth could not be ascertained, immediately. Indian troops have killed three youth in Kashmir in the past two. Earlier, they killed a youth in Machil area of Kupwara district on Friday. Meanwhile, a policeman was killed and another injured in an attack outside police station at Rajpora in Pulwama district, yesterday. A police official said that a police party was targeted outside the police station, eight kilometers from Pulwama town. “Two cops were injured in the attack. Both of them were shifted to Pulwama district hospital immediately where from they were airlifted to Srinagar,” he added. He said that one injured, Constable Abdul Salam Khan, succumbed to his injuries in the evening. KASHMIR VOICE
Srinagar, November 05 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC), Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani has said that he is in principle not against dialogue process, but reiterated that talks should be result-oriented.
According to media sources, Syed Ali Gilani addressing a meeting of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir in Srinagar said that India was not sincere in resolving the Kashmir dispute. “We have a clear agenda and our viewpoint is unambiguous that Kashmir dispute can be resolved through dialogue; however the onus lies on India to illustrate its seriousness and sincerity,” he added. Syed Ali Gilani said India has never assigned any political importance to the dispute over Kashmir.’ He referred to the groups led by Ram Jeth Malani, Dileep Padgaonkar and Congress working groups and their recommendations and stated that there was no outcome. He expressed concern over the prevailing situations in the territory, adding that unabated state-sponsored violence, arrests, intimidations and killings would further deteriorate the situation. In the meeting he said that detainees despite bail are re-arrested and repeatedly slapped with draconian Public Safety Act (PSA) to prolong their illegal detention. The participants reviewed and discussed the prevailing grim situation and it was observed that Indian authorities, instead of implementing a realistic and political approach for the resolution of Kashmir dispute, are following their obsessive dogma. Gilani said harassing the leadership and people is aimed at silencing them as they are supporting the cause of Kashmir and have been kept behind the bars without any trial. Referring to Kashmir dispute, he said that it was the world’s oldest unresolved dispute and added that it was bone of contention between India and Pakistan and a potential threat to peace in the region. He called upon the people to boycott upcoming by-elections of parliamentary segments and urged to follow the spirit as was illustrated by people during Srinagar and Budgam by-polls. KASHMIR VOICE
Srinagar, November 05 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq appreciating the efforts of Kashmiri youth for setting up business ventures has said that he was pleased to see that educated youth are coming forward to defeat the problem of growing unemployment in the territory. According to media sources, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Inaugurating many new business ventures set up by Kashmiri youth in Srinagar said, “Islam also teaches us to earn our livelihood through halaal means and there is appreciation for those who stand-up on their own feet and earn their living in a clean manner.” The Mirwaiz expressed his satisfaction over the growing sense of belonging among the Kashmir’s young educated lot who had decided to take on the issue of rising unemployment head on. He appreciated the owners of the newly-inaugurated business ventures, stating that he was glad to see youth deciding to defeat unemployment by not running after government jobs and wasting time in long queues outside government offices and instead taking a lead role in establishing good business ventures. Mirwaiz said, “Islam also teaches us to earn our livlihood through halaal means and there is appreciation for those who stand-up on their own feet and earn their living in a clean manner.” KASHMIR VOICE
Brussels, November 05 (Kashmir Voice): The Chairman of Kashmir Council Europe (KCEU), Ali Raza Syed has praised the RAFTO Foundation of Norway for giving its annual award of 2017 to two leading Kashmiri human right defenders, Parvez Imroz advocate and Parveena Ahangar.
According to media sources, Ali Raza Syed in a statement issued in Brussels said the award by the internationally famous organisation to Parvez Imroz and Parveena Ahangar is worldwide recognition of rights of the people of Kashmir. The Rafto Foundation for Human Rights was established in 1986 in gratitude for the efforts and inspiration of human rights activities at international level rendered by late Professor Thorolf Rafto, the professor of Norwegian School of Economics in Bergen, Norway. The statement of Chairman Kashmir Council EU who is in Bergen to attend the award ceremony said, these two human rights activists are among the people who refused to accept the violation and abuses of human rights in occupied Kashmir as they are struggling to protect the rights of the oppressed people of Kashmir for a long time. It is worldwide acceptance and recognition of their great work for a noble cause of Kashmir. They exposed the violence against those want freedom from Indian illegal occupation in Kashmir. Parvez Imroz and Parveena Ahangar are such people who teach peace and work for peace and human rights in occupied Kashmir. They share their voices against state terrorism and severe brutalities committed by the Indian occupation forces in IHK. Mr Ali Raza underlined, the initiative of RAFTO Norway for giving award to the kashmiri activists prove that crimes against humanity including harassment of women and children is not acceptable by the international human rights organisation and such violence has no place in the civilised world today. He hoped that the award will give more awareness about Kashmir dispute and will give more voice and courage to the voiceless people of Kashmir. KASHMIR VOICE
Srinagar, November 05 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, Deputy Grand Mufti, Mufti Nasirul Islam has appealed to people to observe coming Monday, the day when Dineshwar Sharma, the India-appointed interlocutor on Kashmir is arriving in the territory, as ‘Befooling Day’. According to media sources, addressing a press conference in Srinagar, Mufti Nasirul Islam said that without involving major stakeholders, the appointment of interlocutor was a futile exercise. He said appointing interlocutor by India was aimed at befooling people of Kashmir and said that Monday, the day when the interlocutor is arriving in Kashmir, should be observed as ‘befooling day’. “What is the fun of appointing an interlocutor; this is mere eyewash to befool people of Kashmir. I also received an invitation for talks with the interlocutor, but I refused to enter into any dialogue with him as I believe that any talks without involving all stakeholders is a futile exercise,” Mufti added. Mufti Nasir said people of Jammu and Kashmir will vehemently oppose any move aimed at changing the demographic setup of the territory. Mufti Nasir-ul-Islam also gave a deadline of three moths to the puppet regime to close all liquor shops in the territory or be ready to face agitation. KASHMIR VOICE
Srinagar, November 05 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Muslim League (JKML) has denounced the shifting of party Acting Chairman, Muhammad Yusuf Mir from Shopian police station to Srinagar central jail and termed it political victimization.
According to media sources, the JKML spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said that there was no case against Muhammad Yusuf Mir in Shopian police station but after his arrest a month ago a fake case was registered against him. He said that arrest and harassment could not weaken the freedom sentiment of the people of Kashmiri people and the liberation movement would be taken to its logical conclusion at all costs. Meanwhile, the JKML has paid rich tributes to youth martyred by Indian troops during a siege and search operation at Samboora in Pulwama. It said that the killing and harassment by India and its stooges in the occupied territory could not weaken the freedom sentiment of the Kashmiri people and the liberation movement would be taken to its logical conclusion. KASHMIR VOICE