Srinagar, September 18 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the family of an elderly man, Ghulam Muhammad Khan, awaits justice.
According to media sources, Ghulam Muhammad Khan, 76, died at Soura hospital in November last year of injuries caused by a teargas canister that hit his head. He had been taking a stroll along with his friends outside his house at Ellahi Bagh, Soura. “My father was not a stone thrower or a protester. He was an aged man who was murdered by the forces in cold blood. Despite knowing all the facts, the police have not taken any action against the forces personnel involved in his killing,” said Fayaz in a media interview in Srinagar. In his quest for justice, Fayaz has so far approached puppet Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, Chief Secretary and Home Secretary but nothing concrete has come out of these efforts. The family has also approached the Human Rights Commission of the territory, which had directed the Senior Superintendent of Police to file a report on Khan’s death. “He was shot at when there was no protest around. SP Hazrabal and SHO Police Station, Soura, have already recorded the statement of witnesses. Police have also recovered the canister which was fired at my father. Now police are seeking my permission to conduct an autopsy of the deceased after 10 months. It is disgustingly shameful,” Fayaz said, vowing to fight for justice. KASHMIR VOICE
Srinagar, September 18 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders on Monday paid glowing tributes to Ajaz Dar on his martyrdom anniversary. According to media sources, a Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party spokesperson in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the sacrifices of Kashmiri people for securing right to self-determination would not go waste. Bilal Sidiqee in a statement in Srinagar paid rich tributes to Shaheed Aijaz Dar, saying he was a great warrior and dedicated solider of movement. He said that Aijaz Dar remained always at forefront and nourished the cherished movement with his blood. Zafar Akbar Butt in his statement in Srinagar paid tributes to Shaheed Aijaz Dar. He said, “We have always pleaded the case of people and always advocated peaceful means to resolve Kashmir dispute. KASHMIR VOICE
Srinagar, September 18 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, APHC Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani has urged the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to play an active and effective role in resolving the issues faced by Muslim Ummah.
According to media sources, Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar, while welcoming the statement of OIC on Kashmir, hoped that the organization would leave no stone unturned and would play an effective role in world politics. “There is a dire need to represent the divine message of peace and righteousness of Islam, and OIC is the best platform to promulgate and promote this message,” he added. Denouncing the Indian statement against OIC, wherein it has said ‘’OIC has no locus standi on Kashmir’’, Gilani said India is deliberately overlooking the historical background and facts related to Kashmir dispute. While hailing OIC for its stand on Kashmir, he urged the Muslim body to raise Kashmir at all international forums. Appealing to its member countries, Syed Ali Gilani asked OIC to present a unanimously agreed resolution in UN for settlement of Palestine and Kashmir issues. Syed Ali Gilani while favouring peaceful political settlement and situations in Middle East, said that member countries should ask the UN Secretary General to find ways and means to stop those oppressive forces responsible for prevailing bloodshed in the region. Hailing the Bar Association for its moral support for its President, Advocate Mian Abdul Qayoom, he said that each and every section of society should resent and resist sinister designs and stand firm against unauthorized, baseless allegations and defamation campaign launched by the Indian NIA. Paying tributes to Shaheed Aijaz Dar on his 29th martyrdom anniversary, Syed Ali Gilani said that he was a great warrior and a front line solider in freedom movement. KASHMIR VOICE
Geneva, September 17 (Kashmir Voice): Palestinian and Kashmiri human rights defenders came together to urge the United Nations to take a stand on the right to self-determination.
According to media sources, Palestinian activist Rania Madi during a seminar in Geneva informed the Kashmiri representatives on the occasion that the Palestine issue was similar to the Kashmir issue.” They both shared the stage at UN building in Geneva in a panel discussion on the right to self-determination. Alfred de Zayas, a UN expert, joined the seminar and urged Kashmiri and Palestinian activists to persist in their demands saying, “The world will have to listen to them one day.” Altaf Wani, who is leading a Kashmir delegation to the 36th session of UN Human Rights Council, welcomed the message of the UN expert, and urged rights activists from Palestine and Kashmir to keep the pressure on world powers and international opinion. Hassan Banna and Professor Shagufta Ashraf, members of Kashmiri delegation highlighted the situation in Jammu and Kashmir from their perspectives. KASHMIR VOICE
Srinagar, September 17 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani has flayed the puppet coalition regime for their divide-and-rule policy, asking it to desist from stirring communal sentiments in the territory.
According to media sources, Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “Interference and meddling in religious matters is a serious matter” and denounced the lockdown of Jamia Masjid, Srinagar, and barring the devotees from offering prayers. He said, “Such actions cannot be justified.” Terming the prevailing situation in the occupied territory horrendous, Gilani said, “Imperialistic and tyrannical forces for their political gains always exploit situations and instigate and promote infighting among different ethnic sections in society.” Gilani asked the followers of different faiths and religions to join right to self-determination movement irrespective of their faith and religion so that the long pending Kashmir was resolved as per people’s aspirations. KASHMIR VOICE