JKSM Leaders Continue Mass Contact Programme in IOK

Srinagar, November 10 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Salvation Movement (JKSM) leaders, Maulana Abdul Rasheed, Maulana Mushtaq Ahmed, Adnan Salfi, Mufti Qadri and Javed Ahmed addressed various gatherings n continuation with mass contact programme. According to media sources, the JKSM leaders visited many affected families in Shopian, Pulwama, Sopore and Ganderbal and reiterated that people of Kashmir would continue their struggle for securing their right to self-determination. They said every Kashmiri has rendered matchless sacrifices in the ongoing freedom movement, countless Kashmiris have been martyred, disappeared and tortured by the Indian forces but the people are committed to the Kashmir cause. They also denounced beating of people by the occupational forces during crackdowns and search operations in Badgam, Hajin and Shopian villages. KASHMIR VOICE

Mukhtar Waza Arrested in Islamabad Town

Srinagar, November 10 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the puppet authorities arrested the Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League (JKPL) Chairman, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza, in Islamabad town. According to media sources, the JKPL spokesman in a statement said that the police took Mukhtar Ahmed Waza into custody and lodged him in Sherbagh police station in the town. KASHMIR VOICE
Mukhtar Waza Arrested in Islamabad Town

Tripartite Talks Only Solution of Kashmir Dispute: Divender

Srinagar, November 10 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) leader, Advocate Divender Singh Behal, has said that tripartite dialogue is the best possible was to resolve the lingering Kashmir dispute. According to media sources, Advocate Divender Singh Behal speaking at the residence of Shaheed Waseem Ahmad at Drubgam in Pulwama said that the appointment of interlocutor by the Indian government was a useless move unless it made the atmosphere conducive for talks by repealing black laws, releasing political prisoners and stopping use of pellet guns in the territory. He said that the Indian government should withdraw troops from the occupied territory and start tripartite dialogue to settle the Kashmir dispute as per the aspirations of the Kashmir people. Paying rich tributes to Shaheed Waseem Ahmad, he said that the Kashmiri martyrs were rendering their lives for a noble cause and their sacrificing would not be allowed to go waste. KASHMIR VOICE
Tripartite Talks Only Solution of Kashmir Dispute  Divender

Slapping of PSA on Teh Activists Denounced

Srinagar, November 10 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir has denounced the slapping of draconian law, Public Safety Act (PSA), on party activists, Abdul Majeed Lone, Muhammad Siddeeq Lone, Mudassir Ahmad Ganai, Showkat Ahmad, Akhlaq Ahmad Lone, Muhammad Saeed Malik, Abdul Qayoom Ganai, Ejaz Ahmad Mir and Musab Ahmad for third time and described it the worst kind of human rights violation. According to media sources, Tehreek-e-Hurriyat in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the Indian government and its stooges in the territory were suppressing the Kashmiris’ freedom movement through use of brute force. It said that the authorities had converted occupied Kashmir into a military garrison. Meanwhile, a delegation on the directives of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, visited Kulgam and expressed solidarity with the bereaved families of three youth martyred by Indian troop recently. The delegation also conveyed a message of Syed Ali Gilani to the martyrs’ families. The delegation comprised Muhammad Owais, Ashfaq Ahmad and Gulzar Ahmad. KASHMIR VOICE
Slapping of PSA on Teh Activists Denounced

‘Inhuman Treatment of IOK Detainees Challenge for HR Bodies’

Srinagar, November 10 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has said that inhuman treatment meted out to the Kashmiri political detainees is a challenge for the international human rights organizations. According to media sources, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq addressing a gathering at Jami Masjid in Srinagar, today, appealed to the international human rights bodies to visit the jails of the occupied territory and India and take stock of the plight of the Kashmiri prisoners. “The United Nations, Amnesty International and International Committee of Red Cross are duty bound to send their teams to these jails to ascertain the condition of political prisoners,” he said. The Mirwaiz said that youth lodged in Jammu, Kathua and Tihar jails were subjected to inhuman treatment. “These youth are political prisoners. They shouldn’t be dealt with like criminals and other habitual offenders,” he added. He also condemned the atrocities being committed on people, especially youth in south and northern regions of the Kashmir Valley. “These atrocities being committed on the innocent people of Kashmir should serve as eye-opener for the world community,” he maintained. KASHMIR VOICE
Inhuman Treatment of IOK Detainees Challenge for HR Bodies

Glaring Example of How Draconian PSA Used Against Pro-Freedom People Khan Sopori Accused of Delivering Speech When He Was Under Detention

Srinagar, November 09 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, in a telling example of how the “lawless law” Public Safety Act (PSA) is slapped on pro-freedom people in the territory, the puppet administration in a fresh dossier has accused senior APHC leader, Ghulam Muhammad Khan Sopori, of giving a speech when he was in jail. According to media sources, the puppet authorities have said in the dossier that Ghulam Muhammad Khan Sopori gave a provocative speech at the funeral of Hizbul Mujahideen commander, Qayoom Najar, on September 26 – a date on which he was in detention at Sopore police station. The 70-year-old leader is under illegal detention since February this year. Qayoom Najar was martyred by Indian troops in Uri area of Baramulla district on September 26. At that time, the APHC leader, Ghulam Muhammad Khan Sopori, was under illegal detention at Sopore police station even after the High Court of the occupied territory had quashed a second PSA detention order against him on September 15. Khan Sopori was arrested in February this year and booked under the PSA, which was quashed by the High Court in June. On both occasions that the PSA orders were quashed, he was not released from jail. Now the puppet regime has prepared a fresh PSA dossier, charging him with delivering a “provocative speech” at Qayoom Najar’s funeral. The dossier mentions that Khan Sopori was released from PSA detention on September 9 and thereafter he was charged with “provoking, motivating the youth of Sopore for creating law and order problems”. However, the facts are contrary to what the dossier says. The APHC leader was arrested in Sopore on February 15, 2017 and has been in jail under the PSA for the past nine months. The PSA, which was enacted in the occupied territory in 1978, allows the puppet regime to detain any person without a trial for a period of up to two years. It has been described as a “lawless law” by the Amnesty International. Khan Sopori’s son, Sajad Khan, told media that his father was not released for a single day since his detention in February. “How is it possible that he has given a speech at the funeral of the Hizb commander? My father was in the Sopore police station after he was granted bail in his second PSA on September 15,” he said. “He was sent to Kathua Jail in Jammu after a third PSA was slapped against him, without any information to the family,” he, said, adding, “It was only when my father called from someone’s cell phone that the police were taking him to Jammu that we came to know about it.” Khan Sopori’s wife, three sons and a daughter live in a rented house in Sopore for the past six years, as their own house located in Srinagar’s Chanapora area was sealed by the puppet in 2012. “Our home was seized because my father has been affiliated with the freedom movement since his youth. He has spent more than 18 years in jail. When they failed to break his resolve, they snatched our home,” Sajad Khan said. KASHMIR VOICE
Glaring Example of How Draconian PSA Used Against Pro-Freedom People