Srinagar, September 23 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, traders’ and transporters’ bodies have called for complete shutdown on Monday(September 25) against the summoning of Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers Association (KTMF) President, Muhammad Yasin Khan, by India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA).
According to media sources, the NIA has summoned Muhammad Yasin Khan to its headquarters in New Delhi on Monday. Addressing a press conference in Srinagar, representatives of KTMF, Kashmir Economic Alliance and transporters called for complete shutdown to protest against the NIA notice. On the other hand, the NIA has also summoned the Kashmir University scholar, Aala Fazili, to its headquarters in New Delhi on Monday. Fazili, a resident of Humhama, is perusing Phd in Pharmacy department of the varsity. KASHMIR VOICE
Srinagar, September 22 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, Dukhtaran-e-Millat has said that the puppet authorities once again did not produce the illegally detained party Chairperson, Aasiya Andrabi, before a court in Srinagar.
According to media sources, the DeM General Secretary, Nahida Nasreen in a statement issued in Srinagar said that Indian government and the puppet Chief Minister of the territory, Mehbooba Mufti, had planned to kill Aasiya Andrabi in prison. She said that apart from ignoring the Indian Supreme Court guidelines of keeping detainees close to their homes, Aasiya Andrabi, was lodged in Amphala jail in Jammu where she was not being provided medical facilities. Hitting out at the puppet administration for not presenting the DeM Chairperson in court for trial on the hearing dates, the Nahida Nasreen termed it a plot to prolong her illegal detention. “Aasiya Andrabi has not been provided medical facilities since the day she was detained. Presently, the condition of her health has worsened and her blood pressure has gone up,” she added. She appealed to the world human rights organizations and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to take cognizance of the plight of Kashmiri political detainees languishing in different jails. KASHMIR VOICE
Srinagar, September 22 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Muslim League (JKML) has expressed concern over the deteriorating health of illegally detained Hurriyat leaders, Masarrat Aalam Butt and Aasiya Andrabi.
According to media sources, the JKML spokesman, Sajjad Ayubi in a statement issued in Srinagar said that both Masarrat Aalam Butt and Aasiya Andrabi had been suffering from several ailments and the authorities were not even providing them basic medical facilities in the jails. He said that the purpose of prolonging their illegal detention was to suppress their resolve but India and its stooges in the territory would never succeed in their nefarious designs. The spokesman appealed to the world community and international human rights organizations to take notice of the prolonged illegal detention of the Hurriyat leaders and play role in their immediate release. KASHMIR VOICE
Srinagar, September 22 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders and organizations have expressed deep shock and grief over the loss of precious lives of innocent civilians in an explosion in Tral area of Pulwama district.
According to media sources, the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik in a statement issued in Srinagar said that rampant construction of camps and bunkers by Indian forces in the densely-populated areas had made life of innocent people miserable. Hizbul Mujahideen chief, Syed Salahuddin in a statement issued in Srinagar said, the blast is a handiwork of Indian agencies. He said such incidents are being carried out only to divert the attention of the world community from the Kashmir dispute. Hurriyat leaders, Zafar Akbar Butt, Javaid Ahmad Mir, Farida Bahenji and Wajahat Bashir Qureshi, human rights activists, Rauf Ahmad Khan and Junaid Ahmed and Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party in their statements also condemned the Tral blast that resulted in killing and injuring of innocent civilians. KASHMIR VOICE
Srinagar, September 22 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the businessmen have said that the anti-trade policies of the Indian authorities have left the entire business community disinterested in continuing trade via cross-border routes.
According to media sources, community leaders, many of them insecure due to the Indian National Investigation Agency (NIA) raids on top businessmen, told media that cross-LoC trade is on a perpetual decline with more traders discontinuing their normal business through these routes. The Chairman of Cross LoC Traders Union, Asif Lone, said the continuous ignorance and clampdown by the Indian government and its agencies have reduced the number of registered businessmen to just 15 from 638. “The diminishing numbers itself speak how much has trade flourished at LoC. We are now in the firm belief that we were just made victims of CBMs, and there was no sincerity from government in doing so. We were offered verbal assurances when there was a craze among government corridors to start the trade, and now when government agencies are themselves creating an atmosphere of insecurity, expecting government to do better is just futile unless they sincerely do so,” he added. He said that the puppet Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti too gave assurances last month of several facilities like a banking centre, scanners etc. to be provided for hassle-free trade between the two parts of Jammu and Kashmir. “But they were all verbal assurances, and nothing happened on ground. The sincerity of the government to flourish trade relations between the two countries can be gauged from the fact that earlier, there used to be more than 30 trucks running on the route on a daily basis, and now the number is between eight to 10,” he said. The President of Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industries (KCCI) Javed Ahmad Tenga, said that due to lack of facilities, the business community was facing a number of problems in doing hassle-free trade, and that is probably the main cause of the diminishing cross-LoC trade. KASHMIR VOICE
Islamabad, September 22 (Kashmir Voice): The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Freedom League, Muhammad Farooq Rehmani, has strongly condemned police raid on the JKPFL office in Srinagar and arrest of party General Secretary, Muhammad Ramzan Khan who is ill for a long time. According to media sources, Muhammad Farooq Rehmani in a statement issued in Islamabad demanded immediate release of Ramzan Khan and said that the arrests of political leaders and workers were aimed at harassing and torturing them and their families vindictively to achieve the puppet regime’s malicious designs. He said that Kashmir had been turned into a police state where everybody’s life, honour and property was insecure and only a class of vested interests thrived under the Indian regime and its agents. He appealed to the world community to address the worsening situation in occupied Kashmir and help in resolving the lingering Kashmir dispute in accordance with the aspirations of the Kashmiri people. KASHMIR VOICE