‘India Has Started Malicious Campaign against Hurriyat Leaders’

Srinagar, September 08 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Muhammad Yasin Malik, has said that frustrated by the people’s uprising in 2016, Indian rulers with the active help of their Kashmiri stooges have started a vicious campaign against resistance leadership.
According to media sources, Muhammad Yasin Malik in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “Using NIA as a tool, the Indian leaders first started a media trial and propaganda against Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, myself and many others and accused us of orchestrating agitation.” After the media campaign, he said, the NIA was launched into action which has been terrorizing Kashmiri businessmen, traders, lawyers, students, journalists along with resistance leaders and activists. “During all these months, the NIA has been acting like notorious character Gabber Singh and this agency has so far not only arrested many resistance leaders and businessmen but also ruined business and careers of many people,” he deplored. Yasin Malik said that the joint resistance leadership decided to resist malicious motives and announced to go to Delhi on September 9 and voluntarily court arrest before the agency so that the falseness and hollowness of Indian propaganda against resistance movement is exposed. The JKLF Chairman said that from the last one and half years, thousands of young and old, men and women had been put behind the bars and thousands had been maimed and blinded. “More than 200 Kashmiris have been massacred and all this state terrorism is going on but has failed to force the Kashmiris into submission,” he added. He said, “Even today, NIA raids are going on. Sons, relatives and businessmen are being summoned and arrested. This is intimidation, but we will not succumb.” KASHMIR VOICE
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IOK HCBA President Asked Hard Questions in Delhi

New Delhi, September 08 (Kashmir Voice): The President of Kashmir High Court Bar Association, Mian Abdul Qayoom has faced hard questions from high-ranking officials of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in New Delhi.
According to media sources, Mian Abdul Qayoom was summoned to New Delhi by the NIA and was questioned for hours. The NIA has presented him as a witness in the fake case of funding from Pakistan to Kashmir. Advocate Arshad Andrabi, who is part of an 8-member HCBA team accompanying Mian Qayoom to Delhi, in a media interview, said that the Bar President was questioned for around five hours and was asked hard questions ranging from politics to his profession. He said that Mian Qayoom told the NIA investigators that he is a lawyer by profession and fights for the rights of his people. He said that the HCBA President was asked by the NIA officials to return to Delhi on September 14 for further questioning. A Bar Association member said that Mian Qayoom had volunteered to go to Delhi, even though he could have asked the NIA Investigation Officer to record his statement from his home. Meanwhile, Muhammad Aslam Wani, who was arrested in a fake case, told a court in New Delhi that there was no material or evidence against him in the case. He made the statement in a bail application he moved before the court, following which Additional Sessions Judge, Sidharth Sharma had sought response from India’s Enforcement Directorate (ED) by September 7. The ED opposed the bail plea of Aslam Wani. KASHMIR VOICE

Shutdown in Budgam against Nia Raid on Al-Moosvi’s Residence

Srinagar, September 08 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown is being observed in Badgam town, today, against a raid by the sleuths of India’s National Investigation Agency on the residence of senior leader of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi.
According to media sources, normal life was affected in the town today due to the shutdown call issued by Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi. All shops, business establishments and educational institutions are closed in the town. The NIA sleuths had yesterday conducted a raid at the residence of Agha Al-Moosvi which continued till late evening. The NIA officials had to flee in a hurry after hundreds of people raising pro-freedom and anti-India slogans held massive protests and stormed into the residence of the APHC leader. The protesters said that the NIA officials had misbehaved with Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi and his family and harassed them. KASHMIR VOICE
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World Asked To Take Notice of Muslims’ Genocide in Myanmar

Srinagar, September 08 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders have expressed concern over the genocide of Rohingya Muslims and asked the government of Myanmar to take steps towards stopping the killing of minority communities in the country.
According to media sources, Hurriyat leaders, Shabbir Ahmad Dar, Muhammad Iqbal Mir, Muhammad Ahsan Untoo, Imtiyaz Ahmad Reshi and Ghulam Nabi War in a joint statement issued in Srinagar urged the world community to take effective step and take notice of reports of mass killing of Muslims in Myanmar. Hurriyat leader, Javaid Ahmad Mir, in his statement issued in Srinagar expressed concern over the worst type of atrocities on the Muslims in Myanmar and said that the silence adopted by the European countries and the United Nations over the matter was unfortunate. He said Indian government by using the military might is subjugating the people of Kashmir. He said that India held several accords with Pakistan and made promises to resolve the Kashmir dispute but even after the passage of seven decades, the people of Kashmir were still awaiting to exercise their right to self-determination. The spokesman of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Freedom League (JKPFL) in a statement issued in Srinagar expressed concern over the mass killing of Rohingya Muslims and urged the international community to take notice of the barbarism against the Muslim community in Myanmar. He said that brutalities on the Rohingya Muslims were an eye-opener for the international human rights organizations. KASHMIR VOICE
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Chenab Valley Shuts Over Killing of Rohingya Muslims

Jammu, September 08 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, normal life was affected in Chenab Valley, today, due to shutdown called against the killing of Rohingya Muslims and provocative statements of the Indian government over the Rohingya refugee issue.
According to media sources, shops and other business establishments and private schools of Muslim community remained closed due to the shutdown in Bhaderwah, Doda, Kishtwar and Thathri areas. The shutdown call was given by Anjuman-e-Islamia Bhaderwah, Markazi Seerat Committee Doda, Majlis-e-Shoura Kishtwar, Anjuman Islamia Bhalessa and Thathri to protest against the merciless killings of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar by the government forces and mobs. The shutdown was also called to show resentment against Indian government for harassing Rohingya refugees and threatening to forcibly deport them at the behest of RSS. “This is really unfortunate that India, which calls itself as the largest democracy, is harassing and threatening to forcibly deport Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar, where hundreds of them are being killed every day and surprisingly the United Nations and human rights organizations have maintained a criminal silence, which is really unfortunate and uncalled for,” said Pervaiz Ahmed Sheikh, President of Anjuman-e-Islamia Bhadarwah. Shutdown is also being observed in Banihal town of Ramban district. All shops and other business establishments remained closed in Banihal town while traffic was off the road to protest the killing and persecution of Muslims in the Rakhine state of Myanmar. The High Court Bar Association of occupied Kashmir also staged a protest in Srinagar to denounce the killings. KASHMIR VOICE
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Friday Prayers Disallowed At Srinagar Jamia Masjid

Srinagar, September 08 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the puppet authorities disallowed Friday prayers at Jamia Masjid in Srinagar, today, by sealing the area to prevent pro-Rohingya protests.
According to media sources, the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, who delivers weekly sermon at the historic mosque, strongly denounced the authorities’ action. The Mirwaiz himself could offer Juma prayers as he is under house arrest since yesterday. Authorities imposed restrictions in several areas today to thwart protests against the killings of Rohingya Muslims. All roads leading to the historic mosque were sealed by rolls of concertina wires, witnesses said. No one was allowed to cross the barricades, they said. In a couple of tweets, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq denounced the puppet administration’s move to seal the area. “Protest against #RohingyaMuslimsGenocide severe restrictions imposed in downtown Srinagar, even children barred from going to schools,” he wrote. KASHMIR VOICE
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