Mirwaiz prays for a strong and stable Pakistan

Srinagar, MTT News Desk: The Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference (M) (APHC-M), Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has written a letter to the Pakistan High Commissioner in New Delhi, Salman Bashir briefing him about the prevailing situation in Occupied State of Jammu & Kashmir (OSJK).

An APHC spokesman in statement issued in Srinagar said that the letter was handed over to the Pakistan High Commissioner by senior APHC leader, Agha Syed Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi in New Delhi during the Pakistan Day function.

In the letter, Mirwaiz on behalf of Hurriyat and Kashmiri people, prayed for a sustainable, stable and progressive Pakistan, the statement added.

Meanwhile, a Hurriyat spokesman denounced the police crackdown on youth in Kashmir, especially in Srinagar. The police are conducting nocturnal raids during which they terrorize people and ransack their belongings. Lethal gases like pepper gas are adding to the woes of people. People are complaining of various diseases due to frequent use of pepper gas, the statement said.

The police are giving a collective punishment to the people who are demanding end to oppression.

The spokesman in the statement said that such repressive measures were initiated by the authorities to break the will of Kashmiris. But such aggressive policies wont prevent people from pursuing their cherished goal of freedom, he said.

Meanwhile, on the instruction of the APHC Chairman, a delegation led by Ghulam Qadir Beigh visited Tujgari Mohalla, Nowhatta and took stock of the situation after 31 residential houses were gutted on Saturday. The delegation expressed sympathy with the victims and stressed their immediate rehabilitation.


Sonia playing down the situation in Kashmir, says Geelani

Srinagar, MTT News Desk: A day after the Congress President, Sonia Gandhi expressed satisfaction over what she said “remarkable progress” made in Occupied State of Jammu & Kashmir (OSJK), the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC), Syed Ali Shah Geelani has said that Sonia is deliberately playing down the situation in OSJK to conceal the realities.

Syed Ali Shah Geelani in a statement in Srinagar said, “The statement of Gandhi (Sonia) is nothing but a crude joke with the people of Kashmir. The drama is enacted with an eye on the next year’s General Elections.”

Sonia has expressed satisfaction over “remarkable progress” made in the territory but emphasised the need to “take note of the cry of pain and anguish” emanating from the people.

The APHC Chairman, Syed Ali Shah Geelani, demanded the return of the mortal remains of Muhammad Afzal Guru and Muhammad Maqbool Butt.

If Congress president is sincere in resolving Kashmir issue then she should accept the demand of the Kashmiris on priority and return the mortal remains to their families,” Geelani said.

Syed Ali Shah Geelani, who is also the President of Jammu & Kashmir Tahreek e Hurriyat (TeH), said that since the Congress president herself was a woman she can well understand the pain of a woman who was even not allowed to meet her husband prior to his execution, Geelani referred to the widow of Muhmammad Afzal Guru.

The APHC Chairman, Syed Ali Shah Geelani criticised the Congress for continuation of the draconian Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA).

3 Indian soldiers injured in fighting with Mujahadeen

Srinagar, MTT News Desk: In Occupied State of Jammu & Kashmir (OSJK), at least three Indian army soldiers are critically injured in a fight with Mujahadeen e Kashmir in Srinagar district.

The Mujahadeen conducted an attack on Indian army in Nowgam area on the outskirts of Srinagar on Thursday morning, officials said.

They said the injured personnel were rushed to the hospital and search operations have been launched against Mujahadeen e Kashmir.

India is occupying OSJK since 66 years through use of its military. The Kashmiri never accepted Indian occupation and since then, struggling for the right of self-determination.

Kashmir is an un-resolved part of dividing Hindustan into India and Pakistan. The people of Kashmir want to join Pakistan while India is trying to force them to become part India using its armed forces.

Hundreds of thousands of innocent Kashmiris are killed by Indian army so far, while 10s of thousands of Kashmiri women were raped by the same Indian army.

Kashmiris to protest to get Guru remains back.

Srinagar, MTT News Desk: In Occupied State of Jammu & Kashmir (OSJK), the Muttahida Majlis e Mashawrat (United Advisory Council) constituted by pro-liberation organisations has issued a five-day protest calendar to seek the mortal remains of Kashmiri leaders, Muhammad Maqbool Butt and Muhammad Afzal Guru, from New Delhis Tihar Jail to Kashmir.

the MMM announced the protest calendar after a meeting in Srinagar attended by the representatives of All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) led by the prominent Kashmiri leader, Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Dukhtaran-e-Millat, Jamaat-e-Islami of OSJK, Kashmir High Court Bar Association and other organisations.

A statement issued by the MMM after the meeting said that there would be a sustained campaign to seek the mortal remains of Maqbool Butt and Afzal Guru from Government of India. It urged the people to observe a complete strike on Friday and stage protests after congregational prayers. The Imams of masjids should make people aware of the present situation like the life sentences awarded to people of Kashmir, it added.

As per calendar, lawyers will stage protests on Wednesday and raise slogans like we want freedom and return the remains of martyrs. On Thursday, people of South Kashmir will hold protests at district headquarters of Islamabad, Shopian, Pulwama and Kulgam, demanding the mortal remains of Butt and Guru during the protests.

On Saturday (March 2), people have been asked to hoist red-ribbons on houses, vehicles and shops. The red ribbons would be a reminder of the blood of thousands of martyrs, the statement said. It urged the people to compensate the Friday strike by normal business on Sunday (March 3).

We request the people of Kashmir to follow the protest calendar religiously, the statement added.

Senior APHC leader and the Chairperson of Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Khawateen Markaz, Yasmeen Raja, along with a party delegation visited the residences of Shaheed Muhammad Afzal Guru and a 9th class student, Ubair Ahmad Rather, who was killed by Indian army during protest against Gurus hanging, in Sopore to express solidarity with the bereaved families.

A spokesman for the Muslim Khwateen Markaz in a statement in Srinagar said that Yasmeen Raja denounced Indias fascist tactics to suppress the Kashmiris liberation struggle.

She assured the family members of Muhammad Afzal Guru that a joint strategy would be worked out to press India for return of his body to the occupied territory from New Delhis Tihar Jail.

Inqilabi concerend over Indian Anti-Kashmir policies

Srinagar, MTT News Desk: In Occupied State of Jammu & Kashmir (APHC), APHC leader and the Chief Patron of Jammu and Kashmir Mahaz-e-Azadi (MeA), Muhammad Azam Inqilabi, has expressed serious concern over increase in anti-Kashmir actions of Indian government.

Muhammad Azam Inqilabi in a statement issued in Srinagar said that India hanged Afzal Guru to intimidate the Kashmiris into submission. He said that arrogant Indian leaders should understand that they could not achieve anything by martyring lakhs of Kashmiris. He said that New Delhi had broken all records of brutalities in OSJK.

Kashmiris on either side of the LoC hate Indian occupation and there is deep seated alienation against its rule, he said, adding that this alienation among Kashmiri youth would erupt like a volcano and Indian guns would not be able to stop the tide then.

The APHC leader deplored that New Delhi had started tightening noose around pro-resistance leadership. Be it Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Syed Ali Gilani, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Shabbir Ahmed Shah, Nayeem Ahmed Khan, Dr Qasim, Mushtaq-ul-Islam, Masarrat Aalam, they all are identity of Kashmiri nation.

The MeA patron extended his support to the programmes announced by the Muttahida Majlis-e-Mushawrat constituted by the pro-liberation organisations to seek the mortal remains of Kashmiri leaders, Muhammad Maqbool Butt and Muhammad Afzal Guru.

He said that the Kashmiris would continue their struggle till the objective of right of self-determination was realized. He also urged the pro-India politicians to shun electoral politics and join the ranks of freedom struggle.

Muslim Conference delegation visits martyred Ubair Mushtaq’s family

Srinagar, MTT News Desk: Muslim conference spokesman advocate abdul hamid in a press statement has said the party chairman shabir ahmed dar along with his high level delegation visited watergam to show solidarity with the family of Ubair mushtaq who was martyred recently.

Speaking on the occasion Shabir sahib said the kashmiries are offering huge sacrifices to achieve the cherished goal of freedom.

The sacrifices are unparallel and the most precious treasure for us which we have to guard against all odds.

the chain of sacrifices which started with the hanging of shaheed Maqbool bhat to Shaheed Afzal guroo are only for one point programme of complete freedom.

For the attainment of this goal we need sincere pro freedom &fearless leadership.

We have keep a watchful eye on those who create confusion & doubt in the rank & file of pro freedom parties instead the priority should be to purify freedom movement from such anti movement elements.

We have to devise a policy to get people on roads instead restricting the movement of people.

We have to create (TAHRIR SQUARE) TAHRIR CHOWK in every city & town to attract the attention of world community, the way Shaheed Afzal showed courage & character while kissing gallows should be followed in letter & siprit by every freedom lover & activist ,this also should serve eye opener to those who think freedom is not an achievable goal.

Shabir sahib condemned the continued arrest of shabir shah & nayeem khan.

Afzal Guru hanged to force Kashmiris to accept India, says Inqilabi

Srinagar, MTT News Desk: Chief Patron Jammu Kashmir Mahaz-e-Azadi (MeA) Muhammad Azam Inqilabi Monday expressed concern over increase in anti-Kashmir actions of Delhi darbar.

In a statement here, Inqilabi said Indian imperialists have stepped-up an offensive on Kashmiris.

They (Indian government) hanged Afzal Guru so as to force Kashmiris into submission. But arrogant Indian leaders should understand that what else have they achieved other than martyring one lakh Kashmiris, he said.

MeA patron said Kashmiris on either side of Loc hate Indian occupation and there is deep seated alienation against its rule.

He said alienation among Kashmir youth will erupt like a volcano and Indian guns wont be able to stop the tide then.

Inqilabi said India has broken all records of Pharaon, Namrood, Chengiz and Halaku in Kashmir.

Indian government has started tightening noose around pro-resistance leadership. Be it Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Yasin Malik, Shabir Shah, Nayeem Khan, Dr. Qasim, Mushtaq-ul-Islam, Masarat Aalam− they all are identity of this nation.

MeA patron extended his support to the United Advisory Council .

It is a welcome step. Pro-freedom leadership has formed the advisory council to seek mortal remains of Afzal Guru and Maqbool Bhat and about other issues related to movement, we will support their programs, he said.

We have reposed trust on Allah and we will continue our struggle till the objective of right of self-determination is realized, he added.

Inqilabi appealed pro-India politicians in Kashmir to shun electoral politics and join the ranks of freedom struggle. This will be a clear message to Delhi liege lords that they are not sincere. They promised plebiscite in Kashmir and later brazenly reneged on their promise.

He also appealed Pakistani leadership that besides extending moral support to Kashmir cause keep in mind the green agricultural land of theirs as well as India is aiming to turn them into a barren land by diverting Kashmir rivers.

He said OIC should form a group of experts to analyze the expansionist policies of India.

Pakistan’s support to Kashmir cause appreciated

Srinagar, MTT News Desk: The All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) Chairman, Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and other liberation leaders have expressed gratitude to the people and Government of Pakistan for observing the Kashmir Solidarity Day to show unity with the Kashmiri people engaged in a just struggle to secure their inalienable right to self-determination.

Syed Ali Shah Geelani, who is also the President of Jammu & Kashmir Tahreek e Hurriyat (TeH), in his message called upon Pakistan to galvanise its efforts to highlight the Kashmir dispute at the global level more vigorously. Syed Ali Shah Geelani also called the international community to force India to give the right of Self-Determination to the people of Jammu & Kashmir according to the resolutions of United Nations Organisation (UNO).

Syed Ali Shah Geelani, whose travel documents are forfeited by the Indian authorities and is under house arrest since long time strongly beleives that the future of Kashmir is not with India but with Pakistan.

Another APHC leader, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq maintained that Pakistan had always supported the Kashmir cause on moral, political and diplomatic levels and this support had been a source of inspiration for the Kashmiris. He hailed the message of President of Pakistan, Mr. Asif Ali Zardari, on the Solidarity Day that the country was firmly committed to finding a just and peaceful resolution of the Kashmir dispute. He urged India to reciprocate Pakistans sincere efforts and come forward to settle the dispute, once and for all.

Other senior Hurriyat leaders, Professor Abdul Ghani Butt, Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi, Maulana Abbas Ansari, Shabbir Ahmed Shah, Aasiya Andrabi, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Yasmeen Raja, Zafar Akbar Butt, Mukhtar Ahmed Waza, Muhammad Yousuf Naqash, Musaddiq Aadil, Farooq Ahmed Dar, Javed Ahmad Mir and Muhammad Farooq Rehmani in their messages maintained that Pakistans unflinching support had been the main motivating force of the Kashmir liberation movement.

Shabbir Ahmad Shah and the High Court Bar Association of the Occupied State of Jammu & Kashmir in their statements condemned the puppet administrations recent decision to prosecute Nayeem Ahmad Khan and other Hurriyat leaders in false cases.

The APHC-AJK at a meeting in Islamabad with its Convenor, Mehmood Ahmed Saghar, in the chair, also denounced the action.

On the other hand, Pakistanis living in Britain organized a function in Slough in connection with the Kashmir Solidarity Day. Addressing on the occasion, the speakers including heads of Kashmir Centres in London and Brussels, Professor Nazir Ahmed Shawl and Barrister Abdul Majeed Tramboo said that observance of the Solidarity Day was reiteration of the commitment of the people and government of Pakistan that the Kashmiris were not alone in their just cause.

Kashmiris in OSJK living in world’s largest prison camp

Vancover, MTT News Desk: Jammu & Kashmir Human Rights Council Int Wing Chairman last night called on all human rights organizations to raise voice against human rights violation in Occupied State of Jammu & Kashmir (OSJK). He was spaeking on a fuction of soldierity day with the people of Kashmir. Jammu & Kashmir is a one of biggest Prison Camp in the World.

Jammu & Kashmir Human Rights Council int Wing Chairman Raja Habib Jalib in a Fuction on Soldierity day with the people of Kashmir , called on all human rights organization to take a stand for the people of Kashmir. He said that human rights violation in Occupied State of Jammu & Kashmir (OSJK) has created a worse situation for civilians in Indian held Kashmir, and they are virtually living in world’s largest prision camp of Kashmir, while the World is enjoying the freedom & prosperity.

The Kashmiris have neither freedom of speech, movement nor press and even prominent political leader like Syed Ali Shah Geelani are not allowed to visit the other side of Kashmir.

He said that Kashmiris are raising voice for the right of self-determination for their people according to UN resolutions & their struggle must bring results eotherwise whole area will be become awar zone, with Atomic arsenals ready on each other will be disaster for the whole World.

Raja Habib Jalib called on both India & Pakistan to start three party dialogue and seriously think about solving this issue according to the wishes of people of Kashmir.

He said that mere lip service of dialogue will not solve this issue. He said that core issue of conflict is Kashmir and both India and Pakistan must start serious dilaogue and the World must supervice these dialogue including Islamic World.

He said that killing, rape, tortue, extra judicial killings and disappearence of civilians in Occupied State of Jammu & Kashmir (OSJK) must stop and India must abolish special military powers act and stop rape killings of innocent Kashmiris in the hands of Indian armed forces.

Raja Habib Jalib said that Indian Army has been given free hand to kill civilans and rape innocent women in OSJK and this shows claerly that Indian military forces in Kashmir are committing war crimes.

He said that UN must sent observes in cease Fire Line (CFL) area so that local public could live in peace in CFL area, where Indian violations of cease fire line have created a great problem for the Kashmiri public on both sides of cease fire line.

He said that investigation should be made of mass unmarked graves in differant towns, villiages and cities of OSJK, where the civilians are killed by Indian authorities and Indian army and thrown in holes.

Raja Habib Jalib also called the Hurriyat leadership to unite under one banner & one voice ,so that the voice of people could be heard.

Amarnath Yatra schedule unacceptable, Says APHC

Srinagar, MTT News Desk: In Occupied State of Jammu & Kashmir (OSJK), the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC), Led by the President of Jammu & Kashmir Tahreek e Hurriyat (TeH) termed the Amarnath Yatra as unacceptable, scheduled recently by the Amarnath Shrine Board.

The APHC has said that it will prove disastrous for ecology of the territory.

The APHC at its Executive Council meeting in Srinagar chaired by its General Secretary, Ghulam Nabi Sumjhi, said that the Shrine Board, without taking into consideration the suggestions and objections raised by experts, announced the schedule in a autocratic way.

The APHC said that the decision would prove disastrous for the ecology, environment, forests and water resources of the territory.

The meeting observed that the civil society, peoples representatives and experts in environment and forestry had been urging the authorities for limiting and decreasing the Yatra duration and number of yatris. But the Shrine Board works like a state within the state, said a spokesman of the forum, strongly castigating the role and silence of the puppet authorities on the matter.

Reiterating the demand of handing over the administration of Shrine Board to local Pandits, members of the Executive Council decided that they would intensify the public awareness campaign by meeting all sections of people and will apprise them of the stand adopted by the forum with regard to Amarnath Yatra.

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