Kashmir black day observed in Toronto

Srinagar, October 30 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Hurriyat forum-led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has said that the use of military might by India to crush the genuine struggle of Kashmiri people should serve as an eye-opener for the international community and global human rights watchdogs believing in democracy.

A spokesman of the Hurriyat forum in a statement issued in Srinagar strongly condemned the fresh wave of atrocities unleashed by Indian forces in the territory. He also denounced the continued house detention of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and the arrest of family members of prominent freedom leader, Syed Salahuddin by India’s National Investigation Agency.

The students of Kashmir University held a protest demonstration in the varsity campus in Srinagar, today, to denounce India’s military occupation of Jammu and Kashmir. The students of various departments raising anti-India and pro-freedom slogans marched through the campus. The protest was organized by Kashmir University Students Union. »

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Srinagar, October 30 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) has said that Indian leaders are not sincere in resolving the Kashmir dispute as per its historical background.

The DFP spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said that India was hell bent on suppressing the genuine voices and filling jails with those demanding legitimate rights. »

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Jammu, October 30 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, former Jammu and Kashmir interlocutor, Radha Kumar has said the solution to the vexed problem lies in taking up dialogue with all segments.

Radha Kumar in a statement in Srinagar said the dialogue was an all important constituent in the process as the problem had to be dealt and corrected historically which would lead to the settlement of pending issues and help create an environment of conviction and acceptability. »

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Srinagar, October 30 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza along with a delegation visited Seer Hamdan area of Islamabad district to express condolence with a victim in the area.

Waza sympathized with the family. Other members of the delegation included Nisar Ahmad Rather, Manzoor Ahmad,Molvi Aarif, Moammad Younis, Sajjad Ahmad, Mohammad Waheed and Shujatul Islam. »

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Berlin, October 30 (KMS): Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai, the Secretary General of World Kashmir Awareness Forum, has said that no settlement of the Kashmir dispute will be durable unless it is based on the principles of self-determination and no settlement will be acceptable to the Kashmiri people unless tripartite talks are initiated among Pakistan, India and the genuine Kashmiri leadership.

Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai who was in Berlin to participate in the ‘Million Man March’ announced by former AJK Prime Minister, Barrister Sultan Mehmood Choudhary, said October 27, 1947 is forever scarred in the collective minds of the Kashmiri people as on this day they became occupied. He reminded of the Ceasefire Line which not only divides the land but the families of Kashmiris as well. »

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Toronto, October 30 (KMS): Like Kashmiris and their friends around the world, the Canadians too observed Kashmir Black Day in Toronto, Canada.

The Canadians from all walks of life that included members of the Kashmiri community as well as others at a conference observed Kashmir Black Day.

In his welcoming remarks, Zafar Bangash, Director of the Institute of Contemporary Islamic Thought and Convener, Friends of Kashmir Committee briefly touched the significance of the day. He explained why the Kashmiris observe October 27 as ‘Black Day’. »

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Srinagar, October 30 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Hurriyat forum-led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has said that the use of military might to crush the genuine struggle of Kashmiri people serves as an eye-opener for the international community as well as global human rights watchdogs believing in democracy.

A Hurriyat forum spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar strongly condemned the continued house arrest of its chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and the fresh wave of atrocities unleashed by Indian forces on Kashmiri people. »

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Srinagar, October 30 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the President of Muslim Deeni Mahaz (MDM), Muhammad Qasim Fakhtoo has said that Muslims and Dalits are being persecuted in India ever since Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) came into power in India.

Muhammad Qasim Fakhtoo, who is in jail, in a statement issued in Srinagar said, Muslims are living in a constant fear and the Indian hyper-nationalism has overwhelmed the country’s politics, economy, society, education and media. “But this is only one aspect of this scenario. This has proved it again that no country in the world can truly be secular even if its constitution is secular,” he said. »

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Srinagar, October 30 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Kashmir Centre for Social and Developmental Studies (KCSDS) has said that conspiracies are being hatched to take away exclusive ethnic rights of the people of Jammu and Kashmir by the dominant fascist state, India.

The KCSDS in a statement in Srinagar today, while asking people to remain cautious, said the political masters were wrongly thinking that Kashmiris had forgotten the issue of Article 35-A. »

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Srinagar, October 30 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, pro-India National Conference while calling for a political initiative, has said that a singular focus on military and operational mechanism to deal with the Kashmir issue in the absence of a political initiative is a dangerous approach and continues to alienate the people.

The National Conference in a statement issued after re-election of Farooq Abdullah as party head by thousands of delegates participated in the day-long session in Srinagar said, “We urge both India and Pakistan to initiate a sustained, sustainable and comprehensive dialogue process to resolve all outstanding issues.” »

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