Jammu, July 27 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Movement (JKPM) has expressed serious concern over the plight of illegally detained Hurriyat leaders and activists languishing in different jails of India and the territory.

The JKPM Chairman, Mir Shahid Saleem, in a statement issued in Jammu said that Shabbir Ahmed Shah, Altaf Ahmed Shah, Nayeem Ahmed Khan, Farooq Ahmed Dar, Merajuddin Kalwal, Ayaz Akbar, Advocate Shahid-ul-Islam, Shahid Yousuf and Zahoor Ahmed Watali completed one year of imprisonment in New Delhi’s Tihar Jail but India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA), which booked these leaders under false charges, failed to prove anything against them.

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Srinagar, July 27 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the administration has filed reply in a court in Bandipora against Rs 10 crore compensation suit filed by the Chairman of Islami Tanzeem-e-Azadi (ITA), Abdul Samad Inquilabi, for his repeated arrest under different draconian laws during the past more than two decades.The the Principal District and Session Judge, Bandipora, has fixed August 4 as next date of hearing.

On the direction of the court, the respondents through their counsel filed the reply against the suit filed by Abdul Samad Inquilabi. Inquilabi had filed a case seeking compensation maintaining that due to his repeated arrests under Public Safety Act, TADA and other Acts during the past 20 years, his domestic condition has been affected adversely. He stated in the petition that he had lost all abilities and potential to work for material gains and illegal confinements, intimidation, surveillance and other repressive and oppressive actions had badly affected his body and mind.

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Brussels, July 27 (KMS): The Kashmir Council European Union (KCEU) has welcomed the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman, Imran Khan’s stance on Kashmir dispute after victory in the parliamentary elections in Pakistan.

In his first address to nation as leader of largest political party after the elections, Imran Khan on Wednesday suggested, “The leaders of Pakistan and India should sit down at a table and resolve the Kashmir dispute.” »

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Srinagar, July 27 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the illegally detained Hurriyat leader, Shabbir Ahmed Shah’s daughter Sama Shabbir Shah, who recently topped class 12th examination, has been left high and dry as the authorities have kept his passport application pending for the last six months.

Sama Shabbir Shah has got admission in University of Manchester for the LLB course and is supposed to complete the formalities by the end of this month. “I have just few days left to visit the university and complete the admission formalities. But the authorities have not issued passport to me. I got the call from university as well. I am yet to get passport,” Sama told media men in Srinagar. »

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London, July 27 (KMS): The Chairman of South Asia Centre For Peace and Human Rights, Professor Nazir Ahmed Shawl, and the Chairman of International Commission for Human Rights, Barrister Abdul Majeed Tramboo have welcomed the speech made by the Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, Imran Khan, which envisions a scenario of hope and deliverance.

Professor Nazir Ahmed Shawl and Barrister Abdul Majeed Tramboo in a letter addressed to Imran Khan apprised him of the Kashmir dispute including gross human rights violations by Indian troops in occupied Kashmir. »

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Srinagar, July 27 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Muhammad Yasin Malik has said that the Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, Imran Khan will focus on Kashmir to bring peace to the entire South Asian region.

Muhammad Yasin Malik in an interview in Srinagar recalled his friendship with the former cricket star, Imran Khan, and his concern about unresolved Kashmir dispute. He said in October 2005 when a devastating earthquake hit Kashmir on both sides of the Line of Control, Imran Khan had spent Eid with victims in Azad Jammu and Kashmir. »

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Srinagar, July 27 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference has strongly condemned the arrest spree unleashed by Indian police and troops in various areas saying that the authorities have waged a war on the people of the territory.

The APHC in a statement issued in Srinagar said that Hurriyat leader, Bashir Ahmed Qureshi, was arrested and lodged in Sopore police station. “Police during night raids harassed family members of pro-freedom leader, Muhammad Rafiq Ganai, who was released a few weeks back after prolonged detention in various jails, however, police is again raiding his residence and harassing the inmates,” it said. »

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(Part two of three parts article)

Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai

Washington, July 27 (KMS): The Aaland Islands had already petitioned the Russians to secede from Finland and join Sweden. The cry for independence in Finland set in motion Swedish aspirations to be among their own, to secede from Finland and join Sweden as they had been little more than a century earlier.

By means of a petition and supported by more than 96% of the population, they then petitioned the new government of Finland and proposed seceding from Finland, joining Sweden, to come under Swedish government control. The Swedish government, however, was not uniformly excited by the prospect or concerned about the Aaland Islanders or their interests for reasons having to do with internal politics more than anything else. The ideological struggles taking place in Russia and Finland were causing disarray in execution of policy in Sweden as well. As such their support for the petition was weak, and as a result it was less of a dispute between Sweden and Finland than a dispute between the Aaland Islands and Finland. »

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