Indian ED to quiz illegally detained Hurriyat leaders

Srinagar, July 04 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference has said that India is targeting the icon of freedom movement, Syed Ali Gilani, by subjecting his family members to political victimization to dent his resolve for the freedom cause.

The APHC in a statement issued in Srinagar said that having failed in cowing Syed Ali Gilani down despite stripping him of his political workers and advisers, New Delhi had now started harassing his family members using its investigative agencies as weapons of war. The statement said that Syed Ali Gilani’s two sons were repeatedly summoned to Delhi and now his grandson had been once again asked to appear at the headquarters of National Investigation Agency in New Delhi. Such means and illogical actions, the APHC said, cannot legitimize India’s forced control over Jammu and Kashmir.

The Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq addressing a meeting of the amalgam in Srinagar, today, asked the Indian authorities to remove restrictions on civilian traffic on Srinagar-Jammu highway and train service during the ongoing Amarnath Yatra. He termed the restrictions as an anti-people move. »

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Srinagar, July 04 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has expressed serious concern over the continued illegal arrest of its Chairman and senior resistance leader, Shabbir Ahmad Shah and other Hurriyat leaders languishing in infamous Tihar jail in New Delhi.

The DFP spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said that even after the passage of two years after the arrest of Shabbir Shah, nothing had been proved against him. Shabbir Shah was arrested by the Indian Enforcement Directorate in July 2017 in Srinagar and was soon shifted to Tihar jail, Delhi. »

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Srinagar, July 04 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Salvation Movement (JKSM), Zafar Akbar Butt has said that dialogue is the only option for resolution of the Kashmir dispute.

Zafar Akbar Butt in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “We have always taken a realistic and principled stance and advocated dialogue among the stakeholders to find an acceptable solution to the Kashmir dispute.” »

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Srinagar, July 04 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has asked the Indian authorities to remove restrictions on civilian traffic on Srinagar-Jammu highway and train service during the ongoing Amarnath Yatra. He termed the restrictions as an anti-people move.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said this while addressing a meeting of the amalgam in Srinagar, today. A statement issued after the meeting said the yatris had always been welcomed by the people of Kashmir who had always facilitated the smooth conduct of yatra. However time and again Kashmiris are subjected to harassment and inconvenience as the highway is shut down for them on one pretext or other, the statement said. »

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Srinagar, July 04 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Tehreek-e-Wahdat-e-Islami (TWI) has expresses profound grief and sorrow over the death of eminent historian, scholar and civil society activist, Munshi Ghulam Hassan.

Munshi Ghulam Hassan passed day at his residence in Nopora, Srinagar, yesterday, after short illness. He was 92. The deceased also remained Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Bank and Commissioner of Sales Tax. »

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New Delhi, July 04 (KMS): A Delhi Court has allowed the Indian Enforcement Directorate (ED) to quiz illegally detained six Kashmiri Hurriyat leaders and a noted businessman in a fake case registered against them.

Special Judge, Rakesh Syal, allowed the ED officers to interrogate the Hurriyat leaders, Peer Saifullah, Raja Merajuddin Kalwal, Ayaz Muhammad Akbar, Shahid-ul-Islam, Farooq Ahmed Dar, Nayeem Ahmed Khan and the businessman, Zahoor Watali, on any two working days from July 10-30. »

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Brussels, July 04 (KMS): The Chairman of Kashmir Council Europe (KCEU), Ali Raza Syed, has said that extension of President’s rule by Indian government in occupied Kashmir cannot stop the Kashmiri people from carrying forward their ongoing freedom movement.

Ali Raza Syed in a statement issued in Brussels, condemning the move said that imposition of President’s Rule or Governor Rule or holding of sham elections for the so-called Kashmir Assembly by India in occupied Kashmir was not a solution of the Kashmir dispute. There should be a plebiscite under the supervision of the United Nations in Jammu and Kashmir to allow the Kashmiri people decide the logical political fate of the territory, he said. »

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Jammu, July 04 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Peer Panchal Peace Foundation, Muhammad Hanif Kalaas, has strongly condemned the arrest of four Muslim traders by communal Indian police after labeling them as cattle smugglers in Jammu region.

The communal Indian police arrested four Muslim traders after labeling them as cattle smugglers in Rajouri and Poonch areas of Jammu region. The police also took around four dozen cattle into its possession. »

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