Srinagar, February 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Kashmir Press Club on Monday convened an urgent meeting to discuss physical attacks, threats, intimidation being meted out to the journalist community by Indian police.

The meeting, in which representatives of all journalist associations took part, noted with concern that from the first day since Kashmir’s special status was removed on August 5, last year, the authorities are not enabling journalists and media to operate freely in the Valley, Kashmir Press Club said in a statement released on Monday. »

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Pakistan is our global mission: Gilani

Srinagar, February 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown will be observed, tomorrow, to mark the 36th martyrdom anniversary of prominent Kashmiri liberation leader, Muhammad Maqbool Butt.

Call for the strike has been given by the All Parties Hurriyat Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq-led Hurriyat forum, the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front and other pro-freedom leaders and organizations. India had hanged Muhammad Maqbool Butt in New Delhi’s Tihar Jail on 11th February, 1984.

The Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani in a video message from his Hyderpora residence in Srinagar, where he continues to remain under house arrest, said that Pakistan was the mission of the people of Kashmir and they would continue to stick to this mission throughout their life. He said Pakistan is their slogan, path and destination. The veteran leader pointed out that the Kashmiris were making every effort as a global mission to associate their future with Pakistan, which is a great blessing of God. Syed Ali Gilani repeatedly recited ‘There is no god But Allah’ during the entire video statement. »

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Islamabad February 10 (KMS): A seminar was held in connection with the martyrdom anniversaries of prominent Kashmiri leaders, Muhammad Maqbool Butt and Muhammad Afzal Guru organized by All Parties Hurriyat Conference Azad Jammu and Kashmir (APHC-AJK) chapter in Islamabad, today.

APHC-AJK Convener, Syed Abdullah Gilani chaired the function. On this occasion, the Hurriyat leaders highlighted the unprecedented sacrifices of the martyrs for the freedom cause and reaffirmed their commitment to continue their mission till its logical end.

The Hurriyat leaders said that India in violation of all moral values and constitutional obligations martyred Muhammed Maqbool Butt on February 11, 1984 and Mohammad Afzal Guru on February 09, 2013. They said that Kashmiris had made unprecedented sacrifices for their right to self-determination and were still sacrificing their precious lives for the Kashmir cause. »

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Srinagar, February 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani has said that Pakistan is the mission of the people of Kashmir and they will continue to stick to this mission throughout their life.

The ailing APHC chairman in a video statement from his Hyderpora residence in Srinagar where he continues to remain under house arrest said Pakistan is their objective; it is their slogan and it is their path and destination. »

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Srinagar, February 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown will be observed, tomorrow, to mark the martyrdom anniversary of prominent Kashmiri leader, Muhammad Maqbool Butt, who was hanged by the Indian authorities in New Delhi’s Tihar Jail on 11th of February in 1984.

Call for the strike has been given by the All Parties Hurriyat Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq-led Hurriyat forum, the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front and other pro-freedom leaders and organizations. »

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Srinagar, February 10 (KMS): In occupied  Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders and organizations continue to pay glowing tributes to two prominent Kashmiri martyred leaders Muhammad Maqbool Butt and Muhammad Afzal Guru, who were hanged in New Delhi’s Tihar jail in the second week of February in 1984 and 2013. »

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New Delhi, February 10 (KMS): APHC leader and the Jammu and Kashmir People’s Movement Chairman, Mir Shahid Saleem has criticized the Indian civil society and media for adopting a biased approach towards the sufferings of the Kashmiri people.

Mir Shahid Saleem while addressing a seminar in New Delhi said that after the abrogation of special status of Jammu and Kashmir, the people of Jammu and Kashmir were passing through a humanitarian crisis. He said Indian has not only snatched away political, democratic and human rights of the Kashmiri people but has also thrown them into a deep humanitarian crisis. »

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ISLAMABAD, Feb 10 (KMS):Minister for Foreign Affairs Shah Mahmood Qureshi held consultative meetings with the Kashmiri leadership wherein he reiterated that Kashmir would continue to remain the cornerstone of Pakistan’s foreign policy.

The meetings were in fact the follow-up to Prime Minister Imran Khan’s meeting with the Kashmiri leadership and his address to the Legislative Assembly of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) on Kashmir Solidarity Day on February 5, a Foreign Office press release received Sunday.

Among those whom the foreign minister met included Heads of parliamentary parties in AJK, led by Prime Minister Raja Muhammad Farooq Haider Khan, as well as with representatives of the All Parties Hurriat Conference (APHC) leadership. »

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LAHORE, February 10 (KMS): Punjab Governor Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar said Saturday that Kashmir is not an issue of Pakistan or Kashmiris only but of the entire world, as peace cannot be established in the region till the settlement of the long-drawn issue.

He expressed these views in a meeting with Prince Mozi Dlamini, son-in-law of Nelson Mandela, and former Sindh Governor Lt-Gen (retd) Moeenuddin Haider at the Governor’s House. Sarwar said that if the resolutions on the Kashmir issue could be presented in the European Union, then why not in the Arab League and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). The Muslim Ummah must get united for the settlement of Kashmir and Palestine issues, he added. »

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Dr. Syed Nazir Gilani

Government of India has taken two main actions on 5 August and 31 October 2019 against the habitat and the people placed under her temporary administration. We seem to have overplayed (as a genuine concern) the action of 5 August 2019 of placing the people under curfew and disconnecting them from rest of the world and have missed the severity of the second action of 31 October 2019, when India dismembered the State into Union Territories, annexed them with the Union of India and decided to savage the politics, history, culture and demography of Kashmir for the first time in the last 174 years of the struggle of the people.

Curfews have remained a regular feature in the lives of the people. But the action of 31 October 2019, is unprecedented. India has turned her back on the work carried out under UNCIP resolutions of 13 August 1948, which laid down three stages in the settlement of the dispute: cessation of hostilities, organization of the truce by demilitarization of all the territories concerned, and organization of the plebiscite. It has turned her back on its bilateral and multi-lateral engagements with Pakistan, on the agreed solution of the right of self-determination of the people of Kashmir. »

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