Muslim body says hearing of petition will create fear among Muslims

Protesters at the Jama Masjid, a mosque in New Delhi, on Friday in a demonstration against India’s new citizenship law.New Delhi, June 15 (KMS): In a bid to gain control over almost all religious places especially mosques in India, a Hindu organisation has moved the Supreme Court to challenge a provision of a 1991 law that maintains the religious character of holy structures as they existed on August 15, 1947, before the Partition.

The petition has been filed by Mahasangh seeking directions from the top Indian court to declare Section 4 of the 1991 Act as ultra vires, meaning beyond its legal power or authority, and unconstitutional. At present, the law does not allow the conversion of a temple into a mosque and vice versa.

The plea contended that the Act had barred the right and remedy against encroachment made on religious property of what, it claimed Hindus, by exercise of power by followers of another faith [Muslims]. “The result is that Hindu devotees cannot raise their grievance by instituting any suit in a civil court or invoke the jurisdiction of the High Court under Article 226 of the Constitution against high-handedness and will not be able to restore back the religious character of Hindu endowments, temples, mutts etc from hoodlums if they had encroached upon such property before August 15, 1947 and such illegal and barbarian act will continue in perpetuity,” said the petition. »

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Srinagar, June 15 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Tehreek-e-Wahdat-e-Islami (TWI), paying glowing tribute to the Kashmiris for bravely facing Indian atrocities, said that regardless of the torment and agony the just struggle of the people of the territory is destined to succeed.

TWI spokesman, in a statement issued in Srinagar said that history is witness that the spirit of people to seek freedom and determine their political future can’t be suppressed by brutal tactics. He added that the repression of Indian occupying forces can never force the Kashmiris to give up their struggle for the right to self-determination as promised to them by the United Nations resolutions. »

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Shujaat BukhariBrussels, June 15 (KMS): The Chairman of Kashmir Council EU, Ali Raza Syed has said that the veteran Kashmiri journalist, Shujaat Bukhari would always be remembered for playing an important role in highlighting the Kashmir issue and the plight of the Kashmiris at the international level.

Ali Raza Syed in a statement on the occasion of the second death anniversary of Shujaat Bukhari, said, “We pay tribute to Shujaat Bukhari for his efforts to highlight the Kashmir issue, especially the rights of Kashmiris.”

It is worth mentioning here that Shujaat Bukhari, Editor-in-Chief of Rising Kashmir newspaper and a renowned Kashmiri intellectual, was killed by unknown gunmen near his office in Srinagar, on June 14, 2018. »

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Jammu, June 15 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, protest demonstrations were held in Jammu region against the anti-people policies of the Indian authorities.

Showing deep resentment over the exploitation of educated youth of Jammu region and Kashmir valley, activists of Young Panthers staged a protest in Jammu. The protesters carried banners and placards reading “Revoke SRO 202, We Want Justice” slogans.

Addressing the media, Partap Singh Jamwal said as per the new recruitment rules, said the new rules are absolutely deception for the Kashmiri youth. He said under SRO 202, the appointee in first five years shall be entitled to minimum pay scale which is not more than Rs10, 000. »

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FO spokesperson Aisha Farooqui says statement is another manifestation of BJP government's delusions about AJK and incurable obsession with Pakistan. PHOTO: FILEIslamabad, June 15 (KMS): Pakistan on Sunday asked the Indian government to immediately remove all restrictions in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJK), withdraw occupation forces and abolish draconian laws there instead of entertaining further delusions about Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

While strongly rejecting Indian defence minister’s “delusional remarks” through a video address to “Jammu Jan Samvad rally” about AJK and situation in IOJ&K, Foreign Office spokesperson said the statement was another manifestation of the BJP government’s delusions about AJK and incurable obsession with Pakistan.

“Rather than entertain any further delusions about AJK, the Indian government must immediately remove all restrictions in IOJ&K, restore all means of communications including 4G internet, withdraw occupation forces from the region, remove draconian PSA, AFSPA and UAPA laws, and allow unfettered access to international observers and independent media to the occupied territory,” the spokesperson remarked. She said it had been clear to the people of IOJK, Pakistan and the international community that the motive behind the RSS-inspired BJP government’s illegal and unilateral actions of August 5, 2019 was to inter alia bring about demographic changes in the IOJK so that the Muslim majority in the region could be changed by ‘deceit, fraud and brute force.’ »

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