2021 April 23 » Kashmir Media Service

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Islamabad, April 23 (KMS): A demonstration to express solidarity with the people of Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir was held outside Faisal Masjid in Islamabad, today.

The demonstration organized by All Parties Hurriyat Conference Azad Jammu and Kashmir (APHC-AJK) chapter was attended by the members of Youth Forum Kashmir and civil society as well as leaders of political and religious parties. »

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UN, EU urged to take cognizance of grim HR situation in IIOJK

Srinagar, April 23 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the APHC Secretary General, Molvi Bashir Ahmed and other Hurriyat leaders have demanded immediate release of all illegally detained resistance leaders and activists including Ayaz Akbar.

Hurriyat leaders including Molvi Bashir Ahmed, Khawaja Firdous, Umar Aadil Dar, Khalid Bashir, Assadullah Parray and Maulana Ghulam Rasool Hami made the demand while addressing mourners who had gathered at the residence of incarcerated APHC leader, Ayaz Akbar, in Maloora HMT area of Srinagar to condole the demise of his wife. Ayaz Akbar’s spouse, who was suffering from cancer for the last eight years, passed away last night. Ayaz Akbar has been languishing in New Delhi’s infamous Tihar Jail following his arrest in July 2017 in a false case. He could not attend the funeral of his wife due to detention. »

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Hurriyat leaders express condolence with bereaved family

Srinagar, April 23 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the wife of illegally detained All Parties Hurriyat Conference leader, Ayaz Akbar, died in Srinagar after protracted illness.

The deceased, Rafeeqa Begum, was suffering from cancer for the last 8 years. She passed away on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday. Her funeral prayers were held, today, at her residence in Maloora HMT area of Srinagar.

Despite COVID-19 restrictions, hundreds of people including liberation leaders Noor Mohammad Kalwal, Muhammad Ahsan Untoo, Mohammad Yasin Butt, Muhammad Ashraf Laya, Syed Zahoor Gilani and Abdul Ghani Butt participated in her funeral prayers.

Ayaz Akbar is facing illegal detention in New Delhi’s Tihar Jail since 2017. »

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Untoo quotes last words of jailed Hurriyat leader’s wife

Srinagar, April 23 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the Chairman of Chairman of International Forum for Justice and Human Rights Jammu and Kashmir, Muhammad Ahsan Untoo, has said that the wife of illegally detained Hurriyat leader, Ayaz Akbar, wished to see her husband before death.

Ahsan Untoo in a post on his social media account quoted the last words of Rafiqa Begum, wife of Ayaz Akbar, passed away in Srinagar, last night. She was suffering from cancer for the last eight years.

Following is the text of Ahsan Untoo’s post; »

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Srinagar, April 23 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Molvi Yasin Shah, ‘Mu’azzin’ of historic Srinagar Jamia Masjid, passed away on Friday after a brief illness. He was 80.

A large number of people participated in his funeral prayers.

The Anjuman Auqaf Jamia Masjid spokesman in a statement in Srinagar said that Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq could not lead the Namaz-e-Janaza as he continues to remain under house arrest since August 2019. »

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Srinagar, April 23 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir National Front has condemned in strong terms the continued bloodshed, harassment of women and children, arrest and torture of youth by Indian troops in the territory.

The JKNF spokesman, Shafiq-ur-Rehman, in a statement issued in Srinagar said, on one hand, Indian forces have unleashed a reign of terror by killing youth in fake encounters, while, on the other, they are harassing and humiliating women and children in cordon and search operations. “It is shocking to see that Kashmiri children are being targeted, detained under notorious laws and subjected to the worst kind of torture in jails and interrogation centers”, he added. »

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Islamabad, April 23 (KMS): The Legal Forum for Oppressed Voices of Kashmir (LFOVK) has sought the urgent intervention of the Director General of Geneva-based World Health Organization (WHO), Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, to put pressure on India to release all illegally detained Kashmiri political leaders and activists.

The LFOVK in a letter addressed to the WHO Director General called for immediate action to address the plight of the Kashmiri political prisoners languishing in various jails of India amid the COVID-19 Tsunami which has shaken India.

In the letter, the LFOVK requested his immediate intervention to release these political prisoners who have been jailed just for seeking UN-guaranteed right to self-determination in at least 15 resolutions passed by the UNGA and UNSC since 1948. »

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Dies of Covid while being taken to Chandigarh

New Delhi, April 23 (KMS): Amid spike in corona virus cases in India, a retired Brigadier of the Indian Army died of Covid while being shifted to Chandigarh after he was denied a bed in any of the hospitals in Delhi.

Brigadier (retd) Rashpal Singh Parmar was being taken to Chandigarh after his son was unable to secure a bed in any of the hospitals in Delhi, including Army’s Base Hospital and Defence Research and Development Organisation’s hospital.

The family members of the deceased had arranged an oxygen cylinder for him and drove him to Chandigarh for immediate treatment. However, he died on the way. »

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Riding the tiger: Indian surrender continues

Jawad Falak
On 7 April 2021, the US Navy conducted a ‘navigation operation’ within Indian Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) without any intimation to India. To add insult to injury, the US 7th Fleet openly officially admitted the maneuver, saying, “On April 7, 2021 (local time) USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) asserted navigational rights and freedoms approximately 130 nautical miles West of the Lakshadweep Islands, inside India’s EEZ, without requesting India’s prior consent, consistent with international law.” It further stated the operation was important in “challenging India’s excessive maritime claims”. This incident has sent a shockwave in India which saw itself as an indispensible ally to the US.
A famous quote of John F Kennedy comes to mind “Those who foolishly sought power by riding the back of the tiger ended up inside”. It exemplifies the price of power to be paid by those who tried to bandwagon with those more powerful than themselves. While Kennedy used this quote at the height of the Cold War to highlight the plight of those countries who tried to gain power by joining the Communist Bloc and thus opening themselves to domination by authoritarian communist governments, it could be valid for those who allied themselves to the US as well. »

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Provide citizenship, travel documents to Pakistani women married to Kashmiris: Tarigami | Greater Kashmir

Srinagar, April 23 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, senior leader of the Communist Party of India Marxist (CPI-M), Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami, has described the occupation authorities’ move to set up a Special Task Force (STF) to monitor the activities of employees as arbitrary and draconian.

M. Y. Tarigami in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “The J&K administration’s latest order to constitute a STF to dismiss or take other punitive action against the government employees allegedly found involved in anti-national activities without holding any inquiry is arbitrary, draconian and is against the interests of the lakhs of employees working in the region”. »

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