Washington DC, September 23 (KMS): Secretary General of Washington-based World Kashmir Awareness Forum (WKAF), Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai, has thanked the Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, on behalf of the Kashmiris for reiterating one more time his government’s support for the just cause of Kashmir.

The Turkish President in his address to the ongoing 75th session of the UN General Assembly through video-link said, the Kashmir conflict, which is also key to the stability and peace of South Asia, is still a burning issue. »

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Srinagar, September 06 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, senior Hurriyat leader, Professor Abdul Ghani Butt and Musadiq Aadil visited the residence of Kashmiri scholar, Abdul Majeed Butt in Sopore, today, to express condolence with his family over his death.

Abdul Ghani Butt speaking on the occasion paid glowing tributes to Abdul Majeed Butt and praised him for his services towards Kashmir liberation movement.

He said that it were the great sacrifices of the people of Kashmir which raised the Kashmir dispute at international level. If world wants and needs peace it has to put pressure on India to resolve the lingering Kashmir dispute according to the wishes of the people of Kashmir, he added. »

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Srinagar, August 30 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Anjuman Sharie Shian organized mourning ceremonies on the occasion of Ashura across the valley.

Scholars on the occasion explained the philosophy of martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and the different aspects of the battle of Karbala.

President of Anjuman Sharie Shian, Agha Syed Hassan Al Moosvi Al Safvi, who has been under house arrest since August, last year, was continuously barred from attending the mourning gatherings at central imambargah in Budgam. »

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Srinagar, August 23 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Tehreek-e-Wahdat-e-Islami, a constituent of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) has said that India has converted Jammu and Kashmir into another Karbala.

This was said by Tehreek-e-Wahdat at a meeting in Srinagar which was chaired by Nisar Hussain Rather. Paying tributes to Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA), the meeting discussed the current situation in Jammu and Kashmir and various programmes were finalized regarding the Muharram. »

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Srinagar, August 16 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, senior Hurriyat leader, Professor Abdul Ghani Butt along with a delegation visited the house of ailing General Secretary of Awami Action Committee, Ghulam Nabi Zaki in Sopore to inquire about his health.

Professor Abdul Ghani Butt speaking to the people on the occasion said that it was the right time to resolve Kashmir dispute and called for initiation of a dialogue process at the earliest.

Professor Abdul Ghani Butt said that Chinese presence in Ladakh had added a new dimension to present situation, which if escalated would be disastrous for the whole region. He said in order to avoid any untoward situation, it is imperative that the Kashmir dispute be resolved through dialogue. »

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Srinagar, August 14 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the people are celebrating Pakistan’s Independence Day, today, as Jashn-e-Azadi and Thanksgiving Day with great enthusiasm, devotion and respect.

Call for observance of the day has been given by All Parties Hurriyat Conference and endorsed by various Hurriyat leaders and organizations. They have also called for observance of India’s Independence Day, tomorrow (15th August), as a Black Day, and mark it by complete shutdown to convey the message to the world that they reject India’s illegal occupation of their homeland.

The APHC in a statement in Srinagar maintained that Pakistan has always supported the Kashmiris’ just struggle for securing their right to self-determination. It appealed to the people to observe complete shutdown on Indian Independence Day on Saturday. »

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Islamabad, August 09 (KMS): The Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League (JKPL) has supported the strike call of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference on Tuesday (August 11) on the martyrdom anniversary of senior Hurriyat leader, Sheikh Abdul Aziz.

Sheikh Abdul Aziz was shot dead by Indian troops while he was leading a procession from Srinagar to the Line of Control on August 11, 2008 against the economic blockade of the Kashmir Valley by Hindu extremists of Jammu. »

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Kuala Lumpur, August 08 (KMS): Former Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dr Mahathir Mohammad said that he chose to stand with humanity when he spoke out for the people of Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir in the United Nations General Assembly.

Addressing a function in support of Kashmir in Kuala Lumpur, Mahathir Mohammad said that he chose to speak for the people of Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir despite being aware of the possible backlash to his decision. He said that in his mind, silence was not an option.

He further said that Kashmiris were forced to live under harsh military rule and the international community should take notice of Kashmiri people’s plight. »

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Muzaffarabad, August 07 (KMS): A delegation of Hurriyat AJK leaders met Leader of Opposition in the National Assembly and PML-N President Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif and other opposition leaders in Muzaffarabad, today, and apprised them of the latest situation of Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).

The Hurriyat AJK delegation comprising Syed Faiz Naqashbandi, Sheikh Abdul Mateen, Ishtiyaq Hameed, Syed Aijaz Rehmani, Imtiaz Wani and Main Muzaffar Shah, told Shahbaz Sharif and other opposition leaders including former Prime Minister, Raja Pervez Ashraf, Ahsan Iqbal, Tariq Fazal Chaudhry and Maulana Asad-ur-Rehman, that the Indian troops were committing gross human rights violations in the occupied territory. However, they said that the Indian brutalities would not be able to suppress the Kashmiris’ freedom sentiment and they would continue their freedom struggle till complete success.

The Hurriyat AJK leaders thanked the people, government and political parties of Pakistan for their continued support to the Kashmir cause. »

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Multan, August 01 (KMS): Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that Pakistan will give a befitting response to any Indian misadventure along the Line of Control (LoC).

Talking to media persons here in Multan on Saturday, he said, Modi-led fascist government in India is preparing to begin construction work on Ram Mandar in Ayodhya and Pakistan condemns this act.

He said Yaum-e-Istehsal will be observed on August 5 (Wednesday) across the country to give a clear message to oppressed people in occupied Kashmir that they are not alone. »

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