Brussels, October 13 (KMS): The Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Raja Farooq Haider, has said that the EU-based Kashmiri and Pakistani youth can play a valuable role in the context of Kashmir cause in the region of Europe.

Raja Farooq Haider was addressing a gathering of Kashmiri and Pakistani youth especially students from different universities in Brussels. »

Read More... | Comment

Brussels, October 10 (KMS): Speakers of a conference in connection with the Kashmir EU-Week at the European Parliament in Brussels urged the international community to help in peaceful resolution of the Kashmir dispute.

The conference titled “What Can the European Parliament Do about the Situation in Kashmir?” was organized by the Kashmir Council European Union (KCEU) and moderated by former Ambassador of EU, Mr Anthony Crasner. Azad Jammu and Kashmir Prime Minister, Raja Farooq Haider; MEP Dr Sajjad Karim; AJK Senior Minister Chaudhary Tariq Farooq; KCEU Chairman, Ali Raza Syed; MEP Wajid Khan; AJK MLA, Raja Javed Iqbal and others addressed the conference. MEP Sajjad Karim is also host of the Kashmir EU-Week in the European Parliament for many years. »

Read More... | Comment

Mirwaiz all praise for political detainees’ conviction

Srinagar, October 11 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, in keeping with its tradition since 1965, the Awami Action Committee, headed by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, observed October 10 as the Prisoner’s Day, yesterday.

A seminar in connection with the day was held at the AAC headquarters in Srinagar where participants paid rich tributes to the courage and steadfastness shown by the hundreds of Kashmiri prisoners lodged in various jails in and outside occupied Kashmir. »

Read More... | Comment

Srinagar, August 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leader and the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League (JKPL), Mukhtar Ahmad Waza visited the historic shrine of Sheik Abdul Qadir Jeelani (RA) at Khanyar in Srinagar.

Mukhtar Ahmad Waza was warmly welcomed by the custodian and vice custodian of the historic shrine.

Later, while speaking to the people there, he said that religious scholars spread the message of peace and harmony throughout their lives. »

Read More... | Comment

Toronto, July 16 (KMS): Hundreds of Canadians from all walks of life paid rich tributes to the struggle of the long-oppressed Kashmiri people at a conference in Toronto on July 15.

Organized by the Friends of Kashmir Committee Canada, the conference paid tribute to Burhan Wani on the first anniversary of his martyrdom. The conference also recalled the first uprising of the Kashmiri people on July 13, 1931 against Dogra raj.

The wide array of speakers from different walks of Canadian life included Sid LaCombe of the Canadian Peace Alliance (CPA), Canadian broadcaster Phil Taylor of the Taylor Report, Dr Ali Mallah, former vice president of the Canadian Arab Federation, Ken Stone, a former academic and member of the Hamilton Coalition to Stop the War, and Lord Nazir Ahmed from England.

Mr. LaCombe pledged to put the Kashmir issue at the centre of Canadian politics. »

Read More... | Comment

Srinagar, June 30 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, amid growing chorus against Goods and Services Tax (GST), Kashmir’s prominent trade bodies and civil society members have threatened to launch a civil disobedience movement if the puppet regime goes ahead with implementing the new tax law.

Addressing a roundtable conference in Srinagar on the GST issue, former High Court judge Hasnain Masoodi said that occupied Kashmir would lose its law-making powers on taxation matters once the GST was implemented. The Indian Parliament would then make laws on indirect taxes for Jammu and Kashmir and the GST Council would decide on tax rates for us, he said. »

Read More... | Comment

Geneva, June 20 (KMS): Kashmiri representative, Syed Faiz Naqshbandi, has drawn attention of the world community towards the gross human rights violations perpetrated by Indian troops in occupied Kashmir.

Syed Faiz Naqshbandi addressing the 35th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva said that the Vienna Declaration confirmed the universality of the human rights. He said that the plight of women in the conflict situations especially in the territories under occupation including occupied Kashmir needed the attention of the Council on priority. »

Read More... | Comment

Geneva, June 15 (KMS): Kashmiri representatives, Shamim Shawl and Hassan Al-Banaa, have drawn the attention of the international community towards the gross human rights violations perpetrated by Indian police and troops in occupied Kashmir.

Shamim Shawl addressing the ongoing 35th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva informed the audience of the victimization of the Kashmiri youth by Indian forces to suppress the Kashmiris’ ongoing freedom movement. »

Read More... | Comment

Oslo, May 24 (KMS): Norwegian Foreign Minister, Børge Brende, while replying to a motion on the Kashmir dispute, has stressed the need for a dialogue between Pakistan and India to settle it amicably.

The Norwegian Parliament debated the Kashmir dispute on the adjournment motion tabled by Knut Arild Hareide, leader of the Christian Democratic Party (KrF). »

Read More... | Comment

Srinagar, May 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Hurriyet forum led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq held a seminar in Srinagar, today, in connection with the Martyrdom Week to pay homage to prominent martyred Hurriyet leaders, Mirwaiz Molvi Muhammad Farooq and Khawaja Abdul Ghani Lone and martyrs of Hawal.

The puppet authorities put Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Mukhtar Ahmed Waza and Shahid-ul-Islam under house arrest to prevent them from addressing the seminar titled “Resolution of Kashmir issue – Prelude to peace, guarantee to stability”. »

Read More... | Comment