Tag - Kashmir

Kashmir sees upsurge in violence after Yasin Malik’s conviction

Srinagar: On May 26, it was reported that Indian security forces had killed six separatists in Kashmir in the past 24 hours. A New Delhi court on Wednesday ordered life in jail for Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik for funding "terrorist" activities and many other crimes. The sentencing sparked warnings from politicians that it would promote alienation and separatism in India's only Muslim-majority region. Shops and businesses in Kashmir remained closed for the second day of protesting against the verdict. The police have detained 10 people for throwing stones and for sloganeering outside Malik's residence.

Al Quds Day held in solidarity with Palestine, Kashmir

On the occasion of Youm ul Quds, held on Ramazan 27, the Majlis-e-Wahdat-e-Muslimeen Pakistan (MWM) organised public protests in many cities across Pakistan, including Karachi, in support of Palestinian and Kashmiri victims. MWM conducted a congregation on Noor Al Emaan Masjid in this regard, which was addressed by MWM's Central and Provincial officials. Allama Sadiq Abbas Jafferi, Allama Hayat Abbas, Allama Mubashir Hassan, Allama Ali Anwar, Allama Malik Ghulam Abbas, Nasir Al Hussaini, Zain Rizvi, and others were present at this meeting.  

Pakistan wants a peaceful solution to long-standing Kashmir dispute

Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed his wish for a peaceful resolution to the long-running Kashmir problem in a conversation with China's leading television network, Chinese Global Television Network (CTGN), according to Radio Pakistan. During his recent visit to China, the premier spoke with the CTGN in an interview. The Kashmir problem is a bone of disagreement between Pakistan and India, according to Prime Minister Imran Khan, who also stressed the importance of finding a political solution to all regional conflicts through discussion.

Hindu senator chairs session affirming solidarity with Kashmiris

On Friday, Senator Krishna Kumari Kohli chaired a session expressing solidarity with Kashmiris. She was welcomed by the loud applause as she sat on the chair's seat. "A Hindu presiding [over] the Senate session on Kashmir in Pakistan. Chairman Senate [asked] our colleague Krishna Kumari Kohli to do the honour. In connection with #KashmirSolidarityDay, it's a strong message going out depicting [the] difference between Pakistan and Hindustan," Senator Faisal Javed Khan said on Twitter. "It is great honour [that] I chaired the Senate session called to discuss the current situation in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) on the eve of Kashmir Solidarity Day," she wrote on Twitter.

Indian Army Chief’s claim of negotiating ceasefire misleading

The Indian Chief of Army Staff's claim that the ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) is holding because they negotiated from a "point of strength" has been categorically rejected as misleading by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Major General Babar Iftikhar. It was only approved due to Pakistan's worries for the safety of Kashmiris residing on both sides of the Line of Conduct, according to a military spokeswoman on Friday.  

Possibility of Indian False Flag Operations: FO

Islamabad: The Foreign Office (FO) laid bare on Thursday that there was a "real possibility" that India might orchestrate "another false flag operation". "On this day in 1949, the United Nations Commission for India and Pakistan in its resolution guaranteed the Kashmiri people the right to self-determination through a free and impartial plebiscite under the auspices of the United Nations," FO spokesperson Asim Iftikhar Ahmad said during his weekly briefing.

Pakistan has steadfast support for Kashmiris: Foreign Office

Islamabad: On Thursday, The Foreign Office (FO) assured that Pakistan would always have relentless support for the Kashmiris. FO spokesperson Asim Iftikhar Ahmad noted that President Dr. Arif Alvi, Prime Minister Imran Khan, and Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi highlighted the grave human rights violations in IIOJK on an international level. "Pakistan reaffirmed its steadfast support for the Kashmiris till the realization of their inalienable right to self-determination," he said.

Global media watchdog asks release of Kashmiri journalist

On Jan 8, the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists asked Indian authorities to immediately release a journalist in Indian-occupied Kashmir (IoK). He was arrested by the police for uploading a video clip of a protest against the Indian regime. The media watchdog asked Indian authorities to “drop their investigation related to his journalistic work”.

UNGA adopts Pakistan-sponsored resolution on ILOJK

New York: On Dec 17, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted with unanimity a Pakistan-sponsored resolution, named 'Universal Realisation of the Right of the Peoples to Self-Determination'. The solution "unequivocally supported the right to self-determination for all people under subjection alien domination and foreign occupation", including those of IIOJK. A statement issued by the Foreign Office (FO) called the step 'a ray of hope' in Kashmiri people's struggle for freedom from the tyranny of the Modi-led fascist govt.

Families bury martyred civilian, widespread shutdown in IIOJK

Thousands of Kashmiris braved the bitter cold to attend the funerals of two civilians killed in a security operation on Friday, signalling the start of a widespread shutdown in the illegally occupied Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK). Authorities had hurriedly interred the pair at a remote graveyard. Their family insisted they had no ties to the extremists, accusing security forces of murdering them in "cold blood," and asking their bodies be returned for an appropriate Islamic burial.  

Violence against Muslims in India, 256 assassination attempts

In India, there have been 256 attempts on the life of journalists. Worse things happened in Kashmir, according to a report by a US NGO, 256 incidents of violence against journalists have been reported in India in the last two years. The events from May through August of this year were examined by the Police Project, a non-profit organisation. There were 51 incidents of violence against journalists in Jammu and Kashmir, 26 during protests against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act, 19 during the February 2020 riots in New Delhi, and 46 while covering the Code cases, according to the study.   .      

Digital Advertising trucks in two US cities screen Kashmir freedom messages

The World Kashmir Awareness Forum (WKAF), a Washington-based advocacy group, rented two digital ad trucks, one in New York and the other in Washington, with strong messages against Indian atrocities in Kashmir and demands for an end to India's unlawful possession of land. "Kashmir under Indian siege: Knocking at World Conscience," "Indian occupied Kashmir: World's most militarised zone," "Stop Genocide in Kashmir," "End Indian Colonization of Kashmir," "India criminalises press freedom in Kashmir," "Hold India accountable for war crimes in Kashmir," and "Freedom for all, freedom for Kashmir" are among the messages displayed on the trucks' electronic screens.  

Mushaal Mullick expresses gratitude, Australian Parliamentarians raise voice on Occupied Kashmir

Mushaal Mullick has expressed gratitude to Australian parliamentarians for speaking out against Indian brutality in occupied Kashmir. In a statement, Mushaal Mullick, the wife of Kashmiri guerrilla leader Yasin Mullick, said the Australian legislator had made it clear to India that the Kashmir issue should be settled through UN resolutions. He said that he briefed the Australian Women's Center about Indian abuses during the meeting. The Australian senator has stated that he will speak out on the Kashmir problem.  

Kashmir Solidarity rallies staged in South Waziristan

On October 27, people in the South Waziristan tribal territory held protests to mark the day India revoked the occupied Jammu and Kashmir's special status. The tribal elders held rallies in Kaniguram, Wana, and the deputy commissioner's complex, pleading with the United Nations to take note of the Indian army's atrocities against Kashmiris. The rallies were addressed by MNA Merajuddin, DeputyCommissioner Khalid Iqbal Khattak, and other authorities and local elders.

Five Kashmiris killed as violence escalates in IIOJK

Five Kashmiri teenagers were killed by government troops in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJ&K), authorities reported Tuesday, a day after five soldiers were killed. The five Kashmiris were killed in two different instances in the Muslim-majority region's southern Shopian district, according to police. According to authorities, three of those killed were members of an anti-India group, and one of them was responsible for the death of a street hawker last week. Two more Kashmiris were killed in separate instances on Monday, with one of them being accused by police of killing a taxi driver last week, which his family denies.

Since the tragic earthquake on Oct 8, 2005, 16 years have passed

Since the devastating earthquake on October 8, 2005, it has been sixteen years. According to a report by Baghi TV, it has been 16 years since the earthquake that struck Pakistan and Azad Kashmir on October 8, 2005. The damage and tragic emotions of the devastating earthquake on October 8, 2005 are still fresh in our minds 16 years later. Many of people were killed, thousands were injured, and many areas were completely destroyed by this devastating earthquake that occurred in a matter of seconds. In the federal capital of Islamabad, a prayer session was performed in commemoration of those murdered in the 2005 earthquake, during which a minute of silence was observed. Members also took part.

Kashmir Youth Alliance to pay tribute to Syed Ali Shah Geelani

Kashmir Youth Alliance has organized an 'All Parties Youth Conference' to pay tribute to the Kashmiri freedom fighter Syed Ali Shah Geelani in which all the presidents of countrywide organizations will take part. Asia Indrabi's nephew, Mujahid Ali Geelani will preside at the conference and Sheikh Abdul Mateen will be the chief guest.

OIC needs to ‘do more’ for Kashmir dispute: FM Qureshi

While addressing the OIC meeting in the New York, FM Shah Mahmood Qureshi emphasized on the need of more efforts by OIC to solve the long awaited decision of freedom of oppressed people of Kashmir. He also said that the people of IIOK were reliant on the council and wanted a solution for their land.

Dr. Jassu Mal Criticises World’s Insensitivity to the Kashmiris’ Ordeal

MULTAN, Oct 23 (APP): Dr. Jassu Mal, a prominent business and industry figure from Sindh, has strongly criticised the world for not doing enough to enable the people of IIOJK to exercise their right to self determination under UN resolutions. Talking to APP here, the newly elected chairman of Pakistan Cotton Ginners Association said that in India not only Muslims but all other minorities are facing cruelties.

Pakistan & Argentina Hold Virtual 4th Round of Bilateral Political Consultations

ISLAMABAD, Oct 23 (APP): Pakistan and Argentina, in their fourth round of bilateral political consultations, have exchanged views on a wide range of bilateral, regional and multilateral matters of mutual interest. The two sides also took stock of the under-process bilateral agreements and MoUs. The Foreign Minister of Argentina was invited to Pakistan on behalf of Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi.

Government Boosted Kashmir Issue at International Level: Ansari

MULTAN, Oct 22 (APP): Chief Minister's Advisor on Transport Haji Javed Akhtar Ansari said that the incumbent Government has boosted Kashmir issue at international level through best foreign policies. Talking to APP here on Thursday, Haji Javed Akhtar Ansari said that Pakistan always stand by the people of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJ&K).

India Violating Every Known International Law in Occupied Kashmir: President AJK

SWABI, Oct 22 (APP): President Azad Jammu and Kashmir Sardar Masood Khan has said that India is the most violent state of the world which has illegally occupied Kashmir since last seven decades till date. He said India is conducting massive human rights violations in Held Kashmir and has desecrated every known international law.

Reporters Without Borders Denounces Sealing of Kashmir Times in IIOJK

ISLAMABAD, Oct 22 (APP): The Paris-based journalists’ body, Reporters without Borders (RSF), has denounced the sealing of the English daily Kashmir Times in Srinagar by the Indian authorities, in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir. The officials of Delhi-run Estate Department evicted journalists from the office of the English-language Kashmir Times newspaper on Monday in Srinagar and then sealed the premises, Kashmir Media Service reported.

Life a Nightmare for Innocent Kashmiris in IIOJK: Brig (R) Mahmood Shah

PESHAWAR, Oct 22 (APP): Former Secretary Security erstwhile Fata, Brigadier (R) Mahmood Shah here Thursday said life has become a nightmare for innocent Kashmiris after abolishment of the special status of Indian Illegally Occupied Jummu and Kashmir (IIOJK). “India has broken all records of atrocities, sexual violence and humans rights’ abuses in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) after abolishment of its special status on August 5, 2019

AJK President Calls for Tripartite Talks under UN Supervision on Kashmir Issue

MIRPUR (AJK): Oct 19 (APP): AJK President Sardar Masood Khan Monday said that as a matter of principle, talks with India should be held only under the UN auspices, and the presence of the Kashmiris on the negotiations table is a must. He asserted that the UN supervision of the talks is essential in order to carry forward and implement the Security Council resolutions on Kashmir.

Indian Brutalities on Kashmiri Youth Continue

ISLAMABAD, Oct 19 (APP): Indian state terrorism continues to wreak havoc on the Kashmiris’ lives as no day passes without witnessing the killing of a few innocent youth at the hands of brutal Indian forces, in Indian Illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).    

Social Activist from Kashmir Receives Record of Achievement from WHO

19th October 2020: 22 Year old Boy Peer Tehleel Manzoor who is a Social & Human Rights Activist from Kashmir Srinagar District Received Record of Achievement for Operational Planning Guidelines and Scaling up country preparedness and response to COVID19 from World Health Organization which is a specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for international public health.

India has Lost Kashmir for All Practical Purposes & Stuck in Odd Position: Moeed

ISLAMABAD, Oct 16 (APP): Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Security and Strategic Policy Planning, Dr Moeed Yusuf on Friday said India is stuck in a difficult position in IIOJK and “unable to figure out what to do". Its move of August 5, 2019 has expectedly backfired and it has lost Kashmir for all practical purposes, Dr Moeed said in his exclusive interaction with APP.

AJK PM Terms Settlement of Kashmir Issue Key to Everlasting Peace

MIRPUR (AJK) Oct 12 (APP): Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Prime Minster Raja Muhammad Farooq Haider Khan Monday said the settlement of Kashmir dispute in accordance with the wishes and aspirations of the Kashmiri people is the only way for establishing durable and lasting peace in the region. He said Indian expansionist designs have destabilised regional peace and threatened war.