Strong, Stable Pakistan Can Guarantee Kashmir’s Freedom From Indian Subjugation: AJK President
Azad Jammu and Kashmir President Barrister Sultan Mahmood Chaudhry said that a strong and stable Pakistan could guarantee Kashmir’s freedom from India’s forced and unlawful occupation. He made these remarks while addressing a crowded press conference in Bradford, UK. Barrister Sultan said that since 1947, Indian rulers had been using different tactics to crush the Kashmiris’ spirit and their urge for freedom but they have miserably failed in their designs; However, AJK President said, India’s incumbent regime was hectically engaged to achieve its ulterior motives by settling outsiders (non-state subjects) in occupied Kashmir. Terming demographic change as part of the BJP’s policy to marginalize the indigenous population, he said that the Kashmiri people wouldn’t allow any such thing to happen in Kashmir.
Kashmir’s Settlement Central To Bilateral Ties With India: AJK PM
Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Prime Minister Sardar Tanveer Ilyas has said settlement of the Kashmir dispute in line with the wishes and aspirations of Kashmiris was central to improving the bilateral relationship between India and Pakistan. The AJK premier said that talks with India, at any level, would be meaningless without the participation of the Kashmiris. While referring to Indian rulers’ track record of backpedaling on their commitments, PM Ilyas pointed out that the UN Security Council resolutions provided a comprehensive roadmap to amicably settle the longstanding Kashmir dispute but India had consistently breached commitments to implement those resolutions, thus causing serious threats to the peace of the region. The Kashmiris, he said, were not averse to the relationship between Islamabad and New Delhi but the revival of ties with India at the cost of Kashmiris’ blood was unacceptable to them.
IIOJK: Indian Republic Day To Be Observed As Black Day On Thursday
The All Parties Hurriyat Conference, while reiterating the call for observance Indian Republic Day as Black Day on Thursday has appealed to the Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and abroad to take out rallies and protest demonstrations on Thursday. Posters have appeared in the Kashmir valley appealing to people to observe Black Day and complete shutdown on Thursday. A curfew-like situation prevails in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir as troops have unleashed a reign of terror and harassment ahead of India’s so-called Republic Day celebrations on Thursday. Frisking and random searches by the occupation troops can be witnessed across the occupied territory. Every year, the people of the occupied territory observe a complete shutdown on January 26 to mark India’s Republic Day as Black Day.
Masarrat Aalam Butt Appeals Kashmiris To Mark India’s Republic Day As Black Day
All Parties Hurriyat Conference Chairman Masarrat Aalam Butt has appealed to the Kashmiri people to mark India’s Republic Day, Thursday, as a Black Day to convey a message to the world that they reject illegal occupation of their homeland. According to Kashmir Media Service, Masarrat Aalam Butt in a message from New Delhi’s infamous Tihar Jail said, India is involved in war crimes against humanity in the occupied territory and has no right to claim to be a democracy
Cultural Festival To Mark ‘Kashmir Solidarity Day’ Starting From Feb 3
A three-day colorful Kashmir Cultural Festival will be held here at the National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage, Lok Virsa from February 3-5, to mark ‘Kashmir Solidarity Day’. The festival is being organized in collaboration with the Ministry of Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan and the Federal Directorate of Education, at Shakarparian. The main attractions of the festival include Kashmiri Artisans at Work, Kashmiri folk crafts, Kashmiri patriotic songs performances, Kashmiri folk musical performances, Kashmiri folk paintings by youth, Kashmiri cuisines, a photographic exhibition on Kashmir, screening of video documentaries on Kashmir, and many other attractions. The event aimed to highlight the Kashmir issue, and to promote cultural heritage through soft expressions of art and crafts prepared by Kashmiri artisans, said the organizers
Jammu Court ‘Closes’ Yasin Malik’s Right To Cross-Examine Witnesses
A special court in Jammu has closed Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik’s right to cross-examine a prime witness in a 1990 fake case registered against him related to the killing of four Indian Air Force personnel after the Hurriyat leader refused to do so through a video conference, a lawyer said. Muhammad Yasin Malik, who is in Delhi’s Tihar Jail after being convicted in another fake funding case, has been demanding the cross-examination of witnesses physically in the Jammu court. He was present in the court virtually. Malik was asked whether he would like to examine V K Sharma, a prime witness in the case. He refused and reiterated his stand that he would like to physically question Sharma in the court, said Monika Kohli, senior additional advocate general, and CBI counsel.
Widespread Protests Held Against Land Eviction Drive In IIOJK
In IIOJK, protests were held in different areas against the land eviction drive unleashed by the Indian authorities to effect a demographic change. Scores of people including civil society members and political parties gathered in Islamabad, Kupwara, Rajouri, Poonch, Kistwara, and Ramban areas and raised slogans against the draconian order issued by the BJP regime. The protesters demanded the rollback of the anti-Kashmir move. The BJP regime has started snatching Kashmiris’ land and properties in the name of an anti-encroachment drive in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir which is another manifestation of the colonial-settler mindset of the Modi government in occupied Kashmir, they said.
Today,s Social Media Theme
- Indian troops are involved in war crimes in IIOJK
- Modi regime is violating international laws in IIOJK
- Killings of Kashmiri civilians in fake encounters are the worst war crimes committed by Indian troops in IIOJK
- Massacres, mass rape incidents – Ample proof that Indian troops are involved in war crimes in IIOJK
- There have been many internationally credible reports on Indian atrocities in IIOJK
- Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir must be pursued as war crimes
- Indian troops should be prosecuted for committing the worst HR violations in IIOJK
- Modi & his cohorts are responsible for committing war crimes against the Kashmiris
- UN must place sanctions on India for violating international laws in IIOJK
- World powers must shun their duplicity & stop India from perpetrating war crimes in IIOJK