Report on January 25, 2023

AJK President Urges EU To Appoint Special Representative For Kashmir

President Azad Jammu and Kashmir Barrister Sultan Mehmood Chaudhry asked the European Union to appoint its special representative for Kashmir to help resolve the lingering issue peacefully. He made this call while addressing members of the European Parliament, the Belgian Senate, and the Belgian Parliament at a dinner party in Brussels. Highlighting the European countries’ significant contribution to defending human rights and seeking settlement of world disputes, Barrister Chaudhry said that there is a dire need of reviving the Kashmir Committee in the European parliament. The AJK President expressed hope that the European Union would play an important role in resolving the Kashmir issue and establishing peace and security in South Asia. Referring to the Indian government’s ban on BBC documentaries, he said the footage has revealed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s real face before the world.

Indian Police Arrest Four Youth In IIOJK

Indian police have arrested four youth in the Poonch district. The police arrested the youth during searches and house raids in the Surankote area of the district. The youth were arrested in a fake case registered in connection with the recent blast in the Narwal area of Jammu district. On the other hand, senior Indian Army and police officers held a high-level reviews of the so-called security situation in Rajouri and discussed measures on how to target pro-freedom people mostly Muslims in the district. Meanwhile, Indian troops and police authorities have tightened security and restricted the free movement of the people in the name of so-called security measures ahead of the Indian Republic Day official celebrations, tomorrow.

At UN, Pakistan Calls For Protecting Suffering People Of Indian-Occupied Kashmir

Pakistan has urged those who propagate the concept of responsibility to protect, or R2P, to reflect on the need for collective action to protect the people of occupied Palestine and of Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir.  “For more than 7 decades, India has, through force and fraud, denied the right of self-determination to the Kashmiri people, in violation of multiple resolutions of the Security Council prescribing a free and fair plebiscite,” Ambassador Aamir Khan, deputy permanent representative of Pakistan to the UN, told a special meeting of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) on ‘Social and economic measures to prevent genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity”.

APHC Leaders Pay Tributes To Martyrs Of Handwara Massacre

 The All Parties Hurriyat Conference leaders, Khadim Hussain and Sibte Shabbir Qummi have paid glowing tributes to the victims of the Handwara massacre on their 33rd martyrdom anniversary. At least 21 Kashmiris were killed and dozens of others were injured after Indian troops opened fire on peaceful protesters in north Kashmir’s Handwara town on this day in 1990. The demonstrators were protesting against the mass killing of innocent people by Indian troops a few days ago in the Gaw Kadal area of Srinagar. Khadim Hussain and Sibte Shabbir Qummi in a joint statement issued in Srinagar, today, said the brutal killing of peaceful protestors in Handwara is another black spot on the face of so-called Indian democracy. They said the sacrifices of the Kashmiri martyrs are a valuable asset of the freedom movement and it is the result of these sacrifices that the Kashmir dispute has become the focus of attention at the global level.

Kashmiris To Observe India’s Republic Day As Black Day Tomorrow

Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and the world over will observe India’s Republic Day, the 26th of January, as Black Day,  tomorrow, to impress upon the world to take notice of India’s continued denial of the right to self-determination to the Kashmiri people. A call for the observance of Black Day has been given by the All Parties Hurriyat Conference. The day will be marked by a complete strike in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir and anti-India demonstrations and rallies in Azad Kashmir, Pakistan, and world capitals to give a strong message to the world that India being usurper of Kashmiris’ fundamental rights has no right to observe the day in the occupied territory.

Jailed APHC Leader Urges Kashmiris To Observe Jan 26 As Black Day

Senior APHC leader Nayeem Ahmed Khan has said that the fascist country that has usurped the fundamental rights of the people of Jammu and Kashmir had no justification to celebrate Indian Republic Day. In his message on Tuesday from Tihar jail, the incarcerated Hurriyat leader while denouncing India’s illegal and forcible occupation of Jammu and Kashmir said, “Since the past several decades, Indian occupation forces have been grossly involved in trampling down the fundamental political and democratic rights of the Kashmiri people.” “Notwithstanding their commitments of holding a free, fair, and impartial plebiscite to let the people of Jammu and Kashmir decide their political fate, the Indian rulers have chosen a violent path to suppress by dint of force the aspirations of Kashmiri people,” Khan said, adding that it was incumbent upon the international community to take serious notice of the illegal occupation of Kashmir by India and its belligerent occupation of Kashmir, which he said has been major cause and consequence of unrest in the region.

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