Kashmir leaders condemn killing of unarmed civilians by Indian forces
ISLAMABAD: Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik, Kashmir leaders condemn killing of unarmed civilians by Indian forces is the worst kind of state terrorism unleashed by India in the territory.
Syed Ali Gilani addressed the participants of funeral of a civilian youth, Amir Hamid Lone, in Kangan via telephone from his residence in held Srinagar.
Amir Hamid Lone was a resident of Kangan, Gandarbal district, who after succumbed to his injuries, last day, after battling for 13 days for his life. He was hit by bullet fired by Indian forces on protesters in the area on April 3.
Gilani paid tributes to the martyred youth and condemned the unwarranted action by the Indian forces on people. “Killing unarmed civilians is the worst kind of state terrorism and the people of Kashmir are facing it over the past seven decades,” Gilani said.
He urged people to boycott all upcoming elections and remain faithful to the Kashmir “nourished by the sacred blood of our martyrs.”
Hurriyat forum Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in his statement expressed his grief over the death of Amir Lone. The Mirwaiz in his twitter message wrote: “Deeply grieved as Aamir Lone (21) shot at by forces during Gowhar, a youth killed in Kangan during an earlier protest, funeral at Kangan succumbed to his injuries after battling for life for 13 days. We lost one more budding youth to Indian states aggressive military approach to deal with Kashmir dissent!”
Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Muhammad Yasin Malik while expressing his heartfelt grief and sorrow over the loss of yet another budding young Kashmiri Amir Ahmad Lone said that the killing was a glaring example of the fact that Kashmiri blood was cheap and valueless in the eyes of oppressors and tyrants.
He said Kashmiri blood is being spilled on roads from Shopian to Kulgam and Sonawari to Handwara and Bandipora to Kangan, but international community remains a silent spectator.
A JKLF delegation led by Bashir Ahmad Rather visited Kangan and participated in the funeral prayers of martyr Amir Ahmad Lone.
Liberation leader, Mushtaq-ul-Islam while taking a strong note of unending incidents of bloodshed in Kashmir called for an immediate end to the civilian killings and other human rights abuses in the territory.
Kashmiris all over the world observe Martyrs’ Day
ISLAMABAD: Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and the world over are observing Kashmir Martyrs’ Day today as the day of reaffirmation of the pledge that they will continue the mission of their martyrs till the achievement of the inalienable right to self-determination.
Call for the observance of the day was given by the Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik. The JRL had also called for a march towards Naqashband Sahib in Srinagar where martyrs of 1931 are buried to pay tributes to the martyrs. The day is being marked by the complete shutdown in Indian occupied Kashmir where all shops and business establishments are closed while traffic is off the road.
Meanwhile, the occupation authorities had imposed restrictions in Srinagar and other major towns by deploying Indian troops and police personnel in strength to prevent people from conducting the march. The authorities had also put Hurriyat leaders including Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Zafar Akbar Butt and Umar Aadil Dar under house arrest or in custody to prevent them from leading the march.
On this day (13th July) in 1931, the troops of Dogra Maharaja had killed 22 Kashmiris, one after the other, outside Central Jail in Srinagar during the court proceedings against one Abdul Qadeer who had asked Kashmiri people to defy the Dogra rule. Thousands of people had gathered outside the court to show their solidarity with Abdul Qadeer. As the time for obligatory Zuhar prayers approached, one of the youth stood up and started reciting Azan. He was shot dead by the Dogra soldiers and next youth started the Azan where it was left by the martyred youth. He was also killed and in the process of completing the Azan a total of 22 Kashmiris were martyred, one after the other. This carnage is the blackest chapter in the history of Jammu and Kashmir.
Concern expressed over recent killing spree in IOK
ISLAMABAD: Tehreek-e-Wahdat-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir, in Indian occupied Kashmir, has expressed serious concern over the recent killing spree, particularly in Shopian and Kupwara.
According to Kashmir Media Service, a high-level delegation of Tehreek-e-Wahdat-e-Islami led by its Chairman, Nisar Hussain Rather, and comprising Khawaja Mohammad Maqbool Magami, Wajid Ali, Gulshan Abbas, Shahid Ali, Zahid Afzal Bahar, Mohammad Yousuf Wajid and Imtiaz Hussain visited Shopian and expressed solidarity with the bereaved families of martyrs Sameer Ahmed Sheikh and Muhammad Ishaq Naikoo. Speaking on the occasion, Nisar Hussain Rather termed the killing of innocent Kashmiri youth by the Indian troops as the worst form of state terrorism. He said that India could not weaken the freedom sentiment of the Kashmiri people through such brutal tactics and the liberation movement would continue till it reached its logical end.
AJK cabinet decides to adopt tax amnesty scheme
MIRPUR: Azad Jammu Kashmir Cabinet has approved tax amnesty scheme in AJK state on the pattern of the federal government on Tuesday.
The cabinet approved Foreign Estate Ordinance 2018, Voluntary Declaration of Domestic Ordinance 2018 and Reorganization of AJK Information Technology Board, an AJK government spokesman later told the Media when contacted Tuesday evening.
The cabinet also approved Allopathic System Act 2017. Under this act, neither non-registered doctors will not be allowed to prescribe medicines to patients nor unregistered surgeons to operate. The cabinet also constituted a committee headed by a senior minister to review elimination of district quota notification for government jobs.
The committee will take all political parties on board and present its report in a month time. Addressing the meeting, AJK Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan said all possible steps would be taken for enhancing the revenue of the state. We will limit our expenditures to available resources.
The government functionaries have to show sagacity following financial autonomy. The cabinet also approved the number of resolutions. The resolutions invited the attention of the United Nations towards gross human rights violations in Occupied Kashmir and welcomed constitution of a fact-finding mission. The resolution termed this act as a major breakthrough on the Kashmir issue.