Srinagar, Sep 23 : Hurriyat Conference (G) organized a daylong seminar at Hyderpora Srinagar, presided over by Hurriyat chairman Syed Ali Geelani. The seminar was addressed by Mirwaiz Dr. Mohammad Umar Farooq, Mohammad Yasin Malik, Gh. Nabi Sumji, Advocate Zahid Ali, Aga Abid Hussain, Gh. Ali Gulzar and Ameer-e-Hamza. The seminar began with the recitation of verses from Holy Quraan by Molvi Bashir Irfani whereas Gh. Ahmad Gulzar managed the dice.
In his presidential address, Syed Ali Geelani while paying rich tributes to the martyrs of Karbala said that by his martyrdom Imam Hussain (RA) taught the weak and suppressed people to remain steadfast against the tyranny and barbarism and stand by righteousness. True rulers behave as the real servants of their followers whereas despotism breeds dishonest and cruel rulers. History of Karbala glorifies the truth and teaches us a lesson to stand by reason and justice in the light of Quran and Sunnah, said Geelani.
Referring to the Indian occupation of Kashmir with the help of its military might in 1947, Geelani said that the people of Kashmir demand their legitimate right as promised and accepted by the world community. For raising their just demand, they get killed, maimed, vandalizing their belongings, prolonged incarceration on one pretext or the other and degradation as third degree citizens.
Condemning the repressive measures adopted by Indian occupation forces, Geelani said that the state of Jammu and Kashmir has been turned into a hell where people get persecuted and prosecuted without any rule of law.
Giving details of the undue, interferences in religious matters of Muslims the Hurriyat leader castigated the Indian authorities, for proposing triple Talaq as a punishable offence, allowing a Muslim women to perform Hajj without her “Moharam” and prohibition of carrying sacrificial animals from one place to another.
Terming these arbitrary commands as a ploy to disintegrate the Muslims on the basis of minor ideological differences. Making a fervent appeal to the Muslims of the state to remain united irrespective of such divisive tactics of India.
Coming to the latest Indian rejection of dialogue with Pakistan, Geelani said unless India accepts Kashmir as a dispute, no dialogue process is likely to succeed.
India and Pakistan shared more than 150 rounds of bilateral talks without any results, so unless the disputed nature of the problem is not addressed, peace and prosperity of the whole South Asia region shall continue remain as hostage to it.
Mirwaiz Dr. Umar Farooq while addressing the seminar paid rich tributes to the Martyrs of Karbala said sacrifices for a cherished cause is a prerequisite. Karbala teaches us to dedicate our precious life to the sacred cause of truth and justice.
Citing the high morals of the people of Kashmir, struggling against the Indian subjugation, Hurriyat leader said people of Kashmir have really helped the leadership to remain steadfast till our movement reaches its logical conclusion.
Mohammad Yasin Malik in his address while taking a dig on the Indian occupation authorities, regretted that virtually the seminar was conducted in a jail atmosphere because for the last eight years Geelani continues to be under house arrest, and his residence has been turned into a Sub-Jail. This is a worst type of subjugation and tyranny. We continue to observe Karbala, day in and day out. Imam Hussain enlightened the coming generations to resist the tyranny come what may.
All the constituents units of the amalgam participated in the seminar along with their cadres, they include Bilal Sidiqui, Bashir Ahmad Indrabi, Yasmeen Raja, Khawaja Firdous, Mohammad Yasin Ataiee, Nisar Hussain Rather, Imtiyaz Ahmad Shah, Syed Mohammad Shafi, Gh. Mohammad Nagoo, Gulzar Ahmad etc.
Come clean on alliance with Congress: Rasheed to NC
Srinagar, March 25: AIP President Er Rasheed has asked NC to come clean on its alliance with Congress.
While addressing media person, Rasheed said that Lone’s claim speaks volumes about double standards NC has been following since 1947.
“So-called secular forces seem to be having just one agenda to grab power and play with the sentiments and emotions of Kashmiris. While Farooq Abdullah talks day and night of supporting congress but NC’s parliamentary candidate Mohammad Akbar Lone calls Congress more evil and harmful than BJP and both Congress and NC need to tell the truth about their agenda of exploitation and vote to grab politics. If Congress is eviler than BJP how can the party support Congress in Jammu, Poonch and Srinagar parliamentary seats,” Rasheed was quoted by the spokesman as saying.
“Lone’s statement, may turn right, and NC may tie up with BJP in near future,” Rasheed added.
Accusing Raja Aijaz Ali of exploiting the sentiments of Pahari community Rasheed said that just being a member of a particular community does not mean that any person has a right to mislead the deprived people of that community. “Going by Raja Aijaz’s logic he should not then even dare to seek support from other communities and ethnic groups,” Rasheed said.
Lashing out at PDP Rasheed said that Mehbooba Mufti can go to any extent to get power and can join hands with anyone and speak anything which she may never believe in.
He said that 2019 parliamentary election is a test check to the wisdom and political maturity of masses and if they want their sentiments and emotions to be represented in the parliament they have no option but to vote for AIP. Appealing masses to donate money for his election campaign, Rasheed asked people to judge his ten years tenure as MLA before deciding to vote for any particular party and ask their conscience who can represent them better in parliament.
Geelani, Hurriyat (M) denounce arrest of separatist leaders
Srinagar, March 25: Hurriyat (g) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani and Hurriyat (m) on Monday condemned the mass crackdown and arrest of Hurriyat leaders and activists, booking them under PSA and shifting them to outside jails, terming it as a sheer “political vendetta and totalitarian.”
In a statement, Geelani said, “The rhetoric of Delhi being the world’s largest democracy is mere hoax and deceit as its highhandedness has tarnished every fabric of democratic norm.”
Condemning the shifting of Amir Jamaat-e-Islami Dr Hamid Fayaz to Kuthwa and crackdown on Jamaat-e-Islami, JKLF and other Hurriyat leaders and activists, Hurriyat chairman said that every political event brings a bad of worries and miseries for the helpless inmates of Jammu and Kashmir.
Meanwhile, Hurriyat (m) in a statement condemned the ban on JKLF and said raids being conducted on front activists and leaders across Kashmir in an open attempt to crush the peoples’ genuine right to dissent.
Hurriyat also strongly condemned the fresh assault on the Kashmiri engineering student in Bangalore stating that the way Kashmiri students studying in various parts of India are being intimidated, harassed and thrashed, it is forcing them to come back and leave their colleges which putting their future at stake. It said that the primary responsibility of the governments of these states where Kashmiri students are studying is to ensure the safety and security of all the Kashmiri students so that they are not forced to flee.
Hurriyat also denounced repeated CASO in Shopian villages and said that irrespective of their age including the youth are being harassed and intimidated and caused great inconvenience.
Faesal starts public reach out in Kupwara
Kupwara, March 25: Jammu and Kashmir Peoples’ Movement (JKPM) under the leadership of Dr Shah Faesal launched it’s Public Reach-out’ campaign starting from the frontier district, Kupwara to understand the people’s grievances, demands and problems.
The spokesman said that in its first public reach-out, JKPM team visited various villages and held interactions with the delegations from Bumhama, Dodawan, Nag Sarai, Mudmadu, Thyan, Huayhama, Hayhama B, MerNag, Kupwara town, Doniwari, Wowura, Chepora, Chaiwan and Mudanpora.
A team comprising Dr Shah Faisal, Chasfeda Shah, Shah Mubashir, Dr Mustafa, Perzada Feroze, Zameer Ahmad Shah, Iqbal Rather, Feroz Wani, Arshid Nazir Paray, Ghulam Ahmad Shah, Nazer Ahmad Khan and Dr Zahoor Ahmad Bhat was overwhelmed by the response from the people hoping that Faesal will work for the common people, find a solution to the vexed Kashmir issue and give them an alternative from the traditional “oppressive dynastic politics”.
The spokesman added that “Reach-out” campaign is primarily focusing on bringing social awareness which is viewed as the precursor for the political revolution that JKPM has envisioned. Under the dynamic leadership of Dr Faesal JKPM will reach out to all the villages and remotest areas of the state to give them a say in determining their future, development and prosperity.