Srinagar, Apr 17: Chairman of JKLF Muhammad Yasin Malik was on Tuesday detained by police near Kangan, a spokesman said.
According to the statement issued, the spokesman said that Malik reached Chattergul Kangan without any prior announcement and after evading police barricades and check posts.
He participated in a condolence meeting held for slain Amir Hameed Lone.
“After addressing the gathering, Malik was heading towards the residence of another slain youth Gowhar but police blocked his way and arrested him along with JKLF zonal organizer Bashir Ahmad Kashmiri. Both have been lodged at police station Ganderbal,” the spokesman said.
Earlier, evading police barricades, Malik managed to reach Chattergul Kangan toady along with JKLF zonal organizer BashIr Ahmad Kashmiri, district president Bashir Ahmad Boya, deputy district president Ghulam Jeelani, Mushtaq Ahmad Koreg and others.
As Malik arrived at the village, men, women, youth and children of the area came out of their houses to greet him with enthusiasm.
Malik visited the bereaved family, met with the mother of martyr and expressed solidarity with them.
Many heartbreaking emotional scenes were witnessed on the occasion and everyone around was seen in tears.
On hearing the news of the arrival of Malik, people including women in large numbers gathered at the residence of the martyr.
The gathering was addressed by JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik.
While paying tributes to Amir Hameed Lone and Gowhar Ahmad Rather, Malik said that “our budding flowers are being trampled by Indian forces with impunity and no one seems to bother or feel any repulsion.”
He said that though Indian occupational forces are directly involved in this genocide but the responsibility of this totally rests on the shoulders of those pro-India politicians and rulers who during every election ask for votes from people and after coming into power order killings and massacres of our loved ones.
He said that these hypocrites belonging to every pro-India party recently came out in support of rapists and murderers of innocent Asifa in Jammu but as they saw situation changing around, these turn coats started candle marches and protests in favor of Asifa.
Malik said that be it unrelenting killing spree in Kashmir or case of Kathua innocent Asifa, these episodes have actually exposed the whole pro-India political class in Jammu Kashmir.
He said that India and its local supporters in the form of pro-India Kashmiri politicians have been and are constantly trying to divide the nation of Kashmir into small fragments and groups. “To divide us and get votes that actually serve the interests of India, they try to split us in the name of Maslak (creed), religion, language and region and a great example of this engineered divide is the region of Kangan where people are being divided in the name of Gujjars and Kashmiris to serve the interests of the oppressor and colonial forces,” he said.
Malik said that these elections only strengthen the illegal military occupation, serve the interests of India and are actually detrimental to the interest of Kashmiris in every manner and aspect. “The assemblies and parliaments that come into existence by these elections and voting are actually responsible for providing a legal cover to killers of our sons like Amir and Gowhar and therefore we all should refrain from supporting and abetting these pro-India parties and politicians to save our dear and loved ones,” said Malik.
Condemning the brutal killing of Amir Ahmad Lone and Gowhar Ahmad Rather who fell to the bullets and pellets of India, Malik said that these cold blooded murders have yet again proved the fact that Indian bullets and pellets are only fired to kill and maim innocent Kashmiris and snatch their lives.
“In whole Kashmir our loved and budding flowers are sacrificing their lives for freedom of this subjugated nation. These young boys and martyrs are our heroes and nation of Kashmir is indebted to them,” he said.
While paying tributes to Amir, Gowhar and all other martyrs, Malik reiterated his pledge to take the mission of these martyrs to its desired goal.
Malik said that rulers and their authorities claim democracy and freedom of speech, but the reality of their claims if that today to reach Kangan and express sympathies with bereaved families of martyrs, he had to secretly travel and reach a bereave family.
He said that by choking political space and incarcerated political leaders and activists, police and forces are actually pushing this nation to the wall and promoting violence which is highly condemnable.
Release Kashmiri political prisoners on or after oath ceremony: JKDFP to GoI
Srinagar, May 25: Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has stressed upon the government of India (GoI) to release all Kashmiri political prisoners as a good will gesture on or after taking oath of office for the next inning.
Party Spokesperson has said in a statement that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has become very powerful after sweeping the recently held elections so he must now concentrate on becoming an international figure by resolving the political disputes like Kashmir. If Modi resolves Kashmir dispute he is sure to become a strong contender for the Nobel Peace Prize.
“The Kashmir dispute which is continuously consuming human lives has become a nuclear flashpoint between India and Pakistan, the two neighbouring countries, which have a very bright and larger role to play for the stability and peace of the South Asian region. So, both New Delhi and Islamabad must get the Kashmir issue resolved to make way for a larger role on international level,” Spokesperson said.
He said “the fresh dispensation at New Delhi, as a matter of beginning should announce releasing of all Kashmiri political prisoners as a good will gesture to build a confidence and create a situation which can lead to a resolution process. Since both India and Pakistan have numerous issues to address at their domestic levels so, it is high time for both to get engaged as mature democracies so as to find a final resolution of the long pending Kashmir dispute and end the sufferings of Kashmiri people who are suffering a lot since decades together for demanding for their internationally acknowledged political rights.”
No one can stop AIP now: Rasheed
Srinagar, May 23: Awami Itihaad Party (AIP) President and Party’s candidate for Baramulla Parliamentary constituency Er Rasheed has said that results are much encouraging for AIP and no one on earth can stop the party from becoming alternative to NC, PDP and other regional parties.
In a statement issued today, Rasheed said that the spirit of democracy needs to be respected and all those who have won the elections deserve congratulations. However, AIP has proved all political analysis wrong and has shown excellent performance by improving its performance beyond imagination. Those who used to accuse AIP of dividing votes should realize that party was not there to divide votes but to give a befitting fight despite all compulsions and the results have proved all those forces wrong who claimed to be lone warriors of Kashmiris.
Rasheed while thanking AIP cadres said that party is thankful to every single voter and party colleagues who voted and worked for an ideology and have laid a strong foundation stone for the future. AIP promises to follow its pro-people agenda with consistency and sincerity. One should not forget that AIP decided at the eleventh hour to contest the elections and without a proper cadre the party volunteers succeeded in sending a deep message to the masses that AIP has the potential to replace those who have given Kashmiris nothing except disappointments and false promises.
Rasheed reiterated his appeal to sincere political workers to join AIP and become part of a change which will not only ensure leadership that represents sentiments, sacrifices and aspiration of masses but will also give them best and corruption-free governance.
Moulvi Yousuf Shah (RA) put in all-out efforts to highlight Kashmir issue globally: Mirwaiz
Srinagar, May 23: The 52nd death anniversary of Mahajar-e-Millat Mirwaiz Moulvi Yousuf Shah (RA) was observed on both sides of the divide in Kashmir with full respect and honor.
Paying rich tributes to the martyrs of battle of Badr and to highlight the role and great contribution of Muhajir-e-Milat (RA) on social, moral, educational and religious and political front, Mirwaiz-e-Kashmir Umar Farooq while addressing the gathering at the historic Aali Masjid at Eidgah here, shed light on the life and religious political contribution of late Mirwaiz.
While paying rich tributes to him for his commitment to the people’s political movement as a pioneer in creating awareness among them regarding their political rights for which he was exiled, Mirwaiz paid homage to the great leader for his great contribution in the spread of religious teachings and social justice among the people of the state. He said that Mujahir-e-Milat put in all-out efforts during his lifetime to highlight the Kashmir issue globally and to pitch for Kashmiri’s.
Mirwaiz said that the translation and commentary of holy Quran in Kashmiri language by the late Mirwaiz helped put Kashmir on the global Islamic map and earned him great respect in Islamic world.
Mirwaiz also paid rich tributes to the martyrs of the battle of Badr stating that the great companions of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) despite being less in number fought against the enemy to keep the Islamic flag high and that their priceless sacrifices will always be remembered till the day of judgment.
Those who spoke on the occasion include Professor Abdul Gani Bhat, Moulana Masroor Abbas Ansari, Moulana Showkat Hussain Keng, Moulana Khursheed Ahmed Qanoongo, and Moulana Syedur Rehman Shams. The speakers paid rich tributes to Mujahir-e-Milat and vowed to take his mission to its logical conclusion.