People of Kashmir deserve huge salutations: Anuradha Bhasin

In occupied Kashmir, Kashmir Times Executive Editor Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal  says resilience of the people in Kashmir and their constant struggle for achieving right to self determination deserve salutations.  She was addressing Pandit Raghunath Vaishnavi Annual Lecture, which was organized by a human rights group, Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society. Bhasin said there is no space for peaceful resistance, which has been targeted in various ways.

JKLF pays tributes to martyred youth

In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) has paid growing tributes to the recently martyred Kashmiri youth and said that the sacrifices of Kashmiri martyrs will not be allowed to go waste.  A JKLF delegation visited the bereaved families of martyr Irfan-ul-Haq in Awantipora, Pulwama, and Mohammad Ayub Lone, at Lelahaar in Pulwama district and expressed solidarity with the bereaved families. The JKLF leaders speaking on the occasion said that the Kashmiri martyrs’ mission would be taken to its logical conclusion at all costs.

Gilani Symbol of Freedom Movement: APHC leaders

In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference leaders, Ghulam Nabi Sumjhi, Zamruda Habib and Ghulam Ahmed Gulzar while describing the ailing APHC Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, as a symbol and icon of freedom movement, have prayed for his speedy recovery.  Syed Ali Gilani is undergoing treatment at Soura Institute of Medical Sciences in Srinagar. The APHC leaders in a joint statement issued in Srinagar hailed Syed Ali Gilani for his immaculate and unblemished character and generous services rendered by him for the ongoing freedom movement. They appealed to the people to pray for his health.  The leaders while referring to India’s plans to abrogate the Article 35A of Indian Constitution to convert the Muslim majority of occupied Kashmir into a minority said, abrogation or tinkering with the Article 35A is unacceptable to the Kashmiri people.

Indian top court agrees to examine plea seeking CBI trial against Army Personnel

Indian Supreme Court has agreed to examine the plea seeking a CBI trial against army personnel involved in the Pathribal fake encounter.  The plea in the Supreme Court has been filed by Ramakrishnan on behalf of the Dalal family of Islamabad town, whose kin, Zahoor Ahmad Dalal, was a victim of the fake encounter.

Pathribal case: Victim families vow to fight for justice.  

A day after the Indian Supreme Court agreed to examine their plea seeking a CBI trial against army personnel involved in the Pathribal fake encounter, the families of the victims said they will keep fighting for justice, even though they have little hope of it.  Rasheed Khan, son of Juma Khan, one of the victims of the fake encounter of March 25, 2000, said that he had no faith that he would get any justice now.

Bullet-riddled body of student found in Shopian

In occupied Kashmir, a bullet- riddled body of a college student was recovered in Shopian district of south Kashmir on Sunday morning. The body of the youth, identified as Gowhar Ahmad of Urpara village of Nagbal was found by locals in an orchard, less than a kilometer from his home. His family members said that Gowhar had left home last evening.

Key Kashmir file supporting Article 35A goes missing in Delhi

A key Kashmir file justifying the insertion of Article 35-A into the Indian Constitution has gone missing from the high security vaults of North Block in New Delhi.  The incident came at a time when the Indian Supreme Court is hearing a petition by an RSS-backed NGO seeking the abrogation of the Article, which bars outsiders from acquiring land in Kashmir.

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