Indian has nearly lost Kashmir: P Chidambaram

Former Minister P Chidambaram said that he had a sinking feeling that Kashmir was nearly lost for India because the Indian government used brute force to quell dissent in occupied Kashmir.Addressing a meeting organised in Hyderabad by Manthan, a public discourse platform, P Chidambaram said that he feared the situation would worsen if India did not take up course correction.He said seven million persons of Kashmir Valley felt alienated by the oppressive methods of the Indian government which was a terrible mistake.

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‘BJP, Sangh Parivar disturbing communal harmony in Jammu’

  In occupied Kashmir, member of the so-called Kashmir Assembly and Chairman of Awami Ittehad Party, Engineer Abdur Rasheed, has said that rightwing BJP and Sangh Parivar are trying to disturb communal harmony in Jammu.Engineer Rasheed in a statement issued in Srinagar strongly condemned the hooliganism at Maulana Azad Memorial College in Jammu by the activists of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the student wing of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).He said, time and again it has been proved that the state machinery is being controlled by extremist forces who are trying everything to disturb the communal harmony in Jammu province at the behest of BJP and Sangh Parivar.
“It is shameful that the members of ABVP objected to a song in a bus and after the issue was sorted out by the college management, the goons went to the hostels and attacked the Muslim students late in the night.

Non-Kashmiris being settled in Jammu

In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu Muslim Front has said that non-state subjects are being settled across Jammu which has affected the local population particularly the trader community badly.The President of Jammu Muslim Front, Qazi Imran in a statement in Jammu said that people from Nepal were being settled near Bagh-e-Bahu in Jammu.“The settlement is known as Gorkha Nagar where thousands of Nepalese live.”The fact is that hundreds of non-locals have managed to own ‘Benami Property’.

Kunanposhpora survivors commemorate ‘Women’s Resistance Day’

In occupied Kashmir, Support Group for Justice for Kunanposhpora and the survivors of mass rape and torture organized a small interaction with the members of the press in Srinagar.A statement issued by the Kunanposhpora Support Group in Srinagar said, on the completion of 26 years to Kunanposhpora mass rape and torture which is also commemorated as Women’s Resistance Day, the survivors of the mass rape and torture came all the way from Kunanposhpora to address members of the press and society.They also remembered the struggle of the seven survivors who died during the last twenty six years of struggle, it said, adding that the most recent death, which occurred in 2016, was of a rape victim.
Pertinently, the Kunanposhpora case is in Supreme Court of India since December 2014.Meanwhile, the Working Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Movement (JKPM), Mir Shahid Saleem, addressing a party meeting in Jammu appealed to the UN and world human rights organizations to impress upon India to conduct an impartial probe into the Kunanposhpora mass rape incident.
It was an unprecedented act of terror, where women and girls between the age group of 8 to 80 years were mercilessly raped and not a single Indian soldier involved in this heinous crime was punished till date.

Indian police arrest Qazi Yasir, Hurriyet leaders in Srinagar

In occupied Kashmir, Indian police arrested the Chairman of Ummat-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir, Qazi Ahmed Yasir, along with several Hurriyet leaders when he was on a day-long hunger strike against the continued illegal detention of Hurriyet leaders and activists.A large number of people including resistance leaders attended  the hunger strike camp organized by the Ummat-e-Islami at Press Enclave in Srinagar to draw attention of the world community towards the plight of illegally detained Kashmiris.However, Indian police arrived on spot in to sabotage the programme.Meanwhile, Hurriyet leader, Bilal Siddiqui in a statement in Srinagar strongly denounced the police action, terming it as the worst example of state terrorism.

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