KEY TALKING POINTS:158th days of Indian military lockdown, no end to night raids, mass detentions and torture in IOK. Pakistan urges world to take notice of Kashmiris’ plight. EU countries envoys refuse to visit Occupied Kashmir arranged by Indian government. India has tried its best to suppress innocent people of IOK but her all efforts unrealized. Indian Punjab CM criticizes former Madhya Pradesh CM JNU attack: Protests continue across India as Govt pushes for calm Miseries of IOJ&K people continue due to lockdown. JNU attack: Protests continue across India as govt pushes for calm. AJK all set to take Kashmir liberation movement to its ultimate goal: Sardar Masood AJK President Thousands attend martyr’s funeral defying curfew-like restrictions in IOK Protests against citizenship law continue across India.
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In occupied Kashmir, the miseries of the residents of the Kashmir Valley continued unabated as they remained besieged on 158th consecutive day. The students and businesses are the worst sufferers of continued suspension of the internet services since 5th August, this year. The Ambassadors of the European countries have refused to visit Occupied Kashmir arranged by the Indian government today for the envoys based in New Delhi. According to diplomatic sources, the envoys from European countries said they don't want a guided tour of Kashmir, rather we want to meet people freely of our own choosing. Students came out in large numbers across India on Wednesday to protest Sunday’s violence against students at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) while Opposition parties, including the Congress, announced they would soon meet to decide their future course of action. Some of the envoys said they are also keen to meet the three former Chief Ministers, Farooq Abdullah, Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti, who have been in detention since the New Delhi government illegally and unconstitutionally changed the disputed status of Jammu and Kashmir on 5th of August last year.
Syed Faiz Naqsahbandi, Convenyer All Parties Hurriyat ConferenceIn occupied Kashmir, thousands of people defying curfew-like restrictions gathered in Bijbehara in Islamabad district, the hometown, of martyr Zahid Hasan to attend his funeral prayers. Zahid Hassan was laid to rest amid high pitched pro-freedom and anti-India slogans. He was martyred during a cordon and search operation by Indian forces in Awantipora area of Pulwama district, yesterday. Speaking at a meeting of Coalition of Civil Society in Jammu, Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir People's Movement, Mir Shahid Saleem said Kashmiris are forced to live under the shadow of terror since August 5th. Azad Jammu and Kashmir President Sardar Masood Khan has unequivocally said the people of Pakistan and AJK – in the length and cranny of the world – are determined to take the Kashmir liberation movement to its ultimate goal and “they will not allow any negligence in regard to the decades-old conflict”.
Hannan Ali Abbasi, President National Youth AssemblyFear continues to grip the Kashmir Valley and Muslim majority areas of Jammu region as Indian military siege entered 158th consecutive day, today. On the other hand, three persons were injured in a grenade blast in Habbak area of Srinagar today. Students came out in large numbers across India on Wednesday to protest Sunday’s violence against students at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) while Opposition parties, including the Congress, announced they would soon meet to decide their future course of action. Students in Jammu staged a demonstration against the brutal attack by BJP goons on the students and professors at the Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi.
Abdul Salam, Senior Kashmiri JournalistThe people of the Valley are cut off from their immediate surroundings and the entire world due to ban on internet, text messaging and prepaid mobile services. The harshest cold weather has also added to the difficulties of the besieged people as they couldn’t stock essential commodities for the winter season. Indian Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has criticized former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Chouhan for his statement that BJP government will implement the amended citizenship law at any cost. Reacting to BJP leaders statement made in Ludhiana, he said the BJP will have to pay a heavy price for its stubbornness. He said the BJP's stance on the issue smacked of a dangerously fascist approach that would lead to their eventual downfall. Amarinder Singh said his government could not be forced to implement the brazenly divisive Act in Punjab.
POETRY ON KASHMIR
Poetry of shakil Jazib on recent situation of Occupied Jammu & Kashmir Poetry of Durr e Shahwar on recent situation of Occupied Jammu & Kashmir
Impression of Poet Iftakhar Arif about the current situation in IOK
Impression of Poet Hassan Abbas about the current situation in IOK
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