Pakistan Observer

Kashmir

BJP leader’s cavalcade stoned

Jammu—Unknown attackers on Thursday attacked former cricketer and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Navjot Singh Sidhu’s convoy here, pelting the cars with stones. In the melee, the windscreens of some cars were damaged. On Wednesday, Sidhu had reportedly appealed to the people of Jammu to ‘disband’ the Congress, People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and the National Conference (NC) from the state, adding that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had envisaged a vision for the state in which Jammu and Kashmir would compare favourably with Gujarat. ... Friday, December 19, 2014 Details

Urdu conference being held in Ramban

Rajouri, Ihk—A non governmental organization ,Tehreek Baqa e Urdu (TBU) has announced to hold one day Urdu Conference at Ramban on December 25 in which creation of new ministry for Urdu language will be demanded by passing a resolution. In this regard a Press Conference was organized by TBU President Irfan Ali Arif, Vice President Mohammad Sagheer Mirza and General Secretary of Spokesman Zakir Malik Bhallesi at Rajouri in which they have said that their organization will organize One Day Urdu Conference in Ramban under the patronship of Chief patron Farooq Shah Bukhari. ... Friday, December 19, 2014 Details

JKLF-R continues relief work

Srinagar—In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front-R, while continuing relief campaign, distributed the relief items among the victims of the devastating floods in Gassi Muhalla Rainawari and Nawab Bazaar areas of Srinagar.—KMS
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Friday, December 19, 2014 Details

JKSM demands release of political detainees

Srinagar—In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Salvation Movement (JKSM) has demanded unconditional release of all political detainees in the territory. The JKSM spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar criticized the Indian government for allowing its forces to perpetrate the grave human rights violations despite claiming zero tolerance towards the human rights. ... Friday, December 19, 2014 Details

Indian troops martyr one youth in Kupwara

Srinagar—In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism, martyred one youth in Kupwara district, today. The troops during a siege and search operation killed the youth in a residential house at Koolipora in Sulkote area of the district. ... Friday, December 19, 2014 Details

32 killed in 18 days armed conflicts

Srinagar—Though the poll process culminated peacefully, yet the month of December in Kashmir Valley witnessed a surge in violence leaving 32 persons dead. The dead included 15 militants, 9 Army personnel, 3 policemen, one CRPF jawan and four civilians. Suspected militant also made two unsuccessful attempts on the lives of two political activists during the current month. ... Friday, December 19, 2014 Details

Kashmiri medics, students protest Peshawar massacre

Srinagar—Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) Thursday held protest in Kashmir hospitals against the brutal killings of innocent children in an army school at Peshawar Pakistan. In a statement issued to CNS, president DAK, Dr Nisar-ul-Hasan said that doctors, medical students and paramedics wore black bands in response to the call given by DAK to protest against the slaughter of school children in Peshawar Pakistan. ... Friday, December 19, 2014 Details

Kashmir view:Peshawar attack, a war against God

INDEED, the penalty for those who wage war against God and His Messenger and strive upon earth (to cause) corruption, is none but that they be killed or crucified or that their hands and feet be cut off from opposite sides or that they be exiled from the land. (Quran, 5:33) Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is indeed the only man in the history of mankind who for maintaining peace accepted, seemingly the most unacceptable conditions. ‘Peace treaty of Hudaibiya’ is the finest example of the prophetic version of Islam. ... Friday, December 19, 2014 Details

Pak bloodbath scares Kashmir kids psyche

Srinagar—For seven-year-old Bareena Javaid, the gory pictures of dead and injured children displayed on various Indian and Pakistani news channels Tuesday afternoon came as a shock as she thought something has happened in her school in Srinagar. Bareena’s school uniform resembles with those who died in the deadly terrorist attack carried out by Tehreeek-e-Taliban at Pakistan’s army school in Peshawar leaving at least 140 people, mostly children, dead and over 245 injured. ... Friday, December 19, 2014 Details

UJC chief asks India to read wall writing

Srinagar—Hizb-ul-Mujahideen supremo and UJC chief Syed Salah-ud-din asked government of India (GoI) to read the writing on the wall “as the recent attacks on forces has proved that militants love their mission more than their lives.” In an emailed statement to KNS, the UJC chief while addressing a convention of the Jihad Council said, “Militant attack at Mohura Uri has proved that the military might cannot suppress our resolve.” ... Monday, December 08, 2014 Details

Kashmiri students beaten with iron rods in Haryana

Srinagar—Kashmir University Students’ Union [KUSU] vehemently condemns the murderous assault on Kashmiri students studying at a college in Indian state of Haryana. According to media reports, after knowing about their Kashmiri identity, these goons once again appeared in the premises allegedly with iron rods and sticks and started beating them mercilessly with able assistance from local sarpanch(village head). ... Monday, December 08, 2014 Details

India’s rigidity basic snag in resolution of Kashmir issue

Srinagar—Chief Patron Jammu Kashmir Mahaz-e-Azadi (MeA) Muhammad Azam Inqilabi Saturday said India’s rigidity is basic stumbling block in the resolution of Kashmir issue. In a statement issued to media, Inqilabi condemned Arun Jaitely’s, India’s finance minister, Kashmir remark and said “real issue is Indian leaders reneged on their promise of plebiscite in Kashmir and want to browbeat Kashmiris into submission.” He said “Indian military might and arrogance of its rulers cannot bully Kashmiris who will continue to fight for their birth and inalienable right to self-determination.” “Pandit Nehru as prime minister of India promised referendum in Kashmir on Nov. 11, 1947 in Lal Chowk and is a signatory to UN resolutions guaranteeing self-determination to Kashmiris. But Indian leaders through fraud and treachery backtracked from their pledge,” he said. ... Monday, December 08, 2014 Details

New Delhi portraying Kashmir struggle in distorted manner: Geelani

Srinagar—Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani has said that New Delhi in its propaganda campaign is portraying freedom movement of Jammu and Kashmir in a distorted manner as if people have expressed their faith in Indian democracy. Geelani while laying stress on shutdown call on December 8, against proposed visit of prime minister, Narinder Modi, said, “India with all its power is overlooking the sacrifices and situation is grim and gloomy contrary to what India projects in its campaign. Killing and torture goes unabated as each and every soul in Kashmir is up against India and pursues his right for freedom.” ... Monday, December 08, 2014 Details

Jammu: A Travelogue from Kashmir

IT was Thursday, 23rd October 2014, a vaporous, breezy morning in the valley of Kashmir, serenity and curious notion in my heart, labeled the beginning of my jaunt from the valley of heaven to the city of temples. I along with my brother moved towards the railway station. Brother left the station and went home. Confucius once said “Where ever you go, go with all your heart.” And I constantly tried to follow the same. ... Monday, December 08, 2014 Details

India downplaying gross HR violations: Mirwaiz

Srinagar—On the eve of World Human Rights day, Huriyat Conference (M) Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said that amid ‘so-called’ elections, the burning issues of gross human rights violations are being downplayed by the pro- India parties at large. The Huriyat (M) chief stressed upon UN and world human rights organization to come forward and play their role in putting an end to the gross violation of human rights committed by the Indian Troops in Kashmir. ... Monday, December 08, 2014 Details

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