Archive for February 2013

Pakistan FO concerned about repressive measures in occupied Kashmir

Feb 11th, 2013 | By

Pakistan has reaffirmed solidarity with the People of Jammu and Kashmir and expressed serious concerns on the high-handed measures taken by India in the wake of Afzal Guru’s execution. Spokesman of the Foreign Office Moazzam Ahmed Khan in Islamabad declined to comment on the trial of Afal Guru. However‚ he said India is suppressing the



Foreign Minister Hina calls on India to stop killing innocent Kashmiris

Feb 7th, 2013 | By

Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar on Wednesday called on India to exercise restraint and stop killing innocent Kashmiris in Occupied Kashmir. Those responsible for such crimes should be brought to justice, the foreign minister said in her address to a meeting of the OIC Contact Group on Jammu and Kashmir here. She said India must



India has designs to annex Pakistan Occupied Kashmir

Feb 7th, 2013 | By

Jammu and Kashmir MLA Mustafa Kamal believes India has “designs to annex Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK)”. “The animosity between India and Pakistan is so intense that just two people were killed on the LoC (Indian soldiers Hemraj Singh and Sudhakar Singh were killed by Pakistani troops on January 8) and they almost came close to



ACTION AGAINST YOUTH FOR COMMENTS ON SOCIAL MEDIA UNJUSTIFIED: HURRIYAT (G)

Feb 7th, 2013 | By

“National media reporting biased, don’t follow any standards” Terming as unjustified the police action against youth who published and uploaded their comments on social media websites, Hurriyat Conference (G) spokesman today said that authorities are making mountain out of a mole hill. He said it is a deliberate and manipulated attempt by Delhi to deviate



43 Percent of Kashmiri Schools Receive Unsafe Water

Feb 7th, 2013 | By

Over 40 percent of schools and 30 percent of the villages in Indian-administered Kashmir rely on unsafe drinking water, according to a new study. The study, which was carried out by the National Level Monitoring Agency, under India’s rural development ministry, found that 60 percent of village residents do not get sufficient potable water in



Turkish people extend unwavering support for the oppressed people of Kashmir

Feb 7th, 2013 | By

Participants of a seminar expressed their full support to the oppressed people of Kashmir and their democratic right to self-determination. The seminar, to commemorate Kashmir Solidarity Day, was organized by Turkey-Pakistan Cultural Association in collaboration with Ankara University. While addressing the participants, Prof. Dr. Mustafa Kamalak, Chairman of Saadet Party said the people of Turkey



Indian authorities refuse travel documents to Mirwaiz

Feb 7th, 2013 | By

European Kashmiris hold candlelight vigil in Brussels Indian authorities have refused travel documents to the All Parties Hurriyet Conference Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq preventing him from attending the 12th OIC summit that has started, today, in the Egyptian capital, Cairo. The APHC Chairman was jointly invited to the conference by the Government of Egypt and



Woman in Kashmir: A Silent Victim

Feb 7th, 2013 | By

By Mariam Shah Kashmir is one of the most neglected, long standing and unresolved issue. It is one of those conflict zones which have faced the worst human rights violations and crimes against humanity. Kashmiri people are suffering from extreme inhumane behavior for the last many decades like torture, extrajudicial killings, mass murders, rape, torture,



Indian Brutality in Kashmir

Feb 7th, 2013 | By

By Momin Iftikhar The virtual evaporation of the dividends of an intricately built peace process in Kashmir with a small yet emotionally-laden skirmish on the Line of Control (LoC), following a well kept nine-year long ceasefire, has prominently endorsed the commanding importance of Kashmir as the issue that needs to be resolved if India and



India cannot suppress Kashmir freedom struggle: Mirwaiz

Feb 5th, 2013 | By

In a statement on the Kashmir Solidarity Day today, Farooq said that Pakistan’s moral and diplomatic support for Kashmir’s right of self-determination would boost the morale of Kashmiris. He said that the Kashmiris would continue their just struggle for self-determination. He said that India could not succeed in suppressing the indigenous struggle for independence in