India violating international laws by attempting to abrogate Article 35-A: Pakistan

SRINAGAR, AUGUST 09 : The Pakistani Foreign Office has said that India is violating numerous UN Security Council resolutions and international laws by attempting to abrogate Article 35-A of its Constitution, aimed at changing the demography of Kashmir (IOK) to preempt the outcome of any future plebiscite.
“Underhanded Indian nefarious designs of this nature are a complete violation of the numerous UNSC Resolutions and international law,” the Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal said in Islamabad on Thursday while holding weekly media briefing.
The Spokesperson in a statement said that “despite rampant Indian state terrorism, Kashmiris in Kashmir observed a complete strike against Indian attempts to abrogate Article 35-A
Dr Faisal further said that as a result of the brutal use of force by the Indian occupation forces during last week, 12 innocent Kashmiris embraced shahadat.
The Foreign Office Spokesperson said that the Hurriyat leadership remains incarcerated while their offices are raided regularly on trumped up charges in an attempt to intimidate them. He said that political prisoners under PSA are being shifted to prisons outside Kashmir to exert additional psychological pressure on the families and to keep them away from scrutiny.
“We strongly condemn the illegal detention and shifting of Kashmiri women including Syeda Aasiya Andrabi, Nahida Nasreen and Fahmida Sofi from Mandoli Jail to notorious Tihar Jail in New Delhi,” he said.
The Spokesperson said “We also express our deep concerns over the health condition of political prisoners including Shabir Ahmad Shah, Masara tAlam Butt, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Mohammad Aiyaz Akbar, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Peer Saifullah, Mehrajudin Kalwal, Farooq Ahmad Dar, Ghulam Muhammad Khan Sopori and hundreds of Hurriyat leaders and activists in different jails and interrogation centers.”
Furthermore, Dr Faisal said that journalists especially foreign journalists are arbitrarily prevented access to Kashmir to stop them from witnessing the rapidly deteriorating situation on ground.
“This is a desperate attempt to cover the truth about the humanitarian emergency and barbaric human rights violations being committed by forces,” he added.

Tribal committee stages protest against arrest of Advocate Talib Hussain

SRINAGAR, AUGUST 09 : All Tribal coordination Committee stages a Protest demonstration at South Kashmir’s Islamabad District on Thursday against arrest of prime campaign of Kautha rape victim.
The Protesting Committee Members holding banners and Play cards were raising Slogans in favour of Advocate Talib Hussain. The Protesters also raised slogans against BJP-RSS Government particularly against BJP MLA Lal Singh,Who Participated in Rally & Supported Culprit of Kathua Rape Case.
The Protest was held by All Tribal coordination committee in promises of DC Office Islamabad. The Protesters were demanding the release of Advocate Talib Hussain,who was Illegally Framed & Put Behind bars without any Reason.
Bashrat Chohan told if Talib was arrested by Police in Kathua, then why locals from Kathua entire into Police Station and beat him ruthlessly”.
We now applied To the Governor of Jammu & Kashmir to Intervene in this matter & provide justice to Advocate Talib Hussain.

Remembers Shaheed-e-Azimat, an asset of ongoing movement :DFP

Srinagar, Aug 09 : Remembering Shaheed-e-Azimat Sheikh Abdul Aziz on his tenth martyrdom anniversary, Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party has said that Shaheed-e-Azimat is an asset of the ongoing resistance movement. He was a long time friend and well wisher of JKDFP incarcerated chief Shabir Shah.
The Spokesperson of Freedom Party said that Shaheed-e-Azimat and JKDFP chief Shabir Shah have spent lot of time together and faced hardships jointly in the way of freedom. Both the leaders led historical ‘Uri Challo’ march during 2008 Intifada in which Shaheed-e-Azimat was martyred by the men in uniform near Chahel Uri on August 11, 2008.
Quoting witnesses the Spokesperson said that even after hit by bullets, Shaheed-e-Azimat talked to his friend Shabir Shah about the ‘Uri Challo’ march. Shaheed-e-Azimat was later shifted to a Srinagar hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
The Spokesperson while paying tributes to Shaheed-e-Azimat, Sheikh Abdul Aziz said that he had dedicated his life to the great cause of Freedom. He was an enthusiastic freedom loving youth who played an active role in forming pro-freedom groups and parties. He did not hesitate in leading the brave hearts on forefront and when his services were needed at political front, Shaheed-e-Azimat proved his worth.
Reiterating that the sacred mission of Shaheed-e-Azimat like martyrs will be taken forward at any cost, the JKDFP Spokesperson said that nation is indebted to Shaheed-e-Azimat and all other martyrs who lived for a cause and finally laid down their lives for the same.
The Spokesperson said that martyrs like Shaheed-e-Azimat are the real assets and torch bearers of the ongoing freedom struggle the sole aim of which is to achieve those rights which are accepted on the international front but are refused by India on military might.