Daily Archives: June 2, 2018

Zafar Akbar Butt arrested at Delhi airport

New Delhi, June 02, 2018 (PPI-OT): Delhi police arrested the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Salvation Movement, Zafar Akbar Butt, from airport in New Delhi and did not allow him to proceed to Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah. Zafar Akbar Butt along with his 80 years old mother was going to Saudi Arabia for the pilgrimage but the authorities at Delhi Airport detained him despite he was with his elderly mother, who was on wheelchair.

Zafar Akbar Butt was scheduled to take his mother for Umrah. But the Indian authorities raising several objections detained him at the Delhi airport. A JKSM spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar strongly condemned the arrest of Zafar Akbar Butt. He termed the action as undemocratic and an act of political vengeance and harassment.

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APHC terms IOK situation worrisome, grim

Srinagar, June 02, 2018 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) has termed the prevailing situation in the territory as worrisome and grim and said that in presence of over seven hundred thousand Indian troops the people are living a miserable life. The APHC in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “Kashmiris are facing horrendous situations, un-proportionate military might, detentions, desecration of religious places and unabated killings.”

The statement said that the people of Kashmir would never succumb to pressure and sacrifices rendered by Kashmiris would not go waste. “We will keep pursuing our cherished mission till it is taken to its logical conclusion,” it added.

The APHC said that killing, loot, plunder, vandalization of properties of civilians and freedom-fighters, and chopping of fruit trees by the troops had become a routine in the territory and the world human rights bodies were watching as mere spectators. The statement said that the puppet authorities once again barred the APHC Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, from offering Friday prayers, and termed the action as brazen interference in religious matters.

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Indian soldier commits suicide in Ganderbal

Srinagar, June 02, 2018 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, an Indian Army soldier committed suicide in Ganderbal district, last night. The soldier identified as Havaldar Rajpal Singh, a resident of Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, ended his life by shooting himself with his service rifle while on duty at an army camp in Surfraw area of Kangan in the district.

This incident of suicide raised the number of such deaths among the Indian troops and police personnel in the territory to 402 since January 2007. Meanwhile, an Indian soldier was killed and an officer injured when they fell down into a gorge during patrolling in Uri area of Baramulla district. The soldier Sepoy Raman Kumar and the officer Major Amit Kumar were injured when they fell into a deep gorge during a routine patrol. They were shifted to an army hospital where Sepoy Raman Kumar succumbed to his injuries.

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APSCC urges meaningful dialogue on Kashmir

Srinagar, June 02, 2018 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, All Parties Sikh Coordination Committee (APSCC) has urged India and Pakistan to take tangible measures for bringing peace in region so that the bloodshed gets stopped in Valley and people living on borders are safe. The Sikh leaders in a general meeting of APSCC in Srinagar appealed India and Pakistan to start a meaningful dialogue process without any further delay.

The APSCC Chairman, Jagmohan Singh Raina, in a statement issued after the meeting, said that as a part of goodwill gesture New Delhi should immediately release Hurriyat leaders and other political activists as well as youth languishing in jails of India and the territory.

“Dialogue as announced by Indian Home Minister, Rajnath Singh should not be sweet words to play with the sentiments of majority community (Muslims of Kashmir), but it should satisfy minorities including Sikhs, Dogras and Kashmiri Pandits. At the same time it is important that people living in regions like Poonch, Rajouri, Doda, Bhaderwah, Leh and Kargil are involved in this whole process,” said Raina.

The APSCC Chairman said that Indian political parties should evolve a consensus as how to proceed ahead with the dialogue process with different stakeholders in Kashmir. He said sincerity holds key to such a process and Hurriyat leaders need to be taken on board in the dialogue process.

“There are many political parties and people having vested interests and would never want peace to return to the Valley and would sabotage the dialogue. Political parties of the Valley, especially National Conference and PDP, have to work towards the interests of the people of Kashmir and no politics should be involved in the whole process,” said Raina.

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Thousands attend funeral of martyred youth in Srinagar

Srinagar, June 02, 2018 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, dozens of people were injured when Indian troops and police personnel used brute force on the funeral of a martyred youth in Srinagar, today. The youth, Qaiser Butt, was run over by a vehicle of Indian Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in Nowhatta area of Srinagar during a demonstration, yesterday. He was shifted to Soura Institute of Medical Sciences where he succumbed to critical internal injuries early today.

The puppet authorities imposed curfew and restrictions in Srinagar, today, to prevent people from attending the funeral prayers of the youth and staging demonstrations against his killing. Defying curfew and restrictions, thousands of people took part in the funeral prayers of Qaiser at Fateh Kadal Chowk, amid high-pitched pro-freedom and anti-India slogans. Indian troops and police personnel fired pellets and teargas shells into the mourners at the chowk, injuring dozens of them.

Reports said that the body of the martyred youth was later loaded onto a truck and driven to Eidgah where thousands of people had already assembled to take part in his last rites. “Second round of funeral prayers was held there in which thousands of people participated,” said a mourner, adding that pro-freedom slogans were raised during the funeral. He said that the Indian forces resorted to massive teargas shelling after Qaiser Butt was laid to rest, triggering intense clashes between the youth and the forces’ personnel.

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Pakistan participates in the 1st Shanghai Cooperation Organization Media Summit

Islamabad, June 02, 2018 (PPI-OT): The first Shanghai Cooperation Organization Media Summit was held in Beijing on 1st June, 2018. The Media Summit was attended by leaders, representatives, diplomats and media delegates of member and observer states of the SCO, says a press release received here today from Beijing. Mr. Huang Kunming, Member of the Political Bureau and Head of the Publicity Department of the CPC delivered President Xi Jinping’s message in his key note speech and termed the event as an iconic occasion, made possible due to President Xi’s commitment to enhance media co-operation amongst SCO member states.

He said that given the destabilizing environment faced by the world, development of a mutually beneficial strategy to address our common concerns, aided through pivotal role of media, is the need of the day. Mr. Shafqat Jalil, Additional Secretary of Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage, leading Pakistani delegation, congratulated SCO member states representatives for successfully organizing the Media Summit. Media, he said, can play a positive role in promoting inter-SCO harmony for maintaining peace, security and stability in the region and SCO provides the perfect platform.

He termed Pakistani media as vibrant with potential for tremendous growth through collaboration of media organizations under the SCO umbrella. Mr. Jiang Jianguo, Deputy Head of the Publicity Department of CPC, conducted the proceedings of the 1st SCO Media Summit hosted by China. Ambassador of Pakistan Masood Khalid and SCO Secretary General Rashid Alimov were also present on the occasion. The Summit concluded with launch of the “1st Shanghai Cooperation Organization Media Summit Initiative on Strengthening Media Exchanges and Cooperation” followed by signing ceremony of MoU and agreements.

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